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  • Calling All Future Library Leaders: Apply Today for 2014 InLLA

  • National Events Headline 2014 Spring Conference Lineup

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Calling All Future Library Leaders: Apply Today for 2014 InLLA

Indiana Library Leadership AcademyThe Indiana State Library is calling on all future library leaders to apply for the 2014 Indiana Librarian Leadership Academy (InLLA). This is a great opportunity to learn from field experts, network with the next generation of library leaders, and understand the major landscape changes within the library industry

The State Library's Professional Development Committee established the Academy to prepare emerging library leaders for 21st-Century challenges. Future and current library leaders of all backgrounds, with all kinds of experience, and in all types of libraries are encouraged to apply for the 3rd-annual program.

Members of the Indiana State Library Professional Development Committee will review all applications as part of a competitive selection process. Only applications completed by the deadline, including all letters of reference, and meet requirements will be considered.

The deadline to submit the online application is April 1, 2014. Please contact Emily Schaber, Certification Program Consultant, at 317-234-6217 or for more information. Visit for members and projects of previous cohorts.

National Events Headline 2014 Spring Conference Lineup

Personal Digital Archiving Conference is coming to Indianapolis April 10th & 11thThe 2014 spring lineup of conferences offers more options for library professionals as ever thanks to a handful of national conferences debuting in Indianapolis. In addition to the traditional statewide spring conferences, Indiana is welcoming the following national events:

  • Public Library Association Conference (3/11-3/15): The biennial conference holds is the largest conference devoted to public library professionals. The multi-day event offers nearly 200 top-quality education programs, social events that include author luncheons and networking receptions, and a bustling exhibits hall featuring the latest in products and services...learn more
  • Family Place Libraries Symposium (3/12):   This free program is open to all  public librarians (particularly children’s librarians) and administrators. EatPlayGrow: Museum/Library/Community Partnership for Healthy Families, will highlight an exciting new project developed as part of a national health initiative to combat early childhood obesity. It combines innovative and hands-on arts and literacy-based activities with the latest medical and scientific information to activate and support healthy behaviors...learn more
  • Personal Digital Archiving Conference (4/10 & 4/11): The event is for researchers and practitioners across the nation to convene for presentations and networking. The conference supports a broad community of practitioners working to ensure long term access for various personal collections and archives...learn more

Fortunately, Indiana library professionals also have several more local offerings to satisfy your spring conference fix. Consider one or more of these events held annually around the state:

LSTA Grant Applications Accepted Until March 14

The application process is now open for the 2014 LSTA grant program. Technology Grant, Digitization Grant and ongoing grant opportunities are available for Indiana libraries, and historical and cultural organizations. Visit the LSTA homepage for more information.

Upcoming Workshops
& Important Dates

INSPIRE Webinars from Gale
When: Now through April

Where: Live Online

2014 CSLP Training: 0-12
2014 CSLP Training: 13-Adult
When: Multiple Dates
Where: Multiple Locations

Rock Star Librarian Training
When: Multiple Dates
Where: Multiple Locations

Reboot 2014: ILF Library & Information Technology Division Conference
When: February 28
Where: Plainfield-Guilford Twp. PL

PLA Conference
When: March 11 -15
Where: Indiana Convention Center

LSTA Grant Applications Due
When: March 14 @ 4:00 PM

Indiana Library Leadership Academy Application Due
When: April 1

Personal Digital Archiving Conference
When: April 10 & 11
Where: Indiana State Library

ILF District Conferences
District 2: Frankfort Comm. PL (4/4)
District 8: Winchester PL (4/8)
District 3: Huntington PL (4/10)
District 1: IU South Bend, (5/13)

Discovery to Delivery V
When: April 25 @ 9:00 AM
Where: Indianapolis PL
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