View the Wednesday Word Online
The Wednesday Word: Library News from Around Indiana

INfo Express

URGENT NOTICE: Renewal requests for the next INfo Express service year (7/01/11-6/30/12) must be received by MIDNIGHT today. Please find the renewal form and instructions at

In This Issue

  1. State Library to Bring ECRR 2nd Edition to Indiana Libraries

  2. INSPIRE, eResources Part of Summer Webinar Series

More Library News

Associated Press

Purdue Libraries digitize 'Indiana Farmer' issues

Chesterton Tribune

John Corso leaving Library Board after 15 years

Crawfordsville Journal Review

Fun tips to keep summertime reading sizzling

Decatur Daily Democrat

Puppets entertain at library

Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

In the picture

Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

Library not slowing in stocking, lending

Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

Non-profits no longer tax-exempt

Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

Local units begin e-filing finances

Fort Wayne News-Sentinel

Public access: The right to participate in your government's process

Greene County Daily World

Program offers adult readers options

Greenfield Reporter

Read the Way grows in popularity

Hendricks County Flyer

Library offers texting service

Huntington County TAB

Andrews library misses out on Community Focus Fun grant

Indianapolis Star

Lawrence Twp. gives 2nd-graders a pack of summer books

Jackson County Banner

Libraries to host Flat Stanley program

Lafayette Journal & Courier

One Great Read pick 'Feed' explores technology's power

LaPorte Herald Argus

Library offers summer reading program

Madison Courier

Library announces summer programs

Northwest Indiana Times

ECPL celebrating 'One World, Many Stories' making maracas

Northwest Indiana Times

Turning the page on libraries

Princeton Daily Clarion

Alaskan Iditarod not for the faint of heart


Your library making news?
Email your news for inclusion in The Wednesday Word.


ISL Reference Hotline



Find us on:
Become a fan of the State Library on Facebook Follow the State Library on Twitter

State Library to Bring ECRR 2nd Edition to Public Libraries

Every Child Ready to ReadIn anticipation of the release of the Every Child Ready to Read® @ your library® 2nd Edition Toolkit, the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and the Public Library Association (PLA) have launched an updated and redesigned Every Child Ready to Read® (ECRR) website. The new website is easy to navigate and includes the research and rationale that led to the development of the 2nd Edition, product details, sales information and a link to an archived copy of the recent Every Child Ready to Read 2nd Edition Sneak Peek webinar.

The Indiana State Library will continue its support of the ECRR program by providing each Indiana public library (including branches) with a 2nd Edition Toolkit and train-the-trainer workshops. This initiative is funded by a Library Services & Technology Act grant.

The second edition of Every Child Ready to Read® @ your library® provides a new curriculum and materials to continue the effort of the original ECRR, supporting parents and caregivers with the early literacy development of their children, birth to age five.

INSPIRE, eResources Part of Summer Webinar Series

The State Library is hosting four webinars this summer free of charge for Indiana library professionals. The summer webinar series begins next week and will cover the following topics:

eContent Webinars, June 21 from 11:00 AM-Noon & 2:00-3:00 PM
Description: eBooks and other downloadables are impacting libraries every day. You will learn how and much more about ebooks, downloadable audiobooks, music and videos in this one hour course, including benefits and challenges of this technology. Worth one (1) Technology LEU.

Security in the Library, June 22 from 2:00-3:00 PM
Description: Safety should be a priority for any public library. After attending this class, attendees will learn risks that librarians face and basic essentials in maintaining a safe library environment for patrons and staff. Key management systems, security guards, and library security manuals are also discussed in more detail. Worth one (1) LEU.

Advanced INSPIRE Medical, July 7 from 10:00 AM-Noon
Description: Whether patrons need general medical information, journal articles for a college class, or citations to studies for professional use, you can help them find what they need on Inspire. This class will provide a overview to all of the Inspire medical databases, from consumer health to advanced medical research. A hands-on portion of the class will allow attendees to answer potential reference questions using the Inspire medical sources. Worth two (2) Technology LEUs.

Advanced INSPIRE K-12, July 27 from 2:00-4:00 PM
Description: Worries about term papers, science fair projects, and biographical reports are a thing of the past after you learn about the resources Inspire has for K-12 students. This class will provide an overview of all the K-12 Inspire databases. A hands-on portion of the class will allow attendees to answer potential reference questions using the Inspire K-12 sources. Worth two (2) Technology LEUs.

Registration for each of these five live online workshops is required via the WebJunction Indiana online calendar. Please note, that each registration and webinar login requires an email address, which is necessary for an individual to attain the webinar-earned LEUs.

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.


eContent Webinars
When: June 21: 11:00 AM-Noon
When: June 21: 2:00 PM-3:00 PM
Where: Live Online

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

Security in the Library
When: June 22 @ 2:00 PM-3:00PM
Where: Live Online

Advanced INSPIRE Medical
When: July 7 @ 10:00 AM-Noon
Where: Live Online

Evergreen Indiana Circulation Training
When: July 14 @ 9:00 AM-1:00 PM
Where: Indiana State Library

Evergreen Introduction Cataloguing
When: July 20 @ 9:00 AM-Noon
Where: Indiana State Library

Evergreen Admin/Reports Training
When: July 20 @ 1:00 PM-3:00 PM
Where: Indiana State Library

Advanced INSPIRE K-12
When: July 27 @ 2:00 PM-4:00 PM
Where: Live Online

ACPL Library Camp 2011
When: September 16
Where: Allen County Public Library

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

View free LEU
opportunities from

LYRASIS Product Discounts


© 2011 Indiana State Library. All rights reserved. The trademarks used herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.
Indiana State Library, 315 W. Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202.

The Wednesday Word is a free publication of the Indiana State Library, distributed weekly in an electronic format.
Past issues are archived at the State Library's Newsroom.

Untitled Document Untitled Document