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The Wednesday Word: News from the Indiana State Library - April 7, 2010

The Wednesday Word: News from the Indiana State Library

In This Issue

  1. Gale Offering Free Demos During National Library Week

  2. Snapshot Day Registrations Accepted until Noon Friday

  3. Final Four Fellows Named for Diversity Initiative

More Library News:


Columbia City Post & Mail
Young writers recognized in local PBS contest
DeKalb Star

Library friends honor retired director
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

Noble libraries plan to study consolidation
Gary Post-Tribune

At your service: Lynn Jackson
Greene County Daily World

Library director talks to Town Council about expansion
Indianapolis Star

Bookstore plans giveaway
Indianapolis Star

Library system must cut back, says CEO
Indianapolis Star

Exhibits offer chance to see major Lincoln collection
Indianapolis Star

Westside libraries to join national observance
Indianapolis Star

School library a finalist for national award
Indianapolis Star

Avon library plans art event
Indianapolis Star

Zionsville library's cell phone drive helps soldiers
Indiana's NewsCenter (TV) – Fort Wayne

Find Your Family Roots In Downtown Fort Wayne
Lafayette Journal & Courier

Author paints picture of writing process for students
Lafayette Journal & Courier

Historical association makes cuts
Library Technology Guides

Evergreen Indiana Now Has 62 Libraries
Muncie Star Press

$750k grant allows Buley Center to keep doors open
Noblesville Times

Eagle Scout project benefits Westfield Library
Northwest Indiana Times

Celebrating libraries with a week of events
Northwest Indiana Times

Former Puerto Rico governor to speak at E.C. library
Northwest Indiana Times

Mural a reminder of the importance of reading
Richmond Palladium-Item

Calendar features library worker
Rushville Republican

Help “grow” the library
Rushville Republican

Rushville Public Library busy giving and receiving
Seymour Tribune

National Library Week April 11-17
South Bend Tribune

‘Mockingbird' opens ‘One Book'
Terre Haute Tribune

Low vision assistance showcased at Expo
WIBC (Radio) – Indianapolis

Kurt Vonnegut Library to Locate Downtown


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Gale Offering Free Demos During Nat'l Library Week

Gale-Cengage Learning

Gale is supporting National Library Week in a big way by offering free access to the following resources from April 11th-April 17th.

  • Archives Unbound
  • Career Transitions
  • Global Issues in Context
  • Grzimek’s Animal Life
Indiana libraries will receive an email with a link to Gale's National Library Week landing page by Friday, April 9th.

Watch for Gale’s Full-Page ad in NEWSWEEK!

Gale, in partnership with Newsweek, is running a full-page ad in the April 19th issue (available on newsstands April 12th) of Newsweek in celebration of National Library Week.  The ad encourages readers to support their local library. 

WOMAN'S DAY Seeks Library Stories for Annual Contest

From now thru May 9th, women ages 18 and up are asked to send stories illustrating “Why is your library important to your community?” Up to 4 stories will be included in the March 2011 issue of Woman’s Day and online.  Visit the Woman’s Day ALA Contest for all the contest information and rules.

Snapshot Day Registrations Accepted Until Noon Friday

Snapshot of Indiana LibrariesBe one of the dozens of libraries participating in Snapshot of Indiana Libraries by registering by this Friday by noon (EDT). Registration is necessary for tracking purposes and to be included in a statewide media release to be sent on Friday afternoon. Libraries of all types are invited to participate in "Snapshot of Indiana Libraries." To register, email and include the name of your library, and the name and contact information of the person coordinating the effort at your library.

The purpose of Snapshot Day is to illustrate the invaluable services provided Indiana libraries to their local communities. Participation is simple and only requires collection of basic information, positive comments, and fun photographs from events in a typical library day. The event is being held in concurrence with National Library Week - an annual celebration of the contributions of our nation's libraries and librarians.

Check out the Snapshot Primer for various resources to assist in publicizing and organizing Snapshot Day at your library. Also included are documents to assist you in reporting your results and, most importantly, using the collected information - statistics, photos, and comments - to advocate for the value of libraries to decision-makers and increase public awareness.

Final Four I-LLID Fellows Named for Diversity Initiative

Indiana's Librarians Leading in DiversityIndiana’s Librarians Leading In Diversity (I-LLID), an MLS Fellowship Project between the Indiana State Library and the Indiana University School of Library Science (IU SLIS), has selected its final four fellows. A total of 31 fellowships for ethnically/racially diverse students are funded by a $1 million grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The final four fellows are:

  • Nicholae Adam Cline of Corydon, IN (attending IU SLIS-Bloomington)
  • LaNesha NeGale DeBardelaben, Flint MI (attending IU SLIS-Bloomington)
  • Elizabeth Nicole Johnson, Elkhart, IN (attending IU SLIS-Indianapolis)
  • Amber Painter, South Bend, IN (attending IU SLIS-Bloomington)

I-LLID fellows receive a full scholarship to IU SLIS and are linked with experienced library professionals as mentors and resources. Many fellows are already working or volunteering in various Indiana libraries, museums, or historical societies. The I-LLID project coordinators and supporters will continue to expose the Indiana library community to these fellows as potential employees, co-workers, and future library leaders.

The I-LLID website allows you to take a look at the groundbreaking program and track the progress of I-LLID fellows as they work toward their Master of Library Science degree at IU SLIS and eventually begin careers as leaders in Indiana's library community.


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