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  2. WebJunction Highlights Changes Beginning July 1

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Crawfordsville Journal Review
Collection a resource for military families

Elkhart Truth

Entertainment digest: Humanities grant brings author to library

Evansville Courier & Press

Summer reading crucial for kids

Gary Post-Tribune

Crown Point breaks ground on library

Greene County Daily World

Summer sessions teach reading skills by music, movement

Greene County Daily World

Local library director leaving for opportunity to study in Finland

Greenfield Reporter

Summer reading heats up at library 

Indianapolis Star

Don't drive the patrons away

Lafayette Journal & Courier

Library throws party to tout its summer reading program

Madison Courier

Historical Society seeks help to get matching grant

Northwest Indiana Times

Nameless Dragon visits Westchester Public Library
Northwest Indiana Times

Ceremony kicks off start of work on new Crown Point library

Northwest Indiana Times

Summer Outdoor Reading Rally planned for June 10

Seymour Tribune

Travel the world at the library

Vincennes Sun-Commercial

Education from Vincennes University going the distance

Warsaw Times Union

Syracuse Library Offers Free Program On Northern Indiana In The Civil War

Warsaw Times Union

Travel Writer To Speak At Warsaw Community Public Library


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WebJunction Highlights Changes Beginning July 1

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Based on input from members and state library partners, WebJunction is making some changes to keep its services affordable and valuable to library staff and library agencies.

Free courses for sponsored members
Beginning July 1, 2011, WebJunction’s online self-paced courses will be available only to those members who are sponsored by their state library through WebJunction’s Partner Program. Because you are currently affiliated with a WebJunction Partner, this means that you will be able to enroll in an unlimited number of courses at no charge from your state library’s WebJunction catalog.

As of July 1, you must be signed into your state’s version of WebJunction with your username and password in order to view the course catalog. The current public catalog at will be removed.

You will access in-progress courses as usual, by signing into WebJunction and launching it through your My WebJunction or My Courses page. You will still be able to download a completion certificate for any course you have already completed.

New features for webinars
As a sponsored member, you’ll also receive early notification for future webinars from your state library. And, starting this July, we’ll email you printable certificates for any event that you attend. Webinar programs will continue to be offered for free to all members each month.

Visit this special FAQ page for more information on these changes to WebJunction.


Welcome New Library Directors

Please join the State Library in welcoming these new public library directors and interim directors from across the state:

Misty Bishop, Director, Vermillion County Public Library

Virgie Dowell, Interim director Jefferson County Public Library

Deadline Approaches for Preservation Grants

The application deadline for the Indiana State Historic Records Advisory Board's (SHRAB) Hoosier History Digitization Grants is June 22. This grant opportunity is for organizations that preserve and maintain historic collections of Indiana records.

Each grantee is eligible for up to $5,000 and will be expected to provide a cash or in-kind match of at least 25 percent. This grant is open to libraries, local governments and nonprofits in Indiana that house and care for historic collections.

Visit for more information.


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