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Nominations Now Being Accepted for Indiana Authors Awards
Is there an emerging, regional or national author whose work you feel is deserving of recognition? If so, The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation is seeking your nominations for the fifth-annual Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award through Friday, March 22, 2013.
Any living published writer who was born in Indiana or has lived in Indiana for at least five years is eligible for nomination. A statewide panel will select a national, regional, and emerging author from nominations sent in by the public. Winning authors will each receive a cash prize ranging from $5,000 to $10,000 and will be able to designate their hometown Indiana public library as the recipient of an additional $2,500 grant. This award seeks to recognize the contributions of Indiana authors to the literary landscape in Indiana and across the nation, and is funded by The Glick Fund, a fund of Central Indiana Community Foundation.
On October 26, 2013, the Library Foundation will honor the winning authors at an Awards Dinner at the Central Library in downtown Indianapolis. More information about this event, the nomination process, and other program activities and resources is available at indianaauthorsaward.org.
National Campaign to Encourage Digital Literacy Skills
In Spring 2013, a 3-year national public service campaign to promote digital literacy will launch. The campaign is called EveryoneOn. The key message is to encourage people who are limited or non-Internet users, to learn how to do “one thing better online”. Public libraries are key to the success of this effort because of your demonstrated commitment to providing free access to the Internet as well as to improving people’s skills (e.g. using a mouse, applying for jobs online, or creating email accounts).
Connect2Compete, the organization leading the campaign efforts, has more information online, including a program updates, frequently asked questions and a pre-recorded, online session that can be helpful as a review or as additional staff become involved.
Because campaign details continue to evolve, updates will be sent as they become available. The first call to action will come later in February to update information about your library in the zip code locator tool to help people looking for digital literacy training or public access computers to see the library as a provider in their area.
Weekly News, Notes & Opportunities
NET LITERACY COMPUTERS
OPEN POSITIONS AT THE STATE LIBRARY
SUZANNE WALKER APPOINTED TO NATIONAL AWARDS COMMITTEE
LSTA GRANT APPLICATIONS BEING ACCEPTED UNTIL MARCH 15
WELCOME NEW LIBRARY DIRECTORS
Summer Reading Workshops Scheduled in Feb., May
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.
- 2/14: Dubois Co. Contractual Public Library (PL) - Ferdinand (1:00 PM)
Space may be limited at many of the locations. Registration is required via the WebJunction Indiana Events Calendar.
Libraries and Pinterest
Central Indiana Children's Roundtable
Every Child Ready to Read Workshop
Readers Advisory for Youth
Every Child Ready to Read Workshop
Discovery to Delivery IV: Connecting the Community
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