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Indiana State Library's
Friends of Libraries Week
The fourth annual national Friends of Libraries Week will be celebrated October 18-24, 2009. This is a great opportunity to promote your group in the community, raise awareness of library programs and services, and encourage membership in your friends’ organization. It is also a great occasion to recognize friends for their help and support.
You can also apply for a $250 grant form the Lana and Michael Porter Foundation to recognize and promote your local friends’ group. Award information details and application is available online. The Association for Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends & Foundations (ALTAFF) also has several online resources to recognize and celebrate your friends’ group next week.
Teen Read Week
Teen Read Week 2009 will be also be celebrated October 18-24, 2009. This year's theme is “Read Beyond Reality @ your library.” This year, teens are encouraged to read something out of this world. Beginning in 1998, Teen Read Week has been an initiative of the Young Adult Library Services Association that encourages teens to consider reading for pleasure as a viable option among many available forms of entertainment. Teen Read Week is also a great opportunity to promote teen services @ your library.
The Evergreen Indiana consortium upgraded to Evergreen Version 1.6 this week, which is the software's newest operating release. Version 1.6 provides billing, cataloging and administrative upgrades and functionality and a more robust patron OPAC. Evergreen’s first release of its acquisition module is also included in Version 1.6 and member libraries will be able to test and comment on its functionality. The Version 2.0, scheduled for release in early 2010, anticipates initial serials check-in features and additional acquisition functionality.
The Evergreen Indiana consortium is currently accepting new
membership applications for libraries interested in joining in
2010. To apply, a public library must have its board’s approval
and submit the Evergreen Indiana
Code of Ethics.
There are also opportunities for school, academic and
institutional libraries at this time. Learn more about the
benefits of joining the Evergreen Indiana by visiting the
information and resources
for interested libraries clearinghouse, or
contact Catherine Lemmer, Evergreen Indiana Project Coordinator,
at 317.234.6536 or
The State Historic Records Advisory Board (SHRAB) seeks nominations for the 2009 SHRAB Governor’s Award. Keeping with its mission to identify potential problems, establish collaborative initiatives, and offer solutions to enhance the preservation, accessibility, and recognition of Indiana’s valuable historic records, SHRAB created the Governor’s Award in 2006.
Nominations for the SHRAB Governor's Award must be received by Friday, November 13, 2009 for consideration this year. Individuals eligible for the Governor's Award include professionals or volunteers that have contributed substantially toward the preservation, recognition, or appreciation of Indiana’s historic record through their support, leadership, innovation, and/or volunteerism.
The Governor’s Award will be presented to the recipient on December 11, 2009 at the capitol rotunda as part of the Statehood Day celebration.
More information about SHRAB and the nomination form and guidelines for the Governor’s Award are available on the Commission on Public Records website.