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  • Renewal Period for INfoExpress Delivery Services Begins June 2

  • State Library Awards $538,000 in LSTA Grants to 58 Indiana Libraries

  • State Library Foundation Publishes Spring 2014 Edition of Cornerstone

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Renewal Period for INfoExpress Delivery Services Begins June 2

INfo ExpressIt is time once again to renew your INfoExpress service for the coming year (July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2015).  The renewal form will be available at starting on June 2, 2014.

Considering the dramatic fluctuations in fuel prices and the current general economic conditions, prices for the statewide courier service are unchanged from the 2014-15 rates announced last year. The Indiana State Library will also continue to offer a $525 subsidy for the first day of INfoExpress service for all libraries meeting standards. This means the cost of first-day delivery is only $100. As an added incentive to help promote resource sharing around the state, the Indiana State Library will continue to provide an additional $425 subsidy for a second day of INfoExpress service for libraries that meet any of the following criteria:

  • Subscribers to 5-days-a-week INfoExpress service;
  • Subscribers to OCLC ILL subsystem;
  • Net lenders within Indiana (# lent - # borrowed > 0); or
  • Evergreen Indiana members that subscribe to 2 or more days of service.

Private libraries, public library branches, and public libraries that fail to meet standards are ineligible for subsidies and must pay the full rate of $625 per day of delivery. Here is a breakdown of this year's rates:

2014-2015 Rates*

Regular Rate

Resource Sharing Rate

Full Rate

1st Day Rate

$ 100.00



Two Day

$ 725.00

$ 300.00


Three Day

$ 1,350.00

$ 925.00


Four Day

$ 1,975.00

$ 1,550.00


Five Day

$ 2,600.00

$ 2,175.00


Instructions for renewing your INfoExpress subscription and the new renewal form can be found at  New this year, libraries may use credit cards to pay for their INfoExpress subscriptions. An invoice will be sent upon completion of the renewal form. Renewal requests should be made by August 31, 2014 and payments are due not later than September 30, 2014 to avoid late charges and the loss of service. Checks should be made payable to the Indiana State Library.

Please contact D. Michael Hicks at (317) 232-3699, toll free (877) 835-0014 or for more information. All INfoExpress coordinators will receive notification of the renewal process later this week.

State Library Awards $538,000 in LSTA Grants to 58 Indiana Libraries

LSTAThe Indiana State Library recently awarded $347,962 in technology sub-grants to 44 Indiana libraries. In all, the State Library received 49 technology sub-grant applications requesting $391,000 in LSTA funds. The 2014 LSTA Technology grants will fund makerspaces, mobile laptop labs, local history projects, tablets, improved connectivity and networking infrastructure, among other items. Public, school, academic, institutional and special libraries were among the recipients.

Fourteen more Indiana libraries received $190,021 in LSTA funds for Indiana Memory digitization projects. Many of this year’s projects will focus on the approaching Indiana Bicentennial and digitizing local newspapers.

All LSTA applications were reviewed by panels of independent reviewers and State Library staff. Guidelines for 2015 Technology and Digitization grants will be released this fall.

Contact Jennifer Clifton at (317) 234-6550 or for more information about these opportunities and the LSTA program. Learn more about past grants, projects and statewide library services funded through LSTA at

State Library Foundation Publishes Spring 2014 Edition of Cornerstone

Cornerstone: ISL Foundation MagazineThe Indiana State Library Foundation recently published the Spring 2014 edition of Cornerstone magazine. The quarterly publication is designed to highlight the State Library’s rare collections, public services, statewide programs, and relevant library news from across the state. Specifically, the Foundation uses Cornerstone as a catalyst and reference point to carry out its mission to serve citizens of Indiana through the support, enhancement and promotion of activities of the Indiana State Library as well as aid in the development of library related programs benefiting libraries throughout the state and the library profession.

The Spring 2014 issue of Cornerstone highlights the State Library’s new Hardship & Hope exhibit, discusses recent upgrades to Indiana Memory and the Indiana Newspapers portal, and introduces the Conservation Lab at the State Library.

Click here to view the Spring 2014 issue of Cornerstone.  Also, visit to learn more about the Indiana State Library Foundation.

Open Position @ the Indiana State Library

The State Library is seeking a Southwest Regional Coordinator to serve as an ambassador to library staff from all types of libraries in Indiana.  Regional coordinators offer training workshops, connect local libraries with resources available from the State Library, and provide information, marketing, consulting, continuing education opportunities and more to libraries within their geographical area of the state

Visit the State of Indiana Personnel Department’s job bank and reference Job ID #589826 to apply or for more information. The deadline to apply for this position is June 4, 2014.

Library Science Titles Free to Indiana Libraries

The Indiana State Library is in the process of a major weeding of the Library Science Collection and is offering many of the titles to Indiana libraries. Items may be picked up at the State Library or sent via the Info Express.

Please review this list of available titles for any titles you wish to request. Use this spreadsheet to make selections and email it to Marcia Smith-Woodard at

Upcoming Workshops
& Important Dates

INfoExpress Renewal Period
When: June 2 - August 31

EdCamp Indy
When: June 13 @ 9:00 AM
Where: Pike High School

Annual Public Library Budget Workshop 2014
When: June 17 @ 10:30 AM
When: June 25 @ 10:30 AM
Where: Indiana State Library or live online

SHRAB Archives & Records Workshop
When: June 26 @ 9:30 AM
Where: Indiana State Archives

Indiana Vision Expo
When: September 27
Where: Indiana State Library

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