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In This Issue

  1. Shelby County is 99th Library to Go Live on Evergreen

  2. State Library Seeks Feedback on Upcoming LSTA Plan

  3. Deadline to Join Net Literacy Alliance this Friday

More Library News

Anderson Herald Bulletin

Getting Together: Silence not golden for this library program

Columbus Republic

Library plaza an asset to be treasured

Crawfordsville Journal Review

Summer Reading Program kicks off at CDPL

Evansville Courier & Press

CHECK IT OUT: Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library Summer Reading Program 

Gary Post-Tribune

New branch library in Griffith

Gary Post-Tribune

1940 Census data gives the data behind the family story

Gary Post-Tribune

Gary Library Board absences impede library business

Greencastle Banner-Graphic

Library Board boosts Imagination Library, welcomes member

Indianapolis Recorder

Library restores service hours trimmed by budget constraints

Indianapolis Star

Bookmobile to teach how to download library media

Kokomo Tribune

Library building costs may rise to finish project

Kokomo Tribune

Library starts iPad rental program

Lafayette Journal & Courier

LSC library may be named for former media specialist

Michigan City News-Dispatch

Library board approves tax warrant extensions

Muncie Star Press

RACING MEMORIES: Indy 500 fans will want to check out digital exhibit

New Castle Courier-Times

Summer reading registration kicks off at Middletown library

New Castle Courier-Times

A century of service

Northwest Indiana Times

Hospital librarian added to honor scroll for service to profession

Northwest Indiana Times

BZA puts proposed Crown Point Library employee parking lot on hold again

Northwest Indiana Times

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Shelby County is 99th Library to Go Live on Evergreen

Evergreen IndianaShelby County Public Library recently became the 99th Indiana library to go live on Evergreen Indiana. This brings the current Evergreen Indiana service population to almost 950,000 residents! The Evergreen Indiana catalog now holds more than 2.6 million unique bibliographic records and provides access to more than 6.2 million items. Patrons of these member libraries can use their Evergreen Indiana library card to view the catalogs and borrow materials from the other member libraries.

The Evergreen Indiana Consortium is quickly approaching two major milestones of 100 member libraries and one million residents served. The Consortium is now accepting applications for its 100th member library. For more information about Evergreen Indiana, visit Information and Resources for Interested Libraries or contact Shauna Borger, Evergreen Indiana Coordinator, at 317-234-6536 or

Additionally, five Evergreen Indiana libraries are joining the eIndiana Digital OverDrive Consortium on Thursday, May 31 which will bring the total number of libraries live in the consortium to 65 serving a population of 701,359. All Evergreen libraries are eligible to join this resource-sharing initiative to deliver eBooks in local communities. For more information about joining the consortium, please visit the Member Resources website.

State Library Seeks Feedback on Upcoming LSTA Plan

LSTA Supports Indiana LibrariesThe Indiana State Library is currently seeking feedback on its preliminary 2013-2017 LSTA Five-Year Plan. Upon approval from the Institute of Museum & Library Services (IMLS), this plan will dictate what types of projects will be eligible for LSTA funding and how the State Library manages distribution of LSTA funds.

Please take time to review the preliminary 2013-2017 LSTA Five-Year Plan and take this brief survey to provide your thoughts, suggestions and concerns. Your feedback is greatly appreciated.

Visit LSTA Supports Indiana Libraries to learn about the LSTA-funded statewide services and sub-grants offered by the Indiana State Library. Learn more about past and current LSTA grant programs, review frequently asked questions, and locate contact information at

Deadline to Join Net Literacy Alliance is This Friday

Net Literacy AllianceThere are just two days left to  submit a letter of interest in joining the Net Literacy Alliance. The aim of this partnership is to make available a number of refurbished computers to public libraries in Indiana to allow them to replace slow and outdated public access computers and OPAC stations, and to expand the number of public workstations.

To be considered for these machines, please update your library’s listing in TechAtlas, and then notify the Indiana State Library Development Office of your interest by June 1, 2012.

You may  view an archived webinar on creating an inventory if you need assistance with completing the TechAtlas inventory.

Gates Releases Viral Video on Connectivity in Libraries

The Gates Foundation released a video on YouTube regarding the crucial role America's public libraries play in bridging the digital divide and how they are transforming lives by changing the way we connect.

Please consider showing this video to your patrons, trustees and local decision makers or adding it the queue of videos on your television.

Upcoming Workshops,
Events & Important Dates

Digital Preservation Outreach & Education Workshop
When: May 31 @ 8:30 AM
Where: Indiana State Library

OCLC: Best Kept Secret: Marketing the Small & Rural Library
When: June 7 @ 2:00 PM
Where: Live Online

EdCamp Indy
When: June 12
Plainfield High School

eBooks on INSPIRE Webinar
When: June 13 @ 2:00 PM
Where: Live Online

ALA Annual Conference
When: June 21-26
Where: Anaheim, CA

2012 Indiana Vision Expo & Vision Walk
When: September 29 @ 9:30 AM
Where: Indiana State Library

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