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The Wednesday Word: Library News from Around Indiana

In This Issue

  1. Sneak Peek: Indiana Library Leadership Academy

  2. Contests Asks Students to Share What INSPIREs Them

  3. Indianapolis to 2012 Evergreen International Conference

More Library News

Brazil Times

Library honoring National Library Week

Bremen Enquirer

Library offers the latest in technology

Carroll County Comet

Flora Library to host SAMARA Exhibit

Elkhart Truth

'Sherlock Holmes' book featured in area libraries

Elkhart Truth

Energy Cooperative donates meters to libraries

Fort Wayne News-Sentinel

Genealogy buffs, here's your primer for Monday's 1940 census release

Greene County Daily World

April 23 will be one for the books 

Greensburg Daily News

Book design contest underway

Hendricks County Flyer

IMCPL to restore some of its hours

Indianapolis Star

Food Network’s Ted Allen to host Carmel library fundraiser

Kokomo Tribune

Read with ‘Reads’

Lafayette Journal & Courier

10 great books every toddler should read

Laporte Herald Argus

Library gives nod to new organizational structure

Laporte Herald Argus

Library reclaims spelling bee title

Madison Courier


Michigan City News Dispatch

Library reviews 2011 accomplishments

Muncie Star Press

Family Tree Genfest coming to Carnegie in June

New Castle Courier Times

Library week features prizes and events

Northwest Indiana Times

Concrete poured for walkways outside new Crown Point Library

Northwest Indiana Times

Mayor asked to shelve Gary library board appointee

Richmond Palladium-Item

E-books well received at Morrisson-Reeves

Washington Times Herald

Carnegie Library now has eBooks

Washington Times Herald

7 reasons why 'Hunger Games' slays 'Twilight'


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Sneak Peek: Indiana Library Leadership Academy

2012 Indiana Library Leadership Academy Today’s library professionals require a skill set that positions them to identify and predict changes in the industry, the community they serve, and the needs of their stakeholders. In an effort to prepare the library community’s future leaders for these 21st-Century challenges, the Indiana State Library’s Professional Development Committee has established the Indiana Library Leadership Academy.

The inaugural 10-month academy will begin this July for a group of 50 cohorts whom will contribute to a meaningful project through a series of classes, workshops, and other meetings. The program commences with a five-day workshop at the Canyon Inn at McCormick’s Creek State Park.  State and national leaders in the library community, such as incoming ALA president Maureen Sullivan, will spend time with cohorts covering topics such as planning for the future, team-building, management, and emerging technologies. By the end of the week, participants will have defined the capstone project that will guide their work in the Academy over the next 10 months.

The Indiana Library Leadership Academy, valued at over $2,100 per person, will be deeply subsidized by the Indiana State Library. Participants pay only $150 over the course of the program and are welcome and encouraged to seek local grant or scholarship funding to cover their portion of the costs. 

In the coming days, stay tuned for an announcement containing links to the online and Academy homepage on WebJunction Indiana.

Contest Asks Students to Share What INSPIREs Them

What INSPIREs You? Essay ContestThe Indiana Center for the Book is now accepting entries for the "What INSPIREs You?" essay contest. Students are asked to tell us who or what inspires you? Using INSPIRE to connect to reliable information from academic journals, newspapers, biographies and more, students may enter the contest through April 20, 2012 (postmarked date).

The 2012 contest is divided into three grade levels: 3-6; 7-9; and 10-12 and is open to Indiana residents.  Winners will be notified by April 30, 2012 and invited to the 2012 Indiana Student Literary Awards on May 12, 2012 at the Indiana State Library.

Visit for complete contest rules and the official entry form.

Indianapolis to Host 2012 Evergreen International Conference

Evergreen International Conference 2012 The 2012 Evergreen International Conference will be held in Indianapolis, Indiana, home of Evergreen Indiana, at the Hyatt Regency Indianapolis. The conference is an annual opportunity for Evergreen users worldwide and those considering Evergreen to come together for discussion and continued education. With close to 1000 libraries currently running Evergreen in North America alone, we are expecting this year’s conference to be even bigger than last year’s with close to 200 attendees.

Visit to take a look at the 2012 Conference Program or to get more information about this year's conference.

New Look for
WebJunction Indiana

WebJunction Indiana recently received a makeover, which features upgrades in both its design and functionality. Please note that many of WebJunction Indiana pages have new links so some saved bookmarks may need updating.

Upcoming Workshops,
Events & Important Dates

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

SW Indiana Youth Service Roundtable
When: April 18 @ 10:00 AM
Where: Spencer Co. Public Library

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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