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In This Issue

  1. Thanks for Making WJ-IN Community Among Nation's Best

  2. Webinar Series Scheduled for Aspiring Geek Libraries

  3. Register Today for LSTA Assistance Webinar

More Library News

Crawfordsville Journal Review

Former musher gives presentation at CDPL

Crawfordsville Journal Review

Lincoln manuscript found at Archives

Crawfordsville Journal Review

Ladoga Library on the ‘Wright' track

Fort Wayne News-Sentinel

ACPL offers downloadable music from Freegal on its website

Gary Post-Tribune

Disability no roadblock for librarian

Greene County Daily World

Linton Library aims to Kindle interest in e-books with reader raffle

Greenfield Daily Reporter
Library seeks more parking

Greensburg Daily News

Local publisher specializes in undiscovered authors

Huntington Co. TAB

Potter, Nicholas Sparks books top list of what local readers check out at library

Indianapolis Star

Q&A with curator Kisha Tandy

Indianapolis Star

Life-size board games centerpiece of Greenwood library lock-in event

IUSB Preface

Schurz Library Food for Fines Drive donations double from last year

Lafayette Journal & Courier

New guide offers grant-funding opportunities
Lafayette Journal & Courier

Let's have a party, zombie style

Madison Courier


Northwest Indiana Times
Book apps, ranked by Mobilewalla

Northwest Indiana Times

Dyer artist to design new work for CP library  

Northwest Indiana Times

History comes to life

Rushville Republican

RPL taking steps to renovate, expand

Shelbyville News

Reading efforts score books, basketballs, understanding

Terre Haute Tribune Star

Enter 2012 Max Ehrmann Poetry Competition by Feb. 24

Washington Times-Herald

Steaming toward Carnegie


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Thanks for Making WJ-IN Community Among Nation's Best

WebJunction IndianaThe State Library would like to thank  the over 3,300 WebJunction Indiana members for helping make our state’s online community one of the best in the nation.  Over the four and a half years, library professionals have taken advantage of hundreds of hours of free professional coursework along with other great services via WebJunction Indiana.

In 2011, the most popular service on WebJunction Indiana has been the Jobs in Indiana Libraries portal. Nearly 5,400 individuals searched the Indiana library jobs listings this past December alone. Among the most recent entries to the jobs portal include the Children's Services Consultant position at the State Library. This position coordinates outreach efforts of the State Library to libraries of all types related to areas of children's service. Applications must be submitted through the Indiana Job Bank and reference Job ID #577478.

If you have yet to register for WebJunction Indiana, doing so is free and easy. Simply log onto, set up your new WebJunction member account, and begin taking advantage of WebJunction’s resources today.

Webinar Series Scheduled for Aspiring Geek Libraries

Geek the Library Webinar SeriesIndiana libraries that are preparing to participate or considering getting on the Geek the Library train may want to take advantage of the upcoming Five Simple Ways Webinar Series from OCLC. These informative Webinars are designed to provide quick tips that you can put into action immediately—and most feature a participating library guest speaker, including a few familiar names:

If you are unable to attend all the Webinars you desire, also be sure to check out these recorded Webinars from OCLC.

Library Services & Technology ActRegister Today for the 2012 LSTA Grant Application Assistance Webinar on Jan. 19 at 2:00 p.m.

LEU Opportunity Days

Register today for one of six LEU Opportunity Days at a location near you. While the LEUs are for certified public librarians, the workshops are available to all librarians and school library educators statewide.

(Please note that the Jasper-Dubois County event is scheduled for February 15, not February 7 as previously reported.)

When: February 15 @ 9:30 AM
Where: Jasper-Dubois County Public Library, Ferdinand Branch

When: February 21 @ 9:30 AM
Where: Vigo County Public Library

When: February 28 @ 10:00AM
Where: Batesville Memorial PL

When: March 14 @ 10:00 AM
Where: Kendallville Public Library

When: March 21 @ 10:00 AM
Where: Jasper Co. PL- Wheatfield

When: March 29 @ 10:00 AM
Where: Tippecanoe Co. PL

Upcoming Workshops,
Meetings & Events

LSTA Application Assistance Webinar
When: January 19 @ 2:00 PM
Where: Live Webinar

Digitizing Photographic Collections Workshop
When: January 23 @ 9:00 AM
Where: Peabody Public Library

When: January 24 @ 2:00 PM
Where: Live Webinar

Advanced INSPIRE Business Resources
When: February 7 @ 2:00 PM
Where: Live Webinar

Deadline for LSTA Grant Applications
When: February 10 @ 11:59 PM

Evergreen Indiana Overview
When: February 23 @ 10:00 AM
Where: Live Webinar

Discovery to Delivery III: Resource Sharing Core Service
When: March 9 @ 9:00 AM
Where: Ball St. University

Evergreen International Conference
When: April 25-29
Where: Indianapolis

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WebJunction Indiana

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