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The Wednesday Word: Library News from Around Indiana

In This Issue

  1. Preservation Week Highlights Historical Resources

  2. Offers Tips to Maximize Resources

More Library News

Associated Press

Group funds assessment of Jewish temple in Northern Indiana

Associated Press

Bloomington library battles rising crime rate

Elkhart Truth

'Hunger Games' fever hits Elkhart County

Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

Library moving to paperless notices 

Gary Post-Tribune

Gary library board awards new contract for cultural center

Greenfield Reporter

Lemonade Day offers pointers to young entrepreneurs

Indiana’s NewCenter (Fort Wayne)

Heritage Tourism Means Big Bucks

Indianapolis Star

Library trustees vote to restore most hours

Indianapolis Star

Spades Park Library marks its centennial

Kokomo Tribune

Spend an evening aboard the Titanic in Greentown

South Bend Tribune

For fans, no mystery about Holmes' appeal

Lafayette Journal & Courier

It's a book sale donation only after the library checks it out

Lafayette Journal & Courier

Common Ground planning includes conversation circles

LaPorte Herald Argus

Library considers new strategy

Muncie Star Press

New Castle woman sues over fall at public library

Northwest Indiana Times

Lake County Public Library plans new Griffith facility

Northwest Indiana Times

Shuttered Hammond library buildings up for sale

Shelbyville News

Fairy tales come to life at museum, library

Terre Haute Tribune Star

Students of all ages enjoy 'The Hunger Games' book


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Preservation Week Highlights Historical Resources

Preservation Week: April 22-28The third-annual Preservation Week is scheduled for April 22 through 28 in 2012 and is a time to recognize the critical role libraries play in preservation. This is a great opportunity for all  libraries and cultural heritage to get involved and connect with other institutions, professionals, and volunteers that are devoted to preserving historical collections for generations to come.

The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) has great event-planning toolkits and preservation resources available online and also offers these easy tips to get involved:

  • Create a display about preserving and collecting personal, family, or community heritage;

  • Offer a preservation workshop or event;

  • Highlight Preservation Week on your website with a link to ALA’s Preservation Week resources;

  • Get updates on Preservation Week events on Facebook and Tweet about Preservation Week using the #preswk hash tag.

The folks also have great resources for the public during Preservation Week that are specifically designed for library users, including families, children, and teens, on the preservation@yourlibrary webpage. Offers Tips to Maximize Resources is an easy-to-use website that adds a multimedia dimension to the reading experiences of children's and young adult books. The online database includes thousands of resources about fiction and nonfiction books used in the K–12 environment. offers the following tips for integrating these great resources into your programming or lesson plans:'

Tip 1: Watch the 3-minute overview video about the newly enhanced

Tip 2: Give all teachers instructional materials about the books and authors they are reading. Ask a colleague what book they're reading, and quickly give them lesson plans, book trailers, author interviews, and more. Simply do a search from the top of any screen on, then click on "Email" or "Share" from the gold bar at the bottom of your browser window to send a link to relevant resources.

Tip 3: Host your favorite, award-winning author in your library or school anytime with projectable movies filmed in the author's home. For example, lay out Kevin Henkes' books, show his Meet-the-Author Movie—and learn about his art and creative process.

Tip 4: Use and share with administrators and colleagues the ready-to-use materials that support the Common Core Standards for E.L.A & Literacy.

Please remember, if you're a first-time user, logging on to can be tricky as going directly to the homepage will not give you access to content licensed through INSPIRE. Click here or connect through the INSPIRE list of databases for authentication and complete access to all licensed resources.

Still Time to Plan National Library Week Events

Librarians still looking for ways to promote National Library Week on April 8-14 should check out the free resources on the National Library Week website. Resources include two audio, print, Web and video PSA's featuring Honorary Chair of National Library Week, Brad Meltzer.

All PSAs are available for download, and the print PSA is also available for customization for libraries. Other promotional materials include a sample op-ed, proclamation, press release, programming ideas and scripts for use in radio ads. All incorporate the 2012 National Library Week theme, You belong @ your library.

Upcoming Workshops,
Events & Important Dates

LEU Opportunity Day
When: April 28 @ 10:00 AM

Where: Tippecanoe Co. Public 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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