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  1. Register Today for Summer Gale Webinars

  2. One Week Remains to Register for 2013 Indiana Broadband Summit

  3. Hoosier Poets Sought for Publication Benefiting State Parks

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Register Today for Summer Gale Webinars

Summer Webinars from GaleGale has scheduled free online webinars in June and July to train users on how to utilize popular databases available via INSPIRE. Please consider participating in any of the following webinars this summer:

Gale Virtual Reference Library
June 6, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (ET)
June 12, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (ET)
June 28, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (ET)

Biography in Context
June 6, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (ET)
June 20, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (ET)

Health & Wellness Resource Center
July 2, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (ET)

Testing & Education Reference Center
July 3, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (ET)

While this is a live webinar series, courses will also be recorded and available for viewing via Gale's extensive On Demand library. Courses are eligible for Library Education Units (LEUs), but librarians of all types are welcome and encouraged to attend. 


One Week Remains to Register 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.


Hoosier Poets Sought for Publication Benefiting State Parks

Natually YoursSpring is finally here after a long winter, and the beautiful Indiana scenery is blooming back to life. The breathtaking state parks of Indiana are no exception.  Filled with gorgeous landscapes and awe-inspiring views, the 25 state parks have been the subject of admiration for decades.

In an effort to capture the majesty of Indiana's natural assets, Naturally Yours, a poetry publication, will be accepting up to three original poetry and short story submissions about Indiana state parks for the opportunity to be published. Any short stories or poems should be a maximum of 32 lines or 3,000 words each, and must be submitted by July 31, 2013.

Naturally Yours will be published in the fall of 2013 and all proceeds will directly benefit the Indiana state parks. Click here for complete project guidelines and submission requirements.

National Art/Poetry Contest Invites Hoosier Students to Explore Watersheds

Each year, River of Words draws out the best poetry and art talent in the nation. So whether you’re a master of the written word, the canvas, or the sketch pad, it’s time to sharpen your colored pencils, take pen in hand, and squirt some more paint on your palette! 

If you have a student or patron that excels or simply expresses interest in art, poetry or photography, please consider connecting them with this unique contest that that focuses on watersheds as a central theme. This opportunity is designed to help youth express themselves through the arts, while exploring their environment and developing a sense of place and appreciation for discovery.

Students can register for this year's contest between now and December 1, 2013. River of Words is sponsored by the Indiana Center for the Book and the National Center for the Book in the Library of Congress.

 

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 Grant Cycle Closing

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

The Big Library Read
When: Now through June 1
Where: Overdrive Libraries

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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