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  • Reception to Celebrate 5-Year Anniversary of Indiana Memory

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

  • More Library News & Notes

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Reception to Celebrate 5-Year Anniversary of Indiana Memory

Indiana Memory: 5-Year AnniversaryA reception celebrating the five-year anniversary of Indiana Memory on Friday, March 28 from 1:00 PM until 3:00 PM (EST). The Indiana State Library will host the event featuring the unveiling of the new web interface, promising faster access to this wealth of materials centered on over 200 years of Indiana history.

Come learn about how Indiana Memory is increasing participation from local museums and historical societies and providing digital access to historic Indiana newspapers. Representatives from Indiana Memory partner libraries and organizations have been invited to speak about their individual digitization programs.

Indiana Memory is a collaborative digital library site providing access to over 350,000 historical and cultural items drawn from 107 contributing organizations around the state.  Indiana Memory seeks to support and enhance education and scholarship for all Hoosiers for increased understanding of Indiana's past and its role in preparing for Indiana's future.

Representatives from other libraries have been invited to speak about their individual digitization programs. The reception is free and open to the public, but registration is required. 


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.

Future 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 online applications completed by the April 1, 2014 deadline, including all letters of reference, and meet requirements will be considered.

Please contact Emily Schaber, Certification Program Consultant, at 317-234-6217 or emschaber@library.in.gov for more information. Visit www.in.gov/library/illa.htm for members and projects of previous cohorts.


More Library News & Notes

OPEN POSITION @ THE STATE LIBRARY: DIRECTOR & STATE LIBRARIAN
The Indiana Library & Historical Board is seeking a Director and State Librarian. The incumbent must possess energy, enthusiasm, and strong leadership qualities necessary to lead a large research library and be an active leader in the statewide library community. The Director oversees the agency’s operational, financial, and administrative activities, including working with all types of cultural, historical and library organizations statewide.

Click here for a complete job description and application instructions. Interested candidates should send resumes to jhaggard@spd.in.gov by March 30th.

REMINDER: DOCUMENTING LEUs FOR PLA

  1. As you have done in the past after attending an in-person conference, fill out the National and International LEU Form
  2. Please write your session synopses and retain any conference programs or documentation we could refer to in the event of an audit. Because ALA and other organizations do not keep their conference information online for more than a few months, we will need something to refer back to. Please also retain your confirmation of conference registration
  3. Based on the sessions you attended, count the LEUs you earned. Note: LEUs are awarded hour-for-hour and round up at the half hour.
  4. File these documents with your other LEUs rather than sending them in to ISL to receive an LEU certificate.

TWO DAYS LEFT TO NOMINATE FAVORITE HOOSIER AUTHORS
You have only until Friday, March 21, 2014 to submit nominations for the sixth-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. More information and the nomination process is found at indianaauthorsaward.org.

Limited Spaces Available for D2D V, Register Today

Registration is now open to all Indiana libraries for Discovery to Delivery V: Better Together, a one-day resource-sharing conference sponsored by the Indiana State Library and the Academic Libraries of Indiana. The free conference will be held on April 25, 2014 from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (registration starts at 8:00 AM) at the Indianapolis Public Library's Central Library. Registration is limited to the first 200 attendees.

This year's conference will include OCLC updates from Tony Melvyn, an INfo Express Q&A Session, and updates to a new white paper on resource sharing in Indiana.  Also breakout sessions will feature topics such as open access, custom holdings, and innovative resource sharing models and technologies.


Upcoming Workshops
& Important Dates

INSPIRE Webinars from Gale
When: Now through April

Where: Live Online

Indiana Black Librarians Network Spring Program
When: March 29
Where: Indianapolis Public Library
: East 38th Street Branch

Indiana Library Leadership Academy Application Due
When: April 1

Evergreen Indiana Annual Conference
When: April 3 & 4
Where: Wyndham Indianapolis West

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

ILF District Conferences
District 2: Frankfort 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
- Central

IOLUG Spring Program
When: May 16
Where: Indiana Wesleyan Univ.: Indianapolis North Campus


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