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New Renewal Dates & Rates Set for INfo Express
Renewal requests for the 2013 INfo Express service year are due July 31st. As announced last March, the pricing structure for INfo Express changes effective January 1, 2014. These changes reflect cost increases in the current courier’s service contract that went into effect in December 2012. However, the Indiana State Library will subsidize all libraries additional cost for the remainder of 2013. This means that the bill for the 2013-2014 service year will reflect six months at the old cost and six months at the new cost. Starting with the 2014-2015 fiscal year, the new rates will apply.
The subsidized cost for one day a week service for 52 weeks is $87.50 for the 2013-2014 service year. Most school and academic libraries, and all public library districts that meet Public Library Standards are eligible.Please note that branch libraries are not eligible for subsidies. Additional weekly stops may be added at the $537.50 per day rate. The chart below reflects the new pricing structure:
Resource Sharing Rate
Eligible libraries may submit documentation demonstrating that they are an active net lender by emailing Steven Schmidt, Library Development Office Supervisor, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Approved active lending libraries will receive an additional day of delivery provided at the subsidized Resource Sharing rate of $250, rather than the normal 2013-2014 daily rate of $537.50.
The renewal form and instructions are located at www.infoexpress.in.gov. Contact (317) 232-3699 or email@example.com with additional questions, for more information, or if you believe your library has become a net lender in the last year.
Take Advantage of Great TechSoup Deals by June 30
If you are looking for a great way to save serious money on your technology software and hardware technology needs, now is the perfect to take advantage of TechSoup's 400-plus discount programs before they reset after June 30. Basically, if you haven't reached your limit yet, you're probably still be eligible for a donation. Current and new users requiring multiple licenses or discounts can also double dip by requesting programs this month and again next month when the new cycle starts.
Most notable of the discounts is the Microsoft Software Donations Program and Adobe Donations Program, which offer hundreds of professional and enterprise products for just a small administrative fee.
View these opportunities and other deeply-discounted products including Norton Antivirus, Grantstation and Citrix web conferencing services on the TechSoup for libraries webpage.
Free Summer Travel Guides Available for Distribution @ your library
Did you know that the Indiana Travel Guide and Travel Maps are free to distribute to your patrons and staff? The Visit Indiana Travel Guides are a great resource that connects patrons with local and statewide attractions, museums, zoos, amusements parks, memorial and historical sites and much more.
Indiana Office of Tourism Development offers bulk shipments for free to Indiana libraries. If you would like to receive these free publications this summer, contact Amanda at the Indiana Office of Tourism Development at firstname.lastname@example.org or 317-232-0600.
Registration Now Open for 21st Century Literacy Days
Is your library ready for the future? Skills for the 21st century are needed now more than ever by patrons statewide.
The FREE, day-long 21st Century Literacy Days workshops offers a unique professional development experience and opportunity to earn LEUs in areas such as government, legal, health, early childhood, and adult literacy. We look forward to seeing you at one the following three locations:
June 26: 1:00–2:00p.m.
ALA Annual Conference
2013 CYPD Conference When: August 25 & 26
View free LEU
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