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  1. Department of Revenue Now Taking Orders for Tax Forms

  2. ILF Releases Handouts from Popular Conference Workshops

  3. LibraryIndiana Introduces New Copy Paper Purchasing Program

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Butler Bulletin

Library staff seeing stars

Chesterton Tribune

Library plans digital magazine and newspaper pilot program

Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

Library refinances bond, saves $364,266

Fort Wayne News-Sentinel

Allen County Public Library refinances bonds from 2003

Greencastle Banner Graphic

Friends of Library holiday book sale to begin on 'Black Friday'

Greensburg Daily News

Carousel library open for business

Indianapolis Nuvo

Indiana's first zero-net energy library

Louisville Courier-Journal

Library seminar offers tips on holiday shopping

Muncie Star Press

New Castle Library to host Centennial Celebration

Muncie Star Press

Daleville librarian wins award

New Castle Courier-Times

Veterans honored by library

Northwest Indiana Times

Girl Scouts open time capsule at Hammond Public Library

Northwest Indiana Times

Construction begins of parking lot for Crown Point library

Northwest Indiana Times

East Chicago library board member Davis dies at 66

Princeton Daily Clarion

Heroes Tree honors military

South Bend Tribune

Contract to raze Avon awarded by library board

Terre Haute Tribune Star

Vigo library leaders close to picking new director

Washington Times Herald

Lena Dunn gets library donation

Yorktown Press

Library to offer scholarship


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Department of Revenue Now Taking Orders for Tax Forms

Indiana Department of Revenue Forms Ordering ServiceThe Indiana Department of Revenue is currently taking orders for 2012 Indiana tax forms. This service is provided free of handling fees, but ordering large quantities of forms may be limited due to availability. The Department will begin to fulfill form orders for the upcoming tax year after December.

To order by phone, call 317-615-2581 (leave order on voice mail, available 24 hours), or send an e-mail to You can also download forms anytime at Additionally, many of your patrons will qualify for INfreefile. This service can connect patrons to free professional grade tax software that can be used to file both state and federal taxes.

Also note that due to a large state budget surplus, Hoosiers who file individual returns next year will receive a credit of $111 and joint filers will receive a credit of $222 because of the state’s automatic taxpayer refund (ATR). This credit can be found on line 12 of the 2012 IT-40EZ.

ILF Releases Handouts from Popular Conference Workshops

ILF Annual ConferenceWith so many great workshops available at last week's Indiana Library Federation (ILF) Annual Conference, it is highly likely that attendees could not attend every session they wanted. Fortunately, ILF has posted dozens handouts from various sessions on their website. This year's conference featured over 900 attendees, 84 exhibitors and was headlined keynote speakers Nancy Pearl and Peter Bromberg.

Stay tuned to future correspondence from the ILF as they will soon seek great ideas from the library community about sessions for the 2013 conference to be held third week of October. Also, be sure to check out the ILF's One Minute Video on the Value of Indiana Libraries

Reminder: LibraryIndiana Introduces Copy Paper Purchasing Program

LibraryIndianaLibraryIndiana invites public and academic libraries to participate in a demand aggregation event for copy paper. The event uses the current Central Indiana Education Service Center (CIESC) copy paper agreement with The Paper Corp. Over the last year, under the K12Indiana program, participants have realized up to 30% in savings by participating in these cooperative purchasing events. Leveraging technology in the system, the team will collect orders from libraries. Those orders will be aggregated into a large volume purchase to negotiate deeper discounts than already exist.

Libraries that would like to be included in the demand aggregation event must provide the quantity they would like to order through the tool. Participation in this cooperative purchasing strategy is a commitment to buy. Therefore, participants will be required to purchase by the end of the agreement’s term.

Click here to view a project timeline and sample pricing. LibraryIndiana will also host a webinar on Thursday, November 29th at 10:30 AM. This session will include information on the concept behind this cooperative purchasing strategy, how to enter your information in the tool, followed with a question and answer session. If you are interested in participating but do not have a username or password, or have any questions about LibraryIndiana, please send an email to

News & Notes

Jonathan Gaskill will begin his tenure as Director of the Fulton County Public Library on January 1, 2013

The Indiana State Library will be closed Thursday, November 22 through Saturday, November 24 in celebration of Thanksgiving.

By popular demand the State Library has re-released "A Certification Story" - a holiday-themed presentation on certification. The video and PowerPoint slides were designed with trustee board meetings in mind, but is relevant to any certified public librarian.

Upcoming Workshops,
Events & Important Dates

Advanced Cataloging for Evergreen Indiana Webinar, Part 1
When: November 28 @ 9:00 AM
Where: Live Online

Advanced Cataloging for Evergreen Indiana Webinar, Part 2
When: November 29 @ 9:00 AM
Where: Live Online

LibraryIndiana Introduction
When: November 29 @ 10:30 AM
Where: Live Online

Every Child Ready to Read Workshop
When: December 4 @ 9:30 AM
Morgan County Public Library - Martinsville

Marketing Your Library's Physical Space
When: December 5 @ 10:00 AM
Where: Greensburg-Decatur Co. Public Library

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