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New Details Available for Online Certification Renewal Process
The online renewals system for Public Librarian Certification is expected to go live on July 1. Anyone renewing online will be required to pay an additional online processing fee of $4.57. However, renewals submitted through US Mail do not include the additional $4.57 fee.
If you plan to renew online, you must fall into into 1 of these 4 categories:
LIBRARY EDUCATION UNIT (LEU) REQUIREMENTS
Three Indiana Communities Selected for 2013-2014 Big Read Grants
Congratulations to the Jennings County Public Library, Easter Seals Arc of Northeast Indiana, Inc., and the University of Southern Indiana on being awarded 2013-2014 Big Read grants from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). A total of $1 million in grants will be issued to theses as well as 74 other public libraries, and community, cultural and literary organizations across the nation. These grants will be used to host a Big Read project between September 2013 and June 2014. The NEA created the Big Read program as a way to revitalize the importance of literature in American culture as well as to promote and encourage reading for pleasure and enlightenment.
The Jennings County Public Library will receive $12,150 to feature “The Call of the Wild” during a community-wide reading event. The Easter Seals Arc of Northeast Indiana, Inc. will receive $15,000 to feature the same literary work in Fort Wayne. The University of Southern Indiana (Evansville) will receive $16,000 to feature “The Grapes of Wrath” in a community Big Read. Each grant-winning organization will receive free promotional and educational resources from the NEA, as well as host official events such as a kick-off event to launch the program; activities devoted specifically to its Big Read book or poet; events using the selection as a point of departure; and book discussions in diverse locations aimed at a wide range of audiences.
Applications for the next Big Read grant and information about future application cycles can be found at www.neabigread.org/application_process.php.
Weekly News & Notes
DATES ANNOUNCED FOR 21st CENTURY LITERACY DAYS
Thursday, August 1 @ the Indiana State Library
This FREE day-long conference will feature workshops on the topics of government, legal, health, early childhood, and adult literacy. Registration opens June 17, 2013. Stay tuned to The Wednesday Word for registration instruction and a complete schedule of events.
STATE LIBRARY WELCOMES EVERGREEN SYS-ADMIN
NEW DIRECTOR @ THE WARREN PUBLIC LIBRARY
2013 Leadership Academy Participants Selected
The Indiana Library Leadership Academy participants have been selected and notified for 2013-2014. They include:
Chanitra Bishop, Indiana University Library, Herman B Wells Library; Vincci Kwong, IU South Bend, Franklin D. Schurz Library; Brad Reel, University of Southern Indiana - David L. Rice Library; Madelyn Shackelford, University Library of Columbus; Sherry Gick, Rossville Consolidated Schools; Adrienne Matteson, White River Elementary School; Leah Anne Johnson, Indiana State Library; Carolyn Martin, St.Vincent Hospital Library; Monica Casanova, Monticello-Union Township Public Library; Nancy Disbro, Andrews-Dallas Township Public Library; Juliette Elmore, Oakland City Columbia Twp. Public Library; Jason Fields, Tipton County Public Library; Joseph Fox, Indianapolis Public Library- Wayne Branch; Mary Hartman, Peabody Public Library; Denise Smith, Indianapolis Public Library - College Avenue branch; and Dianna Burt, Allen County Public Library, Hessen Cassel Branch.
Congratulations to you all!
2013 Public Library Budget Webinar Workshop
June 26: 1:00–2:00p.m.
ALA Annual Conference
2013 CYPD Conference
When: August 25 & 26
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