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  1. WebJunction Hosting Webinar on Workforce Recovery

  2. IHC Offering Free Picturing America Workshop with Stipend

More Library News:


Associated Press
New library standards to enhance online access
Crawfordsville Journal Review

Hoosier history books featured at C'ville library
Elkhart Truth

Elkhart Public Library to honor Brich
Hendricks County Flyer

Tie collection makes a splash in Plainfield
Indianapolis Star

Muncie officials hold out hope on city's oldest library
Indianapolis Star

Expansion would double size of library in New Palestine
Indianapolis Star

New standards would mean more access to computers at public libraries
Lafayette Journal & Courier

Purdue cuts in libraries' periodicals painful for researchers
Muncie Star Press

Carnegie Library alive and well -- for now
Muncie Star Press
Reading to pups

IU Bloomington libraries named top in the country

South Bend Tribune
Out in the cold at the library
South Bend Tribune

County library receives $3500 gift
Times of Noblesville

Ribbon tying marks beginning of countywide borrowing
WFIE-TV (Evansville)

IN libraries getting more computers

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WebJunction Hosting Webinar on Workforce Recovery

WebJunction: Project CompassProject Compass, the IMLS-funded initiative by WebJunction and the State Library of North Carolina, was acknowledged in the December 11, 2009 issue of the IMLS newsletter Primary Source. Tomorrow, January 28, WebJunction will host an hour-long webinar on topics related to libraries and workforce recovery. The session will cover strategies for triaging social services, new ways to create partnerships with community agencies, and tactics that can be implemented on a shoestring budget. The session will include a brief introduction to Project Compass and to Workforce Resources, a new section on WebJunction created to collect library-specific resources and responses to these tough times. Registration for the webinar is required.

NTIA Webcasting Workshop for Broadband Stimulus Applicants

The Department of Commerce's National Telecommunications Information Administration (NTIA) will webcast a technical assistance workshop for broadband stimulus applicants via on January 29, starting at 11:00 (EST). The workshop will also be archived and available for reference 3-5 days after streaming.

IHC Offering Free Picturing America Workshop with Stipend 

IHC: Picturing America WorkshopThe Indiana Humanities Council and Ball State Museum of Art invites K-12 social studies and art teachers, media specialists and children's librarians to a free one-day workshop at the BSU Museum of Art that will help them use Picturing America resources in their classrooms and programs.

Picturing America, an initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities, brings masterpieces of American art into classrooms and libraries nationwide. Over 1200 Indiana schools and libraries have received sets of the quality reproductions. Through this innovative program, students and citizens can gain a deeper appreciation of our country's history and character through the study and understanding of its art.

Participants will receive a stipend of $75 to offset expenses, and lunch will be provided. The workshop is eligible for Library Educations Units and Certification Renewal Credits. Please register today as the workshop is limited to 36 participants. Read more about the workshop and download a registration form on the IHC website. For more information, contact Nancy Conner at or 800-675-8897, ext. 128. 

TSL Offers Free Webinar on After School Programming

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission is making a free webinar available to librarians throughout the country. “School's Out @ Your Public Library: Program Ideas for After School” will be offered on Wednesday, February 17, 2010, from 11:00 a.m. until noon (EST). Registration is required and may be done online.

Providing innovative programming for the school-age crowd during the school year can be a challenge, especially when libraries are competing with children's busy after-school schedules. Participants in this webinar will learn how to provide fun and educational programs for children ages 5-12 that will have them running to your library after the school bell rings. Programs featured include Chess Club, Fun with Science, Art Explorers, Craft Time, and a KidTrekkers around the world cultural program.

Anne Neidinger, a children's librarian at the Lone Star College-Tomball Community Library, will be the presenter. She has presented at several Texas Library Association conferences and co-authored "Igniting a Children's Summer Reading Program on a Piggy-Bank Budget" in the Texas Library Journal (2006). Anne also co-wrote the Elementary Programs Chapter of the 2009 Texas Reading Club manual.


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