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Libraries Asked to Aid in Distribution of New Voter Applications
In a recent letter to Indiana libraries, the Secretary of State's Election Division relayed that only the revised version of the VRG-7 Indiana Registration by Mail Application (State Form 50504) will be accepted by county voter registration offices. This version is designated as revision "R9/9-13" in the upper left corner. However, current federal voter registration forms may still be used in 2014, and the Spanish version of the VRG-7 (State Form 54509) will be updated to reflect the required changes made in the English version of the VRG-7 and provided to you before the end of this year.
Since Indiana Code 3-7-24-5 provides that each public library or county contractual public library is a distribution site for registration by mail forms, it is important for each library to discard its current stock of VRG-7 Indiana Registration by Mail Applications, and begin distribution of the revised version as required under Indiana Code 3-7 -31-S (b).
Visit IndianaVoters.IN.gov for online versions of the new application, more information or to contact the Indiana Election Division.
Webinars to Familiarize INSPIRE Users with TeachingBooks.net
TeachingBooks.net, available at Inspire.IN.gov, is an easy-to-use website that adds a multimedia dimension to the reading experiences of children's and young adult books. If you work with children’s and young adult books, join one of the following webinar sessions (worth 1 TLEU) to learn ways to integrate TeachingBooks.net into your literacy and library activities:
Each 50-minute webinar will provide an introduction and overview of TeachingBooks.net, outline ready-to-use materials for Indiana reading lists (Hoosier, Rosewater, etc), unveil promotional resources for teachers and students, and finish with a Q&A session. Registration is required. At the start time, follow the presentation link , select "Guest" and enter your first name, then hit "Submit". If you cannot attend these live trainings, three recorded videos are available.
Please remember, if you're a first-time user, logging on to Teachingbooks.net can be tricky as going directly to the homepage will not give you access to content licensed through INSPIRE. Click here or connect through the INSPIRE list of databases for authentication and complete access to all licensed resources. TeachingBooks.net offers many more helpful videos, promotional resources and tips for integrating these great resources.
Weekly News & Notes
Our Heroes Tree Registration Deadline Extended
Rockstar Librarian Applications Due 10/28
Open Position @ the State Library
Digital Inclusion Survey
Library directors across Indiana are encouraged to take part in a national survey on Digital Inclusion through November 15th. This study explores the digital inclusion roles of public libraries. Your participation will help provide Indiana libraries with accurate demographics about the areas they serve.
"Navigating" the Healthcare Marketplace
Indiana Genealogy & Local History Fair
Indy Authors Fair
Due Date for Draft of 3 Year Technology Plan
Bookkeeping/Annual Report Workshop
Fall Institutional Libraries Workshop
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