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has been working with its corporate partners to open more
donation programs to public
libraries. In the
past year, software donations from
and others have become available to public libraries for the
first time. Now, discounted computers are available to public
libraries through TechSoup's
Refurbished Computer Initiative
The Indiana-Marion County Public Library Foundation is now accepting nominations for the inaugural Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award through April 8, 2009. This award seeks to recognize the contributions of Indiana authors to the literary landscape in Indiana and across the nation, and is funded by the generosity of The Glick Fund, a fund of Central Indiana Community Foundation.
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 September 26, the Library Foundation will host a day of activities culminating with an Awards Dinner at Indianapolis’ downtown Central Library. 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, nomination forms and guidelines are available at www.indianaauthorsaward.org.
The Indiana Historical Bureau is having a 40%-off inventory reduction sale. There is a limited supply of these specially priced books which will be sold on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Anyone can purchase these books, librarians, libraries or patrons. The sale will continue for the entire month of March or while supplies last. There are no additional discounts on these already reduced books.
The Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD) recently partnered with the Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives (OFBCI) and the Indiana State Library to provide training and computers to local libraries, community groups, and faith-based organizations currently helping Hoosiers file for unemployment benefits.
On Wednesday, February 25, 2009, the DWD conducted a workshop that explained the unemployment filing process in detail and offered helpful advice to best assist unemployed. The State Library has posted a video recording of this training online.
The DWD's computer loan program is still available and provides over 200 surplus state computers to public libraries and other organizations to meet the demand of unemployment filers in their area. Libraries and organizations interested in participating in the loan program should contact Valerie Kroeger with DWD at 317-234-4026 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more unemployment assistance tools for public libraries visit http://www.in.gov/library/3472.htm.