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State Library Foundation Debuts Quarterly Magazine
The Indiana State Library Foundation recently published and distributed the inaugural edition of its official magazine, Cornerstone. 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 hopes to use 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 2013 issue of Cornerstone highlights the progress of both the Indiana Bicentennial Commission and the Indiana Historic Newspaper Digitization Project. The magazine also takes focus on rare and endangered State Library collections as well as recent honors for State Library collections and staff.
Grants Available for Libraries Focused on College Readiness
If your organization is reaching out to youth and encouraging college and career readiness events or resources, the KnowHow2GO Indiana campaign encourages you to apply for 2013 College Readiness Grants by this Friday, May 31. Any programming reaching youth this summer via traditional schools, summer camps, libraries, internships, or nonprofit organizations are eligible. The $1,000 grant can be put toward additional programming for youth throughout the upcoming year. Submissions will be judged on alignment with KnowHow2GO Indiana goals and activities, the amount and depth of age-appropriate career and college preparation activities planned for the summer, and verifiable results. Multimedia elements in entries are encouraged.
Sponsored by Learn More Indiana, KnowHow2GO Indiana is all about preparing for the future with practical (and fun) experiences that help students learn about careers, explore college options and stay engaged in learning all summer long. This year, the online portal features printer-friendly worksheets and other resources that libraries can use with students in grades K-12.
News & Notes: Clifton Promoted, ALA Issues Report
CLIFTON PROMOTED TO PUBLIC LIBRARY CONSULTANT
Jennifer Clifton was recently promoted to the position of Public Library Consultant & LSTA Program Director for the Indiana State Library Development Office. Jennifer will serve as an ambassador to the library community by advising and training directors, staff and library board members on a variety of topics including board member orientation, annual reporting, standards, and LSTA grants, among others. You can reach her at 317-234-6550 or jclifton@library.IN.gov.
AMERICAN LIBRARIES RELEASES DIGITAL CONTENT REPORT
The American Library Association (ALA) recently released its latest American Libraries digital supplement Digital Content: What’s Next? This report focuses on the prominence of eBooks and what to look forward to for the future of digital content, as well as the impact of a digital world on libraries. This report is the third to American Libraries magazine on eBooks and digital content, and includes articles written by leading library experts addressing the growing prominence of eMagazines, eBooks and a digital reading experience.
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.
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