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In This Issue

  1. Evergreen Indiana Grows, Approaches 100 Members

  2. Jeffersonville Library Wins ALA Innovative Research Grant

  3. E-Government Services Survey Deadline is March 15

More Library News

Associated Press

Northern Indiana library to sell beer at fundraiser

Associated Press

Libraries protest Random House price hike

Culver Citizen

Library will take credit cards, expand internet speed - downloadable books added

Evansville Courier & Press

CHECK IT OUT: 'Secrets,' 'Ivan' among best of early reads

Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

Antique firearm named state rifle 

Greensburg Daily News

Library to host music and storytelling

Huntington Co. TAB

Roanoke library board working on lease of larger building in town

Indianapolis Star

Hancock County library looks to boost reading by giving away copies of 'Grapes of Wrath

Kokomo Tribune

Read Across America recognizes life of Dr. Seuss

Lafayette Journal & Courier

Tippecanoe County libraries to celebrate Dr. Seuss

Michigan City News Dispatch

Library card is a valuable asset

Muncie Star Press

Dr. Seuss' books were the hooks for Muncie students at Read Across America event

Northwest Indiana Times

Tentative agreement may close book on library labor dispute

Northwest Indiana Times

PTO officer shares love of reading at school, library, church

Northwest Indiana Times

Llama's visit makes Valpo library story time a breed apart

Shelbyville News

Same library, new name

South Bend Tribune

Exhibit focuses on the Constitution, the president and the Civil War

Southside (Indianapolis) Times

Johnson County Public Library seeking increased funding

Terre Haute Tribune Star

Genealogy Society to offer beginner’s classes

Terre Haute Tribune Star

Seuss was loose, so was Tanoos

Yorktown Press

Yorktown Library plans open house

Zionsville Times-Sentinel

Community Foundation partners with three agencies to tackle literacy issues


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Evergreen Indiana Grows, Approaches 100 Members

Evergreen IndianaThe Shelby County Public Library (formerly known as the Shelbyville-Shelby County Public Library) has been accepted by the Executive Committee as the 99th library in the Evergreen Indiana consortium! They join the Camden-Jackson Township Public Library, Akron Carnegie Public Library and Montezuma Public Library as the latest Indiana libraries migrating to Evergreen Indiana. Camden-Jackson, Akron and Montezuma are scheduled for migration on Wednesday, April 11, 2012. Shelby County's migration date is yet to be determined.

The Evergreen Indiana Consortium is now accepting applications for its 100th member library. seeking to migrate to Evergreen. Patrons of member libraries can use their Evergreen Indiana library card to view the catalogs and borrow materials from the other member libraries. The Evergreen Indiana catalog now holds over 2.6 million unique bibliographic records and provides access to over 6.2 million items. As of January 2012, Evergreen Indiana libraries serve nearly 865,000 Indiana residents.

For more information about Evergreen Indiana, visit Information and Resources for Interested Libraries or contact Shauna Borger, Evergreen Indiana Coordinator at 317-234-6536 or

Jeffersonville Library Wins ALA Innovative Research Grant

Jeffersonville Library Wins ALA Innovative Research GrantCourtesy of the ALA

Libby Pollard and Melissa Fry are the winners of the 2012 American Library Association (ALA) Carroll Preston Baber Research Grant for the project entitled “Assessment of Non-Library Use at the Jeffersonville Township Public Library.” The $3,000 grant supports innovative research that could lead to an improvement in library services to any specific group of people.

The focus of the award is on a pressing national issue that is of importance to library service. Through the grant, Jeffersonville Township Public Library will survey non-library users and determine what services, programs, and resources the library can offer to meet their needs.

More information and guidelines for the Baber Grant, including a list of previous winners, may be found online.

E-Government Services Survey Deadline is March 15

Public Library eGovernment Costs and Broadband SurveyJust one week remains to complete the Public Library E-Government Costs and Broadband Survey. If you have yet to complete the survey, please review the activity log with updated instructions.

This survey is critical for Indiana libraries to better describe and understand the costs, services, and benefits related to public library provision of e-government services in Indiana. Ultimately the project will result in outcomes that assist the Indiana State Library and public libraries to develop and implement strategies for improved e-government services and to leverage and better manage associated costs of public library e-government service provision.

The study is lead by renowned broadband expert Dr. Charles McClure of the Florida State University Information Institute. This project is made possible by an LSTA grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, administered by the Indiana State Library. For more information, visit Please refer specific questions about the survey to the FSU Information Institute at

Indiana Authors Award

Nominate your favorite Hoosier
authors through March 23, 2012

LEU Opportunity Days

Just three LEU Opportunity Days remain and all library professionals are invited to attend these day-long events worth several LEUs:

When: March 14 @ 10:00 AM
Where: Kendallville PL

When: March 21 @ 10:00 AM
Where: Jasper County Public Library - Wheatfield

When: March 29 @ 10:00 AM
Where: Tippecanoe Co. PL

Upcoming Workshops,
Events & Important Dates

Gale Virtual Reference Library Interface Updates
When: March 8 @ 2:00 PM
Where: Live Webinar

Discovery to Delivery III: Resource Sharing Core Service
When: March 9 @ 9:00 AM
Where: Ball State University

Advanced INSPIRE K-12 Resources
When: March 15 @ 10:00 AM
Where: Walton & Tipton Twp. PL

Advanced INSPIRE Medical Resources
When: March 15 @ 1:00 PM
Where: Walton & Tipton Twp. PL

Paper Conservation Workshop
When: March 22 @ 8:30 AM
Where: Indiana State Archives

Government Websites
When: March 22 @ 2:00 PM
Where: Live Webinar

Digital Preservation Outreach and Education Program
When: March 27 @ 8:30 AM
Where: Indiana State Library

9th Annual Copyright Conference
When: April 18 - All Day
Where: Ball State University

Evergreen International Conference
When: April 25-28
Where: Indianapolis

Society of Indiana Archivists Annual Spring Conference
When: April 27-28
Where: University of Indianapolis

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opportunities from:

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