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The Wednesday Word: Library News from Around Indiana

In This Issue

  1. Website, Application Now Available for Library  Academy

  2. Three More Libraries Go Live on Evergreen Indiana

  3. Celebrate School Library Month in April

More Library News

Anderson Herald Bulletin

Three R’s and a big ‘T’

Anderson Herald Bulletin

Bloomington photographer speaks at libraries

Associated Press

Small IN libraries team up, share to stay open

Culver Citizen

Library board discusses fire and security updates, discovers funding source

Elkhart Truth

Elkhart library construction nears completion

Elkhart Truth

Reading program spotlights Sherlock Holmes

Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

Strong branches 

Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

1940 census: Count on library to help 

Gary Post-Tribune

Gary Library Board member removed by Lake County Council

Greene County Daily World

Wine and Cheese in the Stacks will help Greene County Literacy Coalition

Greene County Daily World

Carnegie needs changes for ADA compliance

Huffington Post

The Unsung Heroes in our Schools

Kokomo Tribune

Survey says ... let’s raise some money

Lafayette Journal & Courier

Bangert: An ode to reference librarians, the original Google

Lafayette Journal & Courier

Digital collections getting downsized

Lafayette Journal & Courier

10 great books every toddler should read

Louisville Courier-Journal

Historic Jeffersonville library develops relationship with Filson Club

Madison Courier

Show your appreciation for our libraries

Muncie Star Press

Jay Library offers smart money series

New Castle Courier Times

Libraries improve lives

Northwest Indiana Times

Lake County Council removes Gary library board member

Northwest Indiana Times

Lowell Public Library planning open house for retiring director

Princeton Daily Clarion

Incorporating iPads in schools

Richmond Palladium Item

E-books already very popular at 3 area libraries

Seymour Tribune

Library Week set for next week

South Bend Tribune

Readers put to the test

Terre Haute Tribune Star

'Free … learning for all'

WTHI-TV (Terre Haute)
New money for the Vigo Co. library


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Website, Application Now Available for Library Academy

Indiana Library Leadership AcademyFollowing up on last week's article about the Indiana Library Leadership Academy (ILLA), the State Library's Professional Development Office has made both the application and website available online.

As you may recall the State Library’s Professional Development Committee established the Academy to prepare future library leaders for 21st-Century challenges. The inaugural 10-month academy will begin this July for a group of 50 cohorts with a five-day workshop at the Canyon Inn at McCormick’s Creek State Park. The cost of the Academy is just $150 ($2,100 value) for participants thanks to a significant subsidy from the Indiana State Library.

Additional details are available on the ILLA webpage or by contacting Wendy Knapp at


Three More Libraries Go Live on Evergreen Indiana

Evergreen IndianaThree new members joined the Evergreen Indiana consortium today. This brings the total libraries live in the consortium to 98 and the population served to 867,961! On behalf of the Evergreen Indiana Consortium, the Indiana State Library would like to welcome:

  • Akron Carnegie Public Library (Fulton County) serves a population of 2,827.

  • Camden-Jackson Township Public Library (Carroll County) serves a population of 1,262.

  • Montezuma Public Library (Park County) serves a population of 1,539.

The Shelby County Public Library was recently accepted as the 99th member library. The Evergreen Indiana Consortium is now accepting applications for its 100th member library.

For more information about Evergreen Indiana, visit Information and Resources for Interested Libraries or contact Shauna Borger, Evergreen Indiana Coordinator at 317-234-6536 or


Celebrate School Library Month in April

School Library MonthAs we wrap up National Library Week also remember that April is School Library Month - the American Association of School Librarians' (AASL) celebration of school librarians and their programs. Every April school librarians are encouraged to create activities to help their school and local community celebrate the essential role that strong school library programs play in a student's educational career. The 2012 theme is You belong @ your library.

The AASL School Library Month Committee is busy planning activities and creating resources to help school librarians celebrate like Podcasts, Webinars, and a Video Contest. Click here for more information on the history of School Library Month including sample proclamations that can be used with local school boards, mayors, and local media.

Welcome New Directors

Please join the State Library in welcoming Indiana's newest public library directors:

Bret Pfingston, Director, Bloomfield-Eastern Greene County Public Library

Shannon Hart, Director, Kingman Public Library

Eugene Pidzarko, Director, Lowell Public Library

Bobbi Salmon, Director, Shoals Public Library

Best of luck to you all!

Upcoming Workshops,
Events & Important Dates

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

Where: Live Online

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

ILF District Conferences
When: 8:30 AM (local time)
Where: Multiple Locations

4/13: District 6 5/04: District 2
4/17: District 3 5/10: District 5&7
5/01: District 1 5/15: District 4

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