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Lake County Library Recognized for Preparing Patrons for ACA
The Lake County Public Library (LCPL) was recently recognized on WebJection article (Putting the "e" in eHealth) for the innovative they prepare patrons for success in the health insurance marketplace. In addition to providing general information sessions and comprehensive ACA resources for patrons, the library also provides computer classes on email essentials and the online application process. Debbie Rzepczynski is the Library Skills Trainer for LCPL, and intends to offer these services for the duration of the open enrollment period, which runs through March 31, 2014. (click here to read the entire article)
Check out LCPL's ACA resources page for examples and ideas for online reference tools and adult programming. The eHealth page on WebJunction also has several archived ACA webinars which are free and very helpful resources to start getting prepared for assisting patrons with the health insurance marketplace. INSPIRE, Indiana's Virtual Library, recently added a resources portal for patrons and librarians designed to connect them with the latest information pertaining to the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
The Indiana State Library's Professional Development Office also offer several ACA workshops out in the field by request. Please contact your regional coordinator to request any of the workshops listed here:
A Day of Learning Coming to Fishers Library on Jan. 8
Save the date for Focus on Excellence: A Day of Learning at the Fishers Library at the Hamilton East Public Library - Fishers Branch on January 8th. Earn up to five LEUs by attending any three of the following seven courses scheduled throughout the day:
This event is free and open to all Indiana library professionals. Click here for a tentative schedule complete descriptions of workshops.
More Weekly News & Notes
Indianapolis Unveils Unique Sister City Reading Campaign
To learn more about book club resources for your community and to join the new INBookClub listserv visit www.in.gov/library/kits.htm.
PLA Seeks eLearning Interns for Spring Semester
IMLS Webinar Series Explores Immigration Resources for Librarians
The first webinar, “Immigration and Naturalization 101,” will be conducted Thursday, December 12, 2013, from 10:30 a.m. to Noon EST. Click here for information on connecting to the webinar and information about future series webinars.
Summer Reading, Rock Star Training Coming to a Library Near You
Indiana State Library Children's Services Consultant Suzanne Walker has scheduled a statewide tour to discuss summer reading and Rock Star Start-Up kits. Attendees at any of the 17 statewide locations can earn up to five LEUs via the following workshops:
If you would like to attend one or both CSLP trainings on the same day as your Rock Star training, you must sign up for each training separately. A complete listing of times, dates and locations is available on the WebJunction Indiana Calendar of Events. Please contact Suzanne Walker at email@example.com for more information about the workshop series.
Storytime for Children with Disabilities
Every Child Ready 2 Read - 2nd Edition
TeachingBooks.net Introduction & Overview
Discovery to Delivery V: Better Together
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