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  1. Retired Talking Books Librarian Wins National Award

  2. Online Resources Help Plan Library Week Festivities

  3. State Library Seeks Associated Director for Public Services

More Library News

Associated Press

US Census covering Great Depression to be released

Brazil Times

Library receives donation

Evansville Courier & Press

"The Hunger Games" among many great novels of dystopian future

Fort Wayne News-Sentinel

Fort Wayne firm lands $394,000 contract to improve library computing

Gary Post-Tribune

Library to tear down East Street apartments for parking lot

Green County Daily World

Search for names of nursing assistants inspires change in way Linton Library displays historical photos

Greenfield Daily Reporter

A career in the books

Hendricks County Flyer

IMCPL to host education forums

Indianapolis Star

Indiana library official: Switching to the same computer system would end non-resident fees for library users

Kokomo Tribune

Library director to resign

Kokomo Tribune

Community garden will double as classroom

Lafayette Journal & Courier

Tippecanoe County Public Library set to launch series on inclusion

New Palestine Reporter

No expansion, just growth

Northwest Indiana Times

National Kick Butts Day Event at ECPL

Richmond Palladium-Item

Friends of Library sell prom dresses

Shelbyville News

Morristown opens new chapter

Shelbyville News

Imagination Library closes in on goal

Shelbyville News

Hoosiers bring back lessons from space

Terre Haute Tribune Star

The burning questions of ‘Fahrenheit 451’

Terre Haute Tribune Star

ISU celebrates books, artwork, research


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Retired Talking Books Librarian Wins National Award

Carole Rose Wins FJ Campbell AwardCarole 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.

Online Resources Help Plan Library Week Festivities

National Library Week: April 8-14National 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.

State Library Seeks Associate Director for Public Services

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!

Upcoming Workshops,
Events & Important Dates

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

2012 Budget 100 Webinar
When: April 10 @ 10:00 AM
When: April 18 @ 2:00 PM

Where: Live Online

ILF District Conferences
When: 8:30 AM (local time)
Where: Multiple Locations
4/10: District 8,  4/13: District 6
4/17: District 3,  5/01:
District 1
5/04: District 2,  5/10: District 5&7
5/15: District 4

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

IHSLA 2012 Annual Meeting
When: April 19 & 20
Where: Fort Harrison Inn - Indianapolis

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

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

IOLUG Spring Program
When: April 27
Where: Indianapolis

EdCamp Indy
When: June 12
Plainfield High School

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LYRASIS Product Discounts
WebJunction Indiana

Indiana Authors Award

Nominate your favorite Hoosier authors through March 23, 2012

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