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The Wednesday Word: Library News from Around Indiana

In This Issue

  1. Government Information Workshop Features State, National Leaders

  2. Free Preservation Workshop Focuses on Paper Conservation

  3. Indianapolis Public Library Receives $1 Million for Early Literacy Program

More Library News

Decatur Daily Democrat
Redone piano’s debut slated
Indianapolis Star
Reptile event celebrates end of Johnson County library reading program
Indianapolis Star
Author John Green's 'The Fault in Our Stars' to replace bouquet in wedding
Indianapolis Star
Author Ann Patchett to visit Indianapolis for library lecture
Indianapolis Star
Herb Simon's foundation gives $1M to library for child literacy
Indianapolis Star
Sylvia Plath's papers are still a draw at IU library
La Porte Herald Argus
Early Literacy Center will debut at library
Plymouth Pilot News
‘It’s not just about books anymore’
Northwest Indiana Times
EDITORIAL: Study library mergers at county level
Northwest Indiana Times
Preserving history is important to all of us
Shelbyville News
Library records go electronic
South Bend Tribune
Former librarian spreads a love of reading
Terre Haute Tribune Star
The Big Party for The Big Read set

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Government Information Workshop Features State, National Leaders

Government Information DayLibrarians & information professionals provide the crucial link between information and the communities we serve as well as a vital role in acquisition, organization, dissemination, and preservation of information, particularly government information. Your participation in Government Information Day is a great way to share your online services and promote public access to government information via Indiana’s libraries and local data centers. This is a unique opportunity to share ideas and network with professionals who serve Hoosiers in hundreds of communities throughout the state.

Government Information Day is a FREE, day-long conference featuring many of the state's and nation's leading information professionals. The conference will feature keynote presentations, panel discussions, and concurrent break-out sessions. Notable presenters include: Tony Fargo, IBJ Columnist, Associate Professor of Journalism & Director of the Center for International Media Law and Policy Studies, Indiana University; Stephen Laue, Information Services Specialist, Chicago Region, US Census Bureau; Connie Lawson, Indiana Secretary of State; and Lisa Blumerman, Chief, Governments Division of the U.S. Census Bureau. Click here for a preliminary schedule of events.

Registration is required. Lunch will be available at the State Library for $10 or on your own. Certified public librarians in attendance will be eligible to receive up to five (5) Library Education Units.


Free Preservation Workshop Focuses on Paper Conservation

SHRABVolunteers and professionals committed to preserving Indiana's documentary heritage are invited to a paper conservation workshop at the Indiana State Archives on March 21, 2013. The Indiana State Historic Records Advisory Board (SHRAB), in conjunction with the Indiana Commission on Public Records (ICPR), are hosting this free, all-day event, which will provide valuable information for those who work with and care for historical records. The SHRAB workshop will focus on preservation and hands-on repair of paper records.

Workshop Schedule:
10: 00 AM - Welcome/Introductions, Jim Corridan, Indiana State Archivist
10:15 AM-12:15 PM Concurrent Session I: Preservation, Mending, and Hands-on Conservation Workshop: Elizabeth Hague, Indiana State Archives
Concurrent Session II: Environmental Considerations for Cultural Heritage Materials: Stephanie Gowler, Indiana State Library
12:15 PM-1:15 PM Lunch (courtesy of the SHRAB) and Featured Speaker: Jim Corridan, Indiana State Archivist
1:30PM - 3:30 PM Concurrent Session III: Preservation, Mending, and Hands-on Conservation Workshop: Elizabeth Hague, Indiana State Archives
Concurrent Session IV: Environmental Considerations for Cultural Heritage Materials: Stephanie Gowler, Indiana State Library

The workshop includes a complementary lunch (courtesy of the SHRAB), and certified public library professionals in attendance can receive five (5) Library Education Units. The workshop is limited to 16 participants so register today at the SHRAB.IN.gov Conference page. Contact Kaelynn Hayes at (317) 591-5222 for registration information.


Indianapolis Public Library Receives $1 Million for Early Literacy Program

Indianapolis Public Library FoundationCourtesy of the Indianapolis Public Library Foundation

The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation recently received a $1 million gift from The Herbert Simon Family Foundation (HSFF) to endow the administration of early literacy and technology programming for children up to age five as part of the Library’s Ready to Read initiative, which has served over 23,000 children since its inception.

Launched in 2009 with an initial leadership gift from HSFF, Ready to Read prepares young children for a successful start in school with specialized programs and services that help them learn to read and use technology. It also equips parents and caregivers with free resources to guide their children in learning...read more

Summer Reading Workshops Scheduled in Feb., March

Throughout February and March, join Suzanne Walker, Indiana State Library Children's Services Consultant, for one of several Collaborative Summer Reading Program training sessions offered throughout the state. These three-hour workshops worth three LEUs will discuss different ways to structure your Summer Reading Programs, event ideas for all ages, and do 2-3 hands-on activities you can use this summer.

- 2/28: Kendallville PL (10:00 AM)
- 3/1: Ohio Township PL – Newburgh (10:00 AM-CST)
- 3/4: Franklin Co. PL – Brookville (9:30 AM)
- 3/14: Muncie PL - Kennedy Branch (1:00 PM)
- 3/18: Brazil PL (10:00 AM)

Space may be limited at many of the locations. Registration is required via the WebJunction Indiana Events Calendar.


Upcoming Workshops,
Events & Important Dates

Readers Advisory Training for Youth Librarians
When: February 21 @ 10:00 AM
Where: New Albany-Floyd County Public Library

Every Child Ready to Read Workshop
When: March 5 @ 9:00 AM (CST)
Where: Jasper County Public Library - DeMotte Branch

Discovery to Delivery IV: Connecting the Community
When: March 8 @ 9:00 AM
Where: Ball State University

IBLN Spring Conference
When: March 23
Where: Ivy Tech, Lafayette Campus

Readers Advisory Training for Youth Librarians
When: April 10 @ 2:00 PM
Where: New Castle Public Library


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