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The Indiana State Library has partnered with NetLiteracy.org, an organization aimed at reducing the digital divide by rehabbing donated computers, which are then donated to schools, libraries and other community organizations. The computers are then used locally to teach computer and Internet skills and improve access to the Internet.
Net Literacy was founded by an Indiana middle school student in 2003, and today it remains a “student empowered” organization. The students set their own mission and priorities, write their own grants, and perform all of the volunteering and community services. In the past nine years, Net Literacy has increased computer access to over 170,000 individuals, repurposed over 20,000 computers.
The goals of this partnership is to make available a number of
refurbished computers to public and school libraries in Indiana
and enable them to replace slow and outdated public access
computers and OPAC stations, and expand the number of
If your library is interested in being considered for these machines, please update your library’s listing in TechAtlas and then notify the Indiana State Library Development Office (LDO@library.in.gov) of your interest by June 1, 2012. Contact Karen Ainslie or Edie Huffman for more information, or view the archived webinar on creating an inventory in TechAtlas for assistance completing the TechAtlas Inventory.
User fees for the INfo Express delivery service contract will remain at current levels for the next service year (July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2013). Stable prices are welcome news given the rising transportation costs associated with gasoline prices. In addition to keeping prices low, the State Library will continue to subsidize one-day-a-week delivery service at $75 for public, school, and academic libraries that meet the requirements of the INfo Express program.
As additional incentive to promote resource sharing throughout Indiana's library community, the State Library will continue to offer a second day of delivery at the subsidized rate of $125 for the year, rather than the normal rate of $450 per weekly stop. Eligible libraries include:
Please note that branch libraries are not eligible for subsidies. The renewal form and instructions are located at infoexpress.in.gov. Renewal requests must be received by May 15, 2012. Contact Mike Hicks at (317232-3699 or firstname.lastname@example.org with additional questions or for more information.
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Four Days Remain to Apply for Leadership Academy
Applications for the Indiana Library Leadership Academy (ILLA) are being accepted until Sunday, May 13, 2012. The application available online.
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.
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5/10: District 5&7
Spring LEU workshops
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Budget Basics Workshop
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