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  1. New E-Rate Contract Provides 20% Savings

  2. ALA Names Theme for 2010 National Library Week

  3. Save the Date: Library Career Expo Coming March 6th

More Library News:

Anderson Herald Bulletin
Kroger grant helps build early reading library
Gary Post Tribune

Towns improving Web presence
Gary Post Tribune

Retiring director has ushered library through changes
Greene County Banner Graphic

Witches, pirates and Pocahontas at PC library
Inside Indiana Business

IU to Lead Library Software Development Project
New Albany Tribune

Area libraries increase access
Northwest Indiana Times

Gary library sets 40th annual African-American
Rochester Sentinel

Library director Landis resigns

IU's Lilly Library to celebrate 50th anniversary with collection of rare treasures
South Bend Tribune

Many jobless use St. Joseph County Public Library computers to file claims
South Bend Tribune

State loans computers to help with unemployment filing 

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New E-Rate Contract Provides 20% Savings

E-Rate for Indiana Libraries

The Indiana State Library recently negotiated a new E-Rate contract for the Public Library Internet Consortium. The new pricing structure for 2010 represents a 21% cost reduction from 2009. ENA was once again selected as the contractor and will provide E-Rate services for 48 months beginning July 1, 2010.

ENA is the single point of contact for all network support issues. Their staff of Indiana-based engineers and support personnel provides help desk services, field service, and network engineering. For information about Internet service levels, network upgrades, E-Rate news, and information visit or contact ENA’s Customer Support Center at (888) 612-2880 or

If you are not a current member of the Public Library Internet Consortium and would like to learn more visit the State Library’s E-Rate Webpage.  This page also provides templates and guides for building technology plans, which are required to meet public library standards.

The E-Rate discount telecommunication program is also available for schools. Media Specialists can learn more about E-Rate for schools from the Indiana Department of Education’s E-Rate Information Center.

ALA Names Theme for 2010 National Library Week 

National Library Week: April 11-17National Library Week is an annual celebration of the contributions of our nation's libraries and librarians. All types of libraries are invited to participate this April 11th to 17th.  Libraries are the heart of their communities, so National Library Week 2010 will be celebrated with the theme, "Communities thrive @your library."

The ALA has already put together several resources to help your library raise awareness about libraries and library services during National Library Week. Check out the free promotional tools for new ways to promote this annual event.

Save the Date: Library Career Expo Coming March 6th


Indiana Library Career ExpoThe Indiana State Library and Indiana University School of Library and Information Science, (SLIS) invites high school seniors, collegians, library employees, and library professionals to the second-annual Library Career Expo. The Expo, entitled “Indiana Librarianship in the 21st Century,” takes place on Saturday, March 6, 2009 from 11:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (EST) at the IUPUI Main Library in Indianapolis.


The event will feature several discussions and workshops led by leaders in the library field and a keynote presentation by Dr. Carla Hayden, Executive Director of the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore, MD. Additionally, attendees will have ample opportunity to network with library employees, potential employers, and college education providers in the expo hall throughout the day. 


Stay tuned to The Wednesday Word in the coming weeks for specific registration, workshop, and participant information. Updates will also be posted on WebJunction Indiana's Careers page. Interested parties may also contact Barbara Albee at or 317-278-2401, or Marcia Smith-Woodard at; (317) 232-3719; or (800) 451-6028.