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The Wednesday Word: Library News from Around Indiana

In This Issue

  1. Nationwide Digital Literacy Campaign Debuts Tool for Libraries

  2. New INfo Express Pricing Structure Effective 1/1/2014

  3. 10 Days Remain to Nominate Your Favorite Hoosier Author

More Library News

Anderson Herald Bulletin
National columnist to speak at Pendleton library
Gary Post-Tribune
Young adult coordinator at Lowell Library closes book on 14-year career
Greencastle Banner Graphic
'The Big Read' effort at PCPL to feature 'Tom Sawyer' book, film
Hendricks County Flyer
Library helping to raise money for the HRH Childbirth Center
Huntington Count TAB
Andrews-Dallas Twp. Public Library earns literacy computer through group
Kendallville News Sun
KPL offers more eBook, audio book downloads
Lafayette Journal & Courier
Artist Kvaalen paints Mother Nature at her best
Lafayette Journal & Courier
Downtown coworking space will soon come to Lafayette
La Porte Herald Argus
For the love of literacy
Ligonier Advance Leader
Ligonier approves $1.485 million bond for library project
Madison Courier
Civilian Conservation Corps program Sunday at library
Michigan City News Dispatch
Library receives Muslim Journeys Bookshelf
Muncie Star Press
Former Maring Library sits empty, awaiting a new use
Muncie Star Press
Community read focuses on 'demystifying medicine
New Castle Courier Times
New film club offered at library for film buffs
Northwest Indiana Times
RICH JAMES: McDermott deserves credit for library stance
Northwest Indiana Times
Quilt proves Readers are Leaders
Northwest Indiana Times
Daily patronage holds steady at new C.P. library
Plymouth Pilot News
Community book talk coming up
Pulaski Post
Graphic' novels have something for everyone
Richmond Palladium Item
Technology speaker making his debut
Richmond Palladium Item
Read-a-thon, LinkedIn, Envirothon make news
Terre Haute Tribune Star
Vigo County Historian Mike McCormick takes audience on a cruise down the Wabash
Vincennes Sun Commercial
Libraries and newspapers allies in keeping government honest
Vincennes Sun Commercial
Children s books are not just for children

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Nationwide Digital Literacy Campaign Debuts Tool for Libraries

Connect2CompeteAs reported in The Wednesday Word five weeks ago, Connect2Compete (C2C) was preparing to launch a three-year national public service campaign entitled "EveryoneOn" to promote digital literacy. C2C has geared up for its March 21st kick-off by debuting its "Training Locator" and is asking public libraries to update the database with details about the services and resources the library makes available to help people learn digital literacy skills or access the Internet. Ultimately, the "Training Locator" will connect residents with digital literacy training or public access computers in their area. A 1-800 phone number will also be available with this information for those without internet access.

The key message of "EveryoneOn" is to encourage 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). EveryoneOn is designed to raise awareness of the importance of digital literacy skills – which libraries have embraced for years.

Reviewing and updating a library’s record should take about 5 minutes to complete per location, and instructions for updating the "Training Locator" are available online. database Additional campaign materials for EveryoneOn, including logos, graphics and examples of public service announcements that are expected later this month.


New INfo Express Pricing Structure Effective 1/1/2014

INfo ExpressThe Indiana State Library recently announced changes to the 2014 INfo Express pricing structure. These changes reflect cost increases in the current courier’s service contract that went into effect in December 2012. However, the Indiana State Library will subsidize the entire additional cost for INfo Express customers for the remainder of 2013. This means that your next bill (July 1, 2013 – June 30, 2014) will reflect six months at the old cost and six months at the new cost. The current and future price structures, as well as the FY 2014 billing rate are as follows:

Current Price
Structure

Actual FY 2014 Billing Amount
(7/1/13-6/30/14)

Price Structure
as of 1/1/2014

Regular Rate:

  • 1 Day: $75.00
  • 2 Day: $525.00
  • 3 Day: $975.00
  • 4 Day: $1,425.00
  • 5 Day: $1,875.00

Resource Sharing Rate:

  • 1 Day: $75.00
  • 2 Day: $200.00
  • 3 Day: $650.00
  • 4 Day: $1,100.00
  • 5 Day: $1,550.00

Regular Rate:

  • 1 Day: $87.50
  • 2 Day: $625.00
  • 3 Day: $1,162.50
  • 4 Day: $1,700.00
  • 5 Day: $2,237.50

Resource Sharing Rate:

  • 1 Day: $87.50
  • 2 Day: $250.00
  • 3 Day: $787.50
  • 4 Day: $1,325.00
  • 5 Day: $1,862.50

Regular Rate:

  • 1 Day: $100.00
  • 2 Day: $725.00
  • 3 Day: $1,350.00
  • 4 Day: $1,975.00
  • 5 Day: $2,600.00

Resource Sharing Rate:

  • 1 Day: $100.00
  • 2 Day: $300.00
  • 3 Day: $925.00
  • 4 Day: $1,550.00
  • 5 Day: $2,175.00

On January 1, 2014, the Indiana State Library will increase the subsidy for one-day and eligible two-day deliveries in an effort to offset some of the impact of increased service costs. Eligible libraries can receive a second day of delivery at the subsidized rate of $200 annually, rather than the normal rate of $625 per weekly stop. Eligible libraries include:

  • Libraries currently receiving the additional day subsidy and have remained an active net lender with OCLC or Evergreen;
  • Libraries that are adding a day of services for the coming service year and are active net lenders with OCLC or Evergreen;
  • Libraries already at five-days-a-week service will receive the additional second day of subsidized deliver

Please note that branch libraries are not eligible for subsidies. The renewal form and instructions are located at infoexpress.in.gov. Renewal requests must be received by June 15, 2013. Contact (317) 232-3699 or INFOEXPRESS@library.in.gov with additional questions, for more information, or if you believe your library has become a net lender in the last year.


10 Days Remain to Nominate Your Favorite Hoosier Author

Indiana Authors AwardYou have only until Friday, March 22, 2013 to submit nominations for the fifth-annual Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award. 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.

On October 26, 2013, the Indianapolis Public 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 the Indiana Authors Fair is available at indianaauthorsaward.org.

Friday Deadline to Apply
for 2013 LSTA Grants

Applications for LSTA Technology and Digitization grants are due on Friday, March 15, 2013

If you have questions about your eligibility, a grant application requirement, or anything else concerning current LSTA grant opportunities, please don't hesitate to contact the Library Development Office at jclifton@library.in.gov or (317) 234-6550.


Upcoming Workshops,
Events & Important Dates

Summer Reading Workshop When: March 14 @ 1:00 PM
Where: Muncie Public Library

Summer Reading Workshop When: March 18 @ 10:00 AM
Where: Brazil Public Library

IBLN Spring Conference
When: March 23 @ 10:00 AM
Where: Ivy Tech, Lafayette Campus

Spring 2013 eIndiana Digital OverDrive
When: March 28 @ 10:00 AM
Where: Live Online

Southwest Youth Services Spring Roundtable
When: April 4 @ 10:00 AM
Where: Pike County Public Library

Government Information Day
When: April 9 @ 9:00 AM
Where: Indiana State Library

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

Midwest Archives Conference
When: April 18-20
Where: Hyatt Regency, Downtown Indy

Every Child Ready to Read 2nd Edition
When: April 29 @ 9:30 AM
Where: Crawfordsville District Public Library

Readers Advisory Training for Youth Librarians
When: May 3 @ 10:00 AM
Where: Evansville Vanderburg Public Library

Every Child Ready to Read 2nd Edition
When: May 13 @ 9:00 AM
Where: Monticello-Union Township Public Library

Indiana Broadband Summit
When: May 30
Where: Indiana State Library


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