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In This Issue

  1. Calling All Future Library Leaders: ILLA Deadline Quickly Approaching

  2. Support Indiana Libraries Online During National Legislative Day

  3. Covington-Veedersburg Public Library Goes Live on Evergreen Indiana

More Library News

Brazil Times
Organization to host genealogy program 
Carroll County Comet
Libraries are better and busier than ever 
Crawfordsville Journal Review
Youth workers gather to learn, network
Decatur Daily Democrat
It’s a story for a book – Fundraising continues for Storybook Park
Evansville Courier & Press
Take a walk, get inspired, take to canvas 
Greencastle Banner Graphic
PCPL collecting oral histories of living in Putnam County in May
Greensburg Daily News
Library and EMA finalize new emergency-vehicle sale
Huntington County TAB
Roanoke library opens doors to new home, more potential
Indianapolis Star
Indianapolis 500: Retro racing film fest
Muncie Star Press
Local woman honored by council
Muncie Star Press
Libraries, Daleville Elementary plan summer reading programs
Rushville Republican
RPL fundraising off to good start
Terre Haute Tribune Star
Scott Hinton’s photos take focus at Vigo Library
Vincennes Sun Commercial
Kindergartners Are Receiving Books
WFIE-TV (Evansville)
Carnegie Library Director appointed to panel that selects Indiana Authors Award winners

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Calling All Future Library Leaders: ILLA Deadline Quickly Approaching

Indiana Library Leadership AcademyThe Indiana State Library is calling on all future library leaders to apply for the 2013 Indiana Librarian Leadership Academy by Sunday, May 12, 2013 . This is a great opportunity to learn from field experts, network with the next generation of library leaders, and understand the major landscape changes within the library industry

The State Library's Professional Development Committee established the Academy to prepare emerging library leaders for 21st-Century challenges. Future and current library leaders of all backgrounds, with all kinds of experience, and in all types of libraries are encouraged to apply for the 2nd-annual program.

Members of the Indiana State Library Professional Development Committee will review all applications as part of a competitive selection process. Only applications completed by the deadline, including all letters of reference, and meet requirements will be considered.

The deadline to submit the online application is 5/12/2013. Please contact Emily Schaber, Certification Program Consultant, at 317-234-6217 or for more information.

Support Indiana Libraries Online During National Legislative Day

National Library Legislative DayJust because you cannot attend today's national legislation Day at the nation’s capitol, library advocates can still be a part of the effort by calling and/or e-mailing their elected officials through this Friday, May 10. In light of these opportunities, the ALA is hosting Virtual Library Legislative Day, an opportunity for all library advocates to make their voices heard on a national level. Visit the National Legislation Day website for talking points to include when writing or calling your legislators.

Additionally, the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) offers you a way to advocate for teen library services with just two clicks of a mouse. Check out the Tweet Your U.S. Senator and Tweet Your U.S. Representative maps developed by YALSA’s Legislative Committee. The following message will automatically generate, tweeted to your senator: "Pls fund LSTA @ $184.7m & Innovative Aprchs 2 Literacy @ $28.6m 4 FY14. Libraries boost teen learning #NLLD."

National Library Legislative Day began in 1976. In 2003, Friends of Libraries U.S.A. began a virtual component to engage Friends of the Library groups, library advocates and supporters around the country who could not travel to Washington, D.C. for the main event. Now in its 11th consecutive year, the virtual campaign continues to support the efforts of those who attend this important day in Washington, D.C. and meet with their elected officials in person.

Covington-Veedersburg Public Library Goes Live on Evergreen Indiana

Evergreen IndianaThe Covington-Veedersburg Public Library (CVPL) recently became the 102nd Indiana library to go live on Evergreen Indiana! on April 30, 2013. With the addition of CVPL, Evergreen Indiana now serves a population of 981,929 Hoosiers statewide!

The Evergreen Indiana Consortium routinely considers membership applications from Indiana public libraries. A public library simply needs its board’s approval and submit the Evergreen Indiana Membership Packet to apply. Learn more about the benefits of joining the Evergreen Indiana Consortium by reviewing information and resources for interested libraries, or contacting Shauna Borger at 317.234.6536 or

Register Today Indiana Broadband Summit

The 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.

Upcoming Workshops,
Events & Important Dates

Readers' Advisory for Youth - Middlebury
When: May 9 @ 1:00 PM
Where: Middlebury Community Public Library

Deadline to Apply for 2013 Library Leadership Academy
When: May 12

Every Child R2R 2nd Edition
When: May 13 @ 9:00 AM
Where: Brookston-Prairie Township Public Library

Institutional Libraries Spring Workshop
When: May 13 @ 8:30 AM
Where: Indianapolis Public Library Service Center/Indiana State Library

Indiana Broadband Summit
When: May 30
Where: Indiana State Library

2013 Public Library Budget Webinar Workshop
When: June 5 or 15
Where: Live Online

EdCamp Indy
When: June 6
Where: Franklin High School

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