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  1. New INfo Express Contract Yields Stable Pricing for Next Year

  2. Sign Up Today for Headline Events Throughout June

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Anderson Herald Bulletin

Early education, family 'critical' to graduation

Crawfordsville Journal Review

Museum, library offer fun-filled summer

Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

City’s links to Civil War overlooked, but relevant

Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

Library opens lot for public parking

Fort Wayne News-Sentinel

What's the hurry to destroy history?

Greencastle Banner Graphic

School's out and reading is in at PCPL

Indianapolis Star

Library seeks leader to close book on losses

Indianapolis Star

Want to hear a good story, kids? Just call a Pacer

Kokomo Tribune

Library offering books for e-reader users

Lafayette Journal & Courier

Patriotic poses find home in West Lafayette library

Laporte Herald-Argus

Making a connection

New Albany News & Tribune

Library creating teen magazine

Northwest Indiana Times

2011 Summer Reading Club – One World, Many Stories
Northwest Indiana Times

C.P. library to open new chapter

Rushville Republican
RPL offering summer reading program

Seymour Tribune

Library training tech assistants

Seymour Tribune

Kids can take a tour of the world

Terre Haute Tribune Star

Civil War Sesquicentennial Digitization Project puts records at Vigo residents' fingertips

Washington Times-Herald

Library increases service, adds eBooks


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New INfo Express Contract Yields Stable Pricing for Next Year

INfo ExpressContract negotiations for the new INfo Express delivery service contract recently concluded and the State Library is pleased to announce fees for the service will increase minimally during the next service year (July 1, 2011 - June 30, 2012). The State Library is pleased negotiations with Wheels Assured resulted in stable prices for this next year in spite of significant fluctuations in fuel prices (the price of gasoline has increased nearly 40% since the contract began) and other economic conditions.

In addition to keeping prices low, the State Library will continue to subsidize one-day-a-week delivery service at $75 for public libraries that meet the requirements of the INfo Express program. This incentive was established to promote resource sharing throughout Indiana's library community.

Additionally, any library increasing its weekly delivery days AND participating as an active lender through OCLC's WorldCat or as an Evergreen Indiana member library will be provided a special rate for a second subsidized day at $125. These libraries (and libraries already at five-days-a-week service) will receive an additional day of delivery provided at the subsidized rate of $125 for the year, rather than the normal rate of $450 per weekly stop. An additional item of note is that summer closing pricing will NOT be offered during the next service year.

Please find the renewal form and instructions at Renewal requests must be received by June 15, 2011. If you have already submitted your renewal please do not submit it again. INfo Express payments may continue to be sent and made payable to the State Library.

Please contact Mike Hicks at (317) 232-3699, toll free (877) 835-0014 or via email at with additional questions or for more information.

Sign Up Today for Headline Events Throughout June

Broadband in Public Libraries SummitState Library Hosts Inaugural Broadband Summit
The Broadband in Indiana Public Libraries Summit is scheduled for Tuesday, June 7 from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (EDT) at the Indiana State Library. The event headlined by renowned library broadband experts will cover the current state of library broadband access in Indiana and predictions and benchmarks for the future, current and future funding challenges and opportunities, and an overview of future technologies, partnerships and initiatives poised to improve broadband access in Indiana. The Broadband Summit is free and open to public library directors, library information technology specialists, and other leaders in the statewide library community. Registration is available on the WebJunction Indiana Online Calendar.

eReader Forum - June 8eReader Workshop Scheduled by Popular Demand
In response to numerous LSTA grant applications for eReaders, iPads and digital content, a forum has been scheduled to discuss these resources on Wednesday, June 8 from 9:00AM-11:00AM (EDT) at the State library. The guided discussion will examine best practices for the use of eReaders and iPads in libraries. Ultimately, attendee input will guide current and future LSTA Technology expenditures and shape how digital content is made available statewide. Please RSVP via the WebJunction Indiana Online Calendar.

LYRASIS: Ideas and Insights SeriesLYRASIS Brings Ideas & Insights Series to Indianapolis
Current economic challenges call for exciting initiatives, new technology, collaboration and creativity to get users what they want. LYRASIS is offering an opportunity to interact with some of the most engaging minds in the resource sharing community at the Ideas and Insights Series event on Wednesday, June 15 from 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM (EDT) at the Indiana State Library. Register today for $99, which includes breakfast and a boxed lunch. This unique opportunity is worth four (4) LEUs.

Conference to Connect Users to Digital Content
Modern technology has enhanced the ability both of providers to publish online content and the end user to access digital information from a multitude of mediums and locations. Indiana's Digital Resources: Making them Work for You is a one-day workshop that highlights Indiana's digital resources, such as Indiana Memory, the Indiana Digital Archives, INSPIRE, and the State Data Center, and trains attendees on how to use them effectively. The event is scheduled for Tuesday June 21, 2011 from 8:30 AM to 3:45 PM (EDT) at the Indiana Government Center Conference Center in Indianapolis. The deadline to register for the event is June 10, 2011. Registration is $30 (lunch included) and there are a limited number of scholarships available for K-12 educators on a first-come, first-served basis. Please contact Connie Rendfeld at or 317-232-3694 with questions or view this event online for more details.

WJ-IN Course Credits Exhausted Until July

Credits for the pre-purchased WebJunction courses for Indiana librarians were exhausted earlier this week. Indiana library professionals who sign up for WebJunction coursework between now and June 30 will be charged a rate of $20 per course. A new allotment of WebJunction courses subsidized by the Indiana State Library will be available again July 1, 2011.

Stay tuned for some exciting changes WebJunction is undergoing this summer. If you are not yet a WebJunction Indiana member, doing so is free and easy. Join today at


Broadband in Indiana Public Libraries Summit
When: June 7
Where: Indiana State Library

eReader Forum
When: June 8
Where: Indiana State Library

AISLE Survive Conference
When: June 14
Where: Ben Davis HS - Indianapolis

LYRASIS Ideas & Insights Series: Resource Sharing
When: June 15
Where: Indiana State Library

Advanced Cataloguing for Evergreen Indiana
When: June 16 @ 9:00 AM
Where: Jackson Co. Public Library

Digital Resources: Making them Work for You
When: June 21
Where: Ind. State Government Center - Indianapolis

Indiana Vision Expo/ Vision Walk
When: September 24 @ 9:00 AM
Where: Indiana State Library/ Downtown Canal - Indianapolis

Indiana Genealogy & Local History Fair
When: October 22 @ 9:00 AM
Where: Indiana State Library

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