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The Indiana Bicentennial Committee is asking for your help to kick off Indiana's 200th birthday celebration by gathering signatures in support of the Official Indiana Bicentennial license plate. Anyone willing to pledge (but not be required) to purchase an Indiana Bicentennial license plate for $40 is invited to join the petition. If enough signatures are submitted, the plates will become available in February 2011.
Bicentennial activities will initially be funded by the revenue generated from the plate. Please consider displaying this petition required by the BMV to create specialty plates and this accompanying flier.
All petitions must be returned by March 15, 2010 to the Indiana State Library, c/o the Indiana Bicentennial Committee, 140 N. Senate Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46204.
By Autumn Gonzalez, Indiana Talking Book and Braille Library Supervisor
The Indiana Talking Book and Braille Library holds the largest collection of large print books in the state. The collection features over 17,000 titles, including many children’s books, which are available to ALL Indiana residents via interlibrary loan through their public library. Large print titles are listed in the State Library’s online catalog and in WorldCat.
Help direct library patrons who need large print material to the vast collection of books available to them free of charge! Additional questions about the large print collection, new digital players for eligible patrons, or other Talking Books services may be directed to 1-800-622-4970 or LBPH@library.in.gov.
Help celebrate Teen Tech Week this March 7-13. The national initiative aimed at teens, librarians, educators, parents, and other concerned adults encourages teens to take advantage of technology resources at libraries. The 2010 theme, Learn Create Share @ your library, was chosen to reflect libraries as a physical and virtual place for safe exploration of the many types of technology and as a place that fosters teen creativity.
ALA provides several resources to help plan your Teen Tech Week celebration:
Congratulations to the Delphi Public Library and Brown County Public Library which were among just 70 libraries nationwide selected to attend “Picturing America in Our Nation’s Libraries,” a one-day conference for public and school librarians who have received the Picturing America collection. The March 4, 2010 conference, held at the Hilton Hotel New York, will premiere Picturing America on Screen, a series of short public television programs that feature the works of art in the Picturing America collection along with ideas for using them in innovative library programming. Participants will also learn new ways to engage with and understand the Picturing America collection using The Art of Perception, a nationally recognized training program that teaches a wide range of professionals to enhance observation and communication skills by learning to look at and analyze works of art.
One representative of each selected library will receive a $500 travel stipend and up to four nights free accommodation at the Hilton New York courtesy of the American Library Association, the Institute for Museum and Library Services, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and THIRTEEN. In addition, librarians selected for “Picturing America in Our Nation’s Libraries” will also be invited to the fifth-annual Celebration of Teaching and Learning a two-day conference devoted to best practices, education philosophy, and trends in media literacy.
The Wednesday Word is a free publication produced by the Indiana State Library, distributed weekly in an electronic format. Past issues are archived at www.in.gov/library/newsroom.htm.
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