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Introduce Students to College Prep Tools from Learn More Indiana
21st Century Scholars Jump Start Jr. Workshops
2014 Learn More Indiana Student Survey
FAFSA Deadline May 15th
Leadership Academy Announce Members of the 2014 Class
Members of the Indiana Library Professional Development Committee recently selected members of the 2014 Indiana Library Leadership Academy (InLLA). The cohort will meet on July 21-25 for third-annual Indiana Librarian Leadership Conference, which celebrates our outgoing Indiana Library Leadership Academy cohort and provides intensive leadership training for the incoming InLLA group. Join us in congratulating the following members of the 2014 InLLA cohort:
Learn more about InLLA and other professional development opportunities for Indiana librarians on the State Library's Continuing Education portal.
Over 150 Young Hoosier Writers Honored at Annual Event
Promising young Hoosier writers were honored at the 2014 Indiana Youth Literary Day & Awards Ceremony held at the Indiana State Library. Over 250 guests, including students, teachers and proud family members, attended the ceremony headlined by award-winning, young-adult author Christine Johnson.
Youth Literary Day recognizes winners and semifinalists in the national Letters About Literature and River of Words contests. Letters About Literature is a national reading-writing contest that asks students in grades 4-12 to write a personal letter to an author, explaining how his or her work changed their view of the world or themselves. River of Words is designed to help youth express themselves through the arts, while exploring their environment and developing a sense of place and appreciation for discovery. Both contests are programs of the Indiana Center for the Book and Center for the Book in the Library of Congress. Indiana Youth Literary Day is made possible through the generous support of The James & Madeleine McMullan Family Foundation and Poetry Contests for a Cause, an initiative of Anderson, Indiana poet Stacy Savage.
Over 150 students won awards, including 121 semifinalists, 18 honorable mentions, and 15 finalists. Click here for a complete recap of the annual event or visit www.centerforthebook.org for more information about the Indiana Center for the Book, including results of past contests and upcoming contest information.
Two Months Left to Complete WebJunction Courses
The Indiana State Library's contract with WebJunction will end on June 30, 2014. Now is a great time to take advantage of WebJunction courses and also complete any coursework you have started by the end of June. WebJunction is also sending emails to users advising them of the termination of service.
In the coming months, the State Library will announce information about new continuing education vendors so library staff may continue their pursuit of LEUs at no charge.
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.
Opening Reception: Hardship & Hope Exhibit
Every Child Ready to Read 2.0 – Using ECRR in Your Storytimes
ILF District Conferences
IOLUG Spring Program
Annual Public Library Budget Workshop 2014
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