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In This Issue

  1. Two Great Ideas to Promote Your Library Next Week

  2. Evergreen Indiana Receives Significant Upgrade

  3. Nominations Sought for Historic Records Preservation Award

More Library News:

Associated Press
Leaky Roof Threatens State's Historical Documents
Chesterton Tribune

Westchester Lib. Board view new layout at Hageman
The Criterion (Indianapolis)
Catholic Charities, Tell City, and library collaborate to help unemployed
DePauw University

DePauw Digital Library is Launched
Evansville Courier & Press

Agencies aim to wipe out flu threat
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

Tax caps threaten services
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel

Prized Lincoln artifacts will be magnet for city
Gary Post Tribune
Lake County Library marks 50th year
Indianapolis Star

State goes after more stimulus funding
Indiana’s NewsCenter – TV (Fort Wayne)

GED Book, Best Seller List For Non-Fiction at ACPL
Kokomo Tribune

Kids read book as part of world-record attempt
Lafayette Journal & Courier

WL library begins era of growth through endowment
Library Journal

IMLS Boosts Open Source ILS Project for Large Public Libraries
Muncie Star Press

Decorate 'Our Heroes' Tree' at library
New Albany News & Tribune
Carnegie Library foundation still searching for tenants
South Bend Tribune

WorkOne, don't check out yet
South Bend Tribune

The 'new' Tutt
Terre Haute Tribune Star

Haunted Backroads program planned at library
Winchester Gazette

Union City Public Library spruces up
Winchester Gazette

Union City library is priceless bargain

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Two Great Ideas to Promote Your Library Next Week

Friends of Libraries Week

Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends & FoundationsThe 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 WeekTeen 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.

Evergreen Indiana Receives Significant Upgrade

Evergreen IndianaThe 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 Membership Agreement and 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

Evergreen Indiana is a 64 member consortium of public, school and special libraries. As of October 12, 42 member libraries are live on the system and serve over 462,000 Indiana residents. Ten additional libraries will go live by the end of the year. Several more libraries are scheduled to migrate in the first quarter of 2010. The 64 members will eventually serve almost 670,000 Hoosiers. The Evergreen Indiana catalog currently has 2,693,423 copies of 1,489,834 titles available to 331,560 registered users. Learn more about Evergreen Indiana at

Nominations Sought for Records Preservation Award

State Historic Records Advisory BoardThe 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.