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The Wednesday Word: Library News from Around Indiana

In This Issue

  1. Two Days Left to Sign Up for Our Heroes' Tree Program

  2. One Week Remains to Participate in LibraryIndiana Events

  3. LJ Seeks Emerging Leaders in Library Field

  4. Hometown Library Grant Recipients Named for Indiana Authors Award

More Library News

Chesterton Tribune

Library to offer better wireless access and music downloads

Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

Readers attracted to simpler world

Greencastle Banner-Graphic

PCPL to host final Passport Travel program

Hendricks County Flyer

Local historian to publish first book

Huntington County TAB

Roanoke library nets PHH as major donor

Indianapolis Star

Authors luncheon to benefit Carmel library

Indianapolis Star

Carmel children mourn loss of library's beloved gerbil

Jackson County Banner

Ault to be honored by library federation

Kokomo Tribune

Clifford turns 50

Muncie Star Press

Historian captures Delaware County's past

Northwest Indiana Times

New Crown Point library opens for business

Northwest Indiana Times

Darth Vader joins fans to promote literacy

Northwest Indiana Times

Resolution in sight of lawsuit over proposed off-site parking for C.P. library

Richmond Palladium-Item

Union County hosts free Haunted Library event Saturday

South Bend Tribune

Preservation group votes no to MOU


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Indiana Authors Award


Congratulations to four Indiana libraries that will receive Hometown Public Library Grants on behalf of the winners of the 2012 Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award! The author and grant recipient are as follows:


National Author Winner: John Green

Hometown public library grant recipient: Knightstown Public Library


Regional Author Winner: Barbara Shoup

Hometown public library grant recipient: College Avenue Branch of The Indianapolis Public Library


Emerging Author Winner: Christopher Coake

Hometown public library grant recipient: Thorntown Public Library

Lifetime Achievement Honoree: Dan Wakefield
Hometown library grant recipient:

Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library

Two Days Left to Sign Up for 2012 Our Heroes' Tree Program

Our Heroes TreeThanks to the nearly 40 Indiana public libraries that have already signed up for the 2012 Our Heroes' Tree program. Any library still interested in participating at some point by the end of the year need to register by this Friday, October 26th. Programs can be implemented at any point between now and the end of the year, but many libraries choose to incorporate the program with their Veterans' Day programming. The State Library will be hosting a ceremony to kick off its tree dressing on November 9. The tree will remain up until 2013.

The Our Heroes' Tree Resource Guide for Indiana libraries was created by the Military Family Research Institute at Purdue University. This guide contains programming ideas, templates, marketing materials, ornament-making tips, and other items to help you implement the program. Whether your library is joining the program for the first time or is an OHT "veteran," the resource guide is designed to help you develop the very best program possible.

Participating libraries are welcome to create their own programming for Our Heroes’ Tree. Some past programs that have been implemented by libraries throughout Indiana include adopting a soldier or platoon, assisting military families to set up a family blog, patriotic crafting ideas for children, writing letters to veterans, and hosting workshops for veterans to interact with the community.

About Our Heroes' Tree
Our Heroes’ Tree is a national initiative founded to recognize and honor sacrifices made by the families of current and past service members. The goal of the project to support the efforts of military members and their families while providing military related programming for all ages. In Indiana, the Our Heroes' Tree program is sponsored by the Indiana State Library with support from the Military Family Research Institute at Purdue University.

One Week Remains to Participate in LibraryIndiana Events

LibraryIndianaThis next week is jam packed with workshops and events introducing LibraryIndiana. These are great opportunities for anyone interested in learning more this unique procurement tool that offers greater savings and more choices on many items your library already purchases.

Additionally, the Indiana Department of Administration invites Indiana library professionals to attend the 2nd Annual Vendor Fair on Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at the Indiana Government Center in Indianapolis. This is an opportunity to engage with State Procurement Professionals and more than 50 statewide contract vendors, as well as attend workshops covering the basics of cooperative purchasing.

Attendees will receive lunch at no cost, but registration is required. Contact the Vendor Fair Committee at for more information.

Library Journal Seeks Emerging Leaders in Library Field

Library Journal: Movers & Shakers 2013Is there a library professional that is innovative, creative, and making a big difference in your community? Library Journal needs your help identifying emerging leaders in the library world. The twelfth-annual round of Movers and Shakers will profile 50 or more up-and-coming individuals from around the world. Movers and Shakers 2013 will celebrate the individuals that are invigorating the library profession.

The deadline to submit nominations is November 7, 2012. The 2013 Movers and Shakers will be highlighted in the March 15 issue of Library Journal. Since the award's inception, eleven Hoosier librarians have received the honor.

Updated MARC Records for

Last week, we reported on MARC records for new titles in the Gale Virtual Reference Library. There was a small discrepancy concerning to two particular e-books titles that actually have two books each in the set. The following second editions were originally not included:

American History Through Literature 1870-1920
Landmarks of the American Revolution: Library of Military History e2

If you downloaded these records prior to yesterday, or if you have yet to download records for the new GVRL titles available through INSPIRE, do so today via Gale's easy-to-use MARC Record Tool and enter the INSPIRE invoice number: 20120731

Upcoming Workshops,
Events & Important Dates

Intellectual Freedom
When: October 26 @ 11:00 AM
Where: Lowell Public Library

Connecting Teens & Technology
When: October 26 @ Noon
Where: Lowell Public Library

21st Century Literacies: Libraries & the Future
Friday, Oct. 26: Ivy Tech, Ft. Wayne
Tuesday, Oct. 30: State Library
Wednesday, Oct. 31: State Library

Indiana Genealogy & Local History Fair
When: October 27 @ 9:00 AM
Where: Indiana State Library

When: October 30 @ 2:00 PM
Where: Live Online

Dealing with Challenging Patrons
When: November 2 @ 11:00 AM
Where: Live Online

Bookkeeping & Annual Report Workshop
When: November 7
Live Online

ILF Annual Conference
When: November 12-14
Where: Indiana
Convention Center, Downtown Indianapolis

Institutional Libraries Fall Workshop
When: November 13
Indiana State Library

Bookkeeping & Annual Report Workshop
When: November 15
Live Online

Book Club Basics
When: November 16 @ 11:00 AM
Where: Roanoke Public Library

Marketing Your Library's Physical Space
When: November 16 @ Noon
Where: Roanoke Public Library

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