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The Wednesday Word is a production of the Indiana State Library
Deadline Approaching for International Poetry/Art Contest
Each year, River of Words draws out the best poetry and art talent in the world. An international contest for grades K-12, River of Words focuses on watersheds as a central theme. This opportunity is designed to help youth express themselves through the arts, while exploring their environment and developing a sense of place and appreciation for discovery. River of Words is an excellent opportunity for art and literature classroom and program participants to strengthen their skills and make connections between the watershed theme and their artistic talents.
Entries are first judged in the international River of Words contest. National winners will be announced in April 2009. Indiana poetry and artwork will then be judged on a state level in May and state winners will be announced in June 2009. Winners will be recognized at an awards ceremony at the Indiana State Library. Winning Indiana artists and poets will also receive statewide recognition and prizes showcasing their artwork!
The deadline for 2009 contest entries is February 15, 2009. Entry forms and complete contest guidelines can be found at www.riverofwords.org.
River of Words is an international contest that is sponsored on the state level by the Indiana Center for the Book at the Indiana State Library, Project WET (Water Education for Teachers), a program of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, and the Environmental Education Association of Indiana.
Free Online Courses Available through SOLINET
Open Source 102: No Geeks Required - Public Workstations (Live Online)
Some libraries are
saving money and meeting customer needs by putting open source software on their public workstations instead of Windows and Microsoft Office. What is it about open source software that makes it attractive? Are Linux and OpenOffice adequate replacements? This workshop will identify libraries that have adopted open source solutions, talk about their experiences, address common questions about open source software, and explain some options for implementation.
Preservation and Salvage of Audiovisual Materials (Live Online)
This two-hour web-based class offers preventive preservation strategies and salvage options for audiovisual materials in all types of libraries, schools, and archives.
Limited seating is available for two other workshops in January: What’s Next? Planning for Tomorrow’s Technology Trends in Libraries (6 Technology LEUs) on January 22 at the Lawrenceburg Public Library; and Cataloging Visual Materials and Electronic Resources (6 General LEUs) on January 29 at the Jackson County Public Library. Please act quickly to reserve your spot today. To sign up for a workshop, visit WebJunction Indiana’s online calendar.