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Carole Rose, retired Talking Books Librarian at the Indiana State Library, won this year’s Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies’ (ASCLA) Francis Joseph Campbell Award for her outstanding contributions to the advancement of library service for blind and physically handicapped people.
Carole continues to make a tremendous impact on both the Indiana Talking Book & Braille Library (TBBL) and the entire statewide low-vision community. The Indiana TBBL today is a reflection of Carole’s 46 years of dedicated service. Nearly all its programs and services were either developed or administered by Carole. Throughout that time Carole continues to be a leader and advocate for the thousands of Hoosiers whose lives she has touched in some way over the years.
"Being both a friend and colleague of Carole's for over two decades, I can attest to her invaluable contributions to library services for Hoosiers with vision loss," said Roberta Brooker, State Librarian. "She has empowered so many people through advising and offering living proof that individuals with vision loss can live normal and productive lives just as any other member of society."
The Campbell Award, which includes a citation and a medal, is co-sponsored by ASCLA, Keystone Automated Systems and the Southern Conference of the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. Carole will be honored at a dinner at the American Library Association annual meeting this June in Anaheim, CA.
Read more about Carole and the Campbell Award from American Libraries magazine.
National Library Week, an annual celebration of the contributions of our nation's libraries and librarians, is being celebrated April 8 through 14. This year's theme, "You belong @ your library," is designed to let patrons know that whether you are a job seeker looking for resources to land a new job, a parent looking for free activities for children or a student searching for your next favorite book, the library is there for them.
No plans yet? No problem. The ALA provides several resources to get your National Library Month promotions off the ground. They provide a complete lineup of customizable audio and print PSAs, proclamations, sample press releases, and letters-to-the-editor available in both English and Spanish. The ALA also offers programming advice, website graphics, calendars of events, and advocacy toolkits to help raise awareness of your National Library Week activities.
You can also order "You belong @ your library" materials at the ALA Store. Promotional materials include a poster, bookmark, mini poster, and downloadable web icons and art files. However, order quickly to ensure your materials arrive by April 8.
The Indiana State Library is seeking a dynamic and innovative individual to fill their Associate Director of Public Services position. The Associate Director manages the State Library public service areas, which include one of Indiana's most diverse, specialized historical collections. The Indiana State Library was established in 1825 and its collections date back as far as the 18th century. Public service areas include: Genealogy, Indiana, Reference & Government Services, Manuscripts & Rare Books, Catalog, and Circulation Support.
More information about this position and the online application process is available through the Indiana Job Bank (reference Job ID 578716). You can also view a listing of available library jobs throughout Indiana via the Jobs in Indiana Libraries portal on WebJunction Indiana.
Welcome New Directors
Please join the State Library in welcoming Indiana's newest public library directors:
Mary Witte, Interim Director, Bloomfield-Eastern Greene County Public Library
Stori Snyder, Director, Brown County Public Library
Jennifer Jones, Director, Mathews Public Library
Best of luck to you all!
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