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The Wednesday Word: Library News from Around Indiana

In This Issue

  1. Help Promote The Big Library Read at Indiana Libraries

  2. Registration Filling Up for 2013 Indiana Broadband Summit

  3. Open Positions @ the Indiana State Library

More Library News

ALSC Blog
Going Commercial Free
Associated Press
US appeals panel speaks well of Google book plans
Bourbon News-Mirror
Bourbon Public Library adds Chromebook to meet needs
Crawfordsville Journal Review
Local authors pen ‘Fifty Shades of Light’
Culver Citizen
Old Librarians Never Die' author and more at Culver library
Evansville Courier & Press
Summer reading program starts this week
Evansville Courier & Press
CHECK IT OUT: May is International Chick Lit Month
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
Reader sticks to list of authors she wants to read
Greenfield Daily Reporter
Princesses of all ages gather for special tea party
Huntington County TAB
Markle Town Council discusses future of town hall, library
Indianapolis Star
Seeking Indianapolis celebs? See their yearbook photos online
Indianapolis Star
Johnson County library's White River Branch to close for 21 days for heating and air conditioning repairs
Muncie Star Press
On the go: Danny Taylor hasn't let cerebral palsy slow him down
Northwest Indiana Times
Hammond City Council sets public hearing on library funding for June 10
Northwest Indiana Times
Hammond library supporters stage rally
Northwest Indiana Times
Former E.C. library director sues city claiming firing political
Rushville Republican
Barada: Local library should be a county facility
Terre Haute Tribune Star
Saturday seminar to bring nationally known genealogists to Ivy Tech
Washington Times Herald
Library gets ready for summer

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Help Promote The Big Library Read at Indiana Libraries

The Big Library ReadOver 100 Indiana libraries are taking part in a global library book club by reading master storyteller Michael Malone's eBook, The Four Corners of the Sky, during the first international Big Library Read from May 15 through June 1, 2013. The Four Corners of the Sky is master storyteller Michael Malone’s novel of love, secrets, and the mysterious bonds of families. Malone brings characters to life as only he can, exploring the questions that defy easy answers.

Beginning on May 15th, patrons of hundreds of participating Indiana libraries can download The Four Corners of the Sky in Kindle, EPUB, PDF formats via their library’s OverDrive eBook catalogue. Notable libraries participating in the The Big Library Read include The Indianapolis Public Library and the eIndiana Digital Consortium, which consists of 78 Evergreen Indiana libraries. Patrons will have unlimited access (no holds or waiting lists) to the selected title throughout the duration the pilot program.

Patrons only need a valid library card and an electronic, internet-accessible device (personal computer, tablet, Smartphone, eReader, etc.) to participate. In an effort to promote a global community of readers, libraries and patrons are encouraged join the conversation on Twitter at #BigLibraryRead and “Like” Michael Malone on Facebook. OverDrive has also created promotional materials for The Big Library Read that can be customized and used at your library.

Big Library Read is a pilot program in which libraries worldwide offer a single eBook to their patrons. In addition to creating a global “library book club,” Big Library Read is designed to demonstrate the positive exposure and sales influence library eBook catalogs provide to authors and publishers. It will spotlight one title for a set time period for library patrons around the world to read simultaneously. The program is sponsored by OverDrive, a global distributor of eBooks and audiobooks, with initial support and participation from Sourcebooks, Inc., a leading US independent publisher.


Registration Filling Up for 2013 Indiana Broadband Summit

National Library Legislative DayThe Indiana Broadband Summit is coming to the Indiana State Library on May 30th. The Summit will cover broadband accessibility and connectivity from both a statewide and national perspective. Sessions will be led by Indiana's Geographic Information Officer, ENA and Urban Libraries Council. The Summit will also discuss the Building Digital Communities Framework from IMLS.

The Summit and lunch are FREE, but register today as space is limited. Check out the preliminary schedule to learn more about the presenters and content to be discussed at the day-long summit.


Open Positions @ the Indiana State Library

Open Positions @ the State LibraryLIBRARIAN 1: Genealogy Collection (Job ID # 584675)
This position provides leadership in reference services in genealogy and local history to the general public and government agencies to ensure that the users are assisted with information requirements and requests, in a complete and accurate way. Part of this outreach involves specialized programs on many topics relating to genealogy.

LIBRARIAN 2: Indiana Collection (Job ID # 584680)
This position provides an advanced level of technical expertise and informational expertise in regards to the Indiana Newspaper Collection, Indiana Authors, Indiana State Documents and other specialized Indiana resources. The selected candidate must also have a expert understanding of broad subject fields as they relate to the Indiana Collection materials.

Visit the State of Indiana Personnel Department’s job bank and reference each position’s respective Job ID # to apply or for more information.

WebJunction Seeks Input to Improve Online Community

Each year, WebJunction creates a survey to collect input from its members. The goal of this survey is to make sure that WebJunction continues to be the best resource it can be to support all kinds of library learning. Please take a few minutes to share your opinions on the value of WebJunction, areas for improvement, and the future of libraries.

The survey will close on May 26.


SHRAB Archives Assessment & Digitization Grants

Two grant opportunities for archival assessment and digitization are now being offered by the Indiana State Historic Records Advisory Board (SHRAB). The SHRAB is providing matching grant funds of up to $5,000.

Applications must be received by email or postmarked no later than Friday, May 31, 2013 and may be found online at www.SHRAB.IN.gov. Grantees will be announced July 3, 2013.


Upcoming Workshops,
Events & Important Dates

Indiana Broadband Summit
When: May 30
Where: Indiana State Library

2013 Public Library Budget Webinar Workshop
When: June 5 or 13
Where: Live Online

Genealogy for Night Owls
When: June 5
Where: Indiana State Library

EdCamp Indy
When: June 6
Where: Franklin High School


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WebJunction Indiana


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