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  1. IMLS Seeks Candidates for National Library/Museum Awards

  2. Nominations Sought for Historic Preservation Award

  3. Showcase Local Programs on National Gaming Day

More Library News

Associated Press

State library’s genealogy website wins honors

Bremen Enquirer

School earns more than $5K in books through book fair

Culver Citizen

New museum director hopes to involve all ages in Culver history

Fort Wayne Business News

Library a lesson in architecture

Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

Record chapter for summer books

Greene County Daily World

Linton library hosts Halloween party

Greensburg Daily News

Area groups to honor military personnel

Indianapolis Business Journal

City's first Carnegie library set to celebrate 100 years

Indianapolis Star

Remodeled Garfield Park to celebrate Thursday

LaPorte Herald Argus

La Porte County Public Library cuts employees

Muncie Star Press

Former Conley Library to become Connection Center

Northwest Indiana Times

Chapter closes on two Hammond library branches

Northwest Indiana Times

New C.P. library on target for 2012 opening

Northwest Indiana Times

Assistant director set to retire from Westchester museum and library  

Northwest Indiana Times

Hanna library branch closing, 19 public library workers cut

School Library Journal

Media Specialists Help Shepherd Indiana School District's Laptop Program

Seymour Tribune

Library planes Heroes' Tree

Steuben County Herald Republican

Libraries trying to expand services

Yorktown Press

Yorktown Library to close for renovations

Yorktown Press

Yorktown Library welcomes new children's librarian


Virtualized desktops spur use of 'bring your own device' in Avon schools


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IMLS Seeks Candidates for National Library/Museum Awards

onal Medal for Museum and Library ServiceThe National Medal for Museum and Library Service, the nation’s highest honor for exemplary museum and library community service, honors museums and libraries that make extraordinary civic, educational, economic, environmental, and social contributions. Medal winners receive a $10,000 award and are honored at a National Medal award ceremony held in Washington, D.C.

Any individual, including a library employee, may nominate their favorite library.  A complete application will include a five-page, single-spaced narrative; financial statements for the past two fiscal years, and up to three letters of support. Nominations must be postmarked by December 15, 2011.

Go to for more information and access to the nomination form. Past winners from Indiana include the Indianapolis Museum of Art ('09) and Frankfort Community Public Library ('06).

Nominations Sought for Historic Preservation Awards

SHRAB Governor's AwardsThe State Historic Records Advisory Board (SHRAB) seeks nominations for its 2011 Governor’s Award. The Governor's Award was created in 2006 to keep with SHRAB’s mission to identify potential problems, establish collaborative initiatives, and offer solutions to enhance the preservation, accessibility, and recognition of Indiana’s valuable historic records. The Award honors individuals who have contributed substantially toward the preservation, recognition, or appreciation of Indiana's historic records through their support, leadership, innovation and volunteerism. Each year, one professional and one volunteer are honored for their service.

Nominations for the Governor's Award must be postmarked by Tuesday, November 15, 2011 for consideration this year. More information about SHRAB and the nomination form and guidelines for the Governor’s Award are available on the SHRAB website.

Showcase Local Programs on National Gaming Day

National Gaming Day: 11/12/11On Saturday, November 12, 2011, more than one thousand libraries throughout the country, and dozens throughout Indiana,  will showcase gaming programs and services in support of NGD11. The fourth annual event encourages young patrons to interact with a diverse group of peers, share their expertise with others, and develop new strategies for gaming and learning.

Each year, ALA coordinates two parallel activities for National Gaming Day. Both a national video game tournament and local tournament are held during which players compete against players at other libraries for national bragging rights.

Libraries that want to participate in this year's video game tournaments need to register online. Participants receive free donations (if available) and appear on the national map of participating locations.

State Library Seeks Input on Technology Tools

Please join the Indiana State Library in welcoming these new public library directors and interim directors across the state

Fonda Owens, Director, LaPorte County Public Library

Mary Hartman, Director, Peabody Public Library

Elizabeth Schoettle, Director, Beech Grove Public Library

Rose Frost, Director, New Albany-Floyd Co. Public Library

Best of luck to you all!

Conferences & Workshops

Reader's Advisory
When: Nov. 8 @ 1:00 PM (CDT)
Where: Lowell Public Library

LYRASIS eGathering: Annual Member Meeting
When: Nov. 9 @ 1:30 PM
Where: Live Online

Security in the Library
When: Nov. 10 @ 10:00 AM
Where: Akron Carnegie PL

Book Club Basics
When: Nov. 10 @ 11:00 AM
Where: Akron Carnegie PL

Evergreen Circulation Training
When: November 10 @ 1:00 PM
Where: Indiana State Library

ILF Annual Conference
When: November 14-16
Where: Fort Wayne Overview
When: November 17@ 2:00 PM
Where: Live Online

Fall Institutional Libraries Workshop
When: November 21 @ 9:15 AM
Where: Indiana State Library

Northern Indiana Library Administrators Roundtable
When: December 9 @ 9:00 AM
Where: Kendallville Public Library

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