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2013 Annual Report
The 2013 Indiana Public Library Annual Report is now ready for completion and instructions were emailed to all Indiana public library directors. If you did not receive an email containing your login info or if you have any questions, please contact the Library Development Office at (800) 451-6028 or LDO@library.in.gov
ILHB Seeks Taskforce for Review of Public Library Standards
The Indiana Library & Historical Board is charging a taskforce to conduct an initial review of the first two years of the new Public Library Standards (590 IAC 6). The Indiana State Library is seeking input from directors and trustees from libraries based upon both size and geographical distribution around the state. We would like to have the first meeting of this taskforce by the end of January. Meetings will be every other month thereafter. The taskforce will report to the ILHB of progress after each meeting. It is anticipated that this taskforce will be convened for the duration of 2014 and make final recommendations to the ILHB by its December 12, 2014 meeting.
If you are interested in serving on this taskforce, please send your name and library to firstname.lastname@example.org by 1/13/13. Taskforce members will be selected and notified on 1/16/13.
INSPIRE Resource to Focus on Prevalent Topics in Librarianship
A new INPSIRE page, "Hot Topics," was recently unveiled and focuses on emerging eGovernment services, testing changes and other relevant issues. Currently, you will find the following topics:
Each resource can connect your staff and patrons to relevant information for each respective topic. Please book mark the "Hot Topics" page as the Indiana State Library will continue to add to it as new topics and suggestions emerge. If you would like recommend a topic to be covered on INSPIRE, please email email@example.com.
LSTA Grant Opportunities Focus on Technology, Bicentennial
The Indiana State Library Development Office opened the application process for the 2014 LSTA grant program. The 2014 applications must be received by 4:00 PM EST on Friday, March 14th, 2014 and include the following opportunities for Indiana libraries and historical and cultural organizations:
If you have questions about your eligibility, a grant application requirement, or anything else concerning 2014 LSTA grant opportunities, please contact the Library Development Office at LDO@library.in.gov or (800) 451-6028. Visit the LSTA homepage to learn more how LSTA grants support Indiana libraries.
Welcome New Library Directors
Please join the State Library in welcoming the following new public library directors from around the state:
Kerry Green, Director, Hussey Mayfield Memorial Public Library
Grier Carson, Director, Putnam County Public Library
Amy Schrock, Interim Director, New Carlisle-Olive Twp. Public Library
Becky Hunter, Interim Director, Lincoln Heritage Public Library
Katie Mullins, Interim Director, Kendallville Public Library
Cynthia Webb & Karen Stephenson, Co-interim Directors, Paoli Public Library
Best of luck to you all!
Medical Resources on INSPIRE
TeachingBooks.net Introduction & Overview
Day of Learning at Fishers Library
2014 CSLP Training: Ages 0-12
2014 CSLP Training: Ages 13-Adult
Rock Star Librarian Training
Discovery to Delivery V
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