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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
One Month Left to Plan and Promote Digital Learning Day
If you have yet to join the hundreds of schools and libraries hosting Digital Learning Day events across the nation, there is still plenty of time and resources to start planning programs for your community. Digital Learning Day is a national campaign that celebrates teachers and shines a spotlight on successful instructional practice and effective use of technology in classrooms and libraries across the country. This next campaign will take place on February 5, 2014.
Visit www.digitallearningday.org to learn more about this unique initiative, including local programming ideas, contests, promotional materials, and grant opportunities. Digital Learning Day is just not for schools. The campaign also highlights several ways public libraries and schools can participate. The official website also is a clearinghouse for logos and outreach materials to be used to promote your local campaign.
Search for Library Standards Taskforce Members Ends Monday
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. Meetings will be every other month, convened for the duration of 2014 and final recommendations made 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.
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.
Proposals Sought for D2D Conference Presentations
The Academic Libraries of Indiana and Indiana State Library are soliciting presentation proposals for Discovery to Delivery V: Better Together, a free resource-sharing and interlibrary loan conference to be held at the Indianapolis Public Library's Central Library on April 25, 2014, from 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM.
Medical Resources on INSPIRE
2014 CSLP Training: 0-12
2014 CSLP Training: 13-Adult
Rock Star Librarian Training
Health Literacy: A Primer
Discovery to Delivery V
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