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  1. New Renewal Dates & Rates Set for INfo Express

  2. Take Advantage of Great TechSoup Deals by June 30

  3. Free Summer Travel Guides Available for Distribution @ your library

More Library News

Associated Press
Official: IRS has put lien on Walkerton library
Evansville Courier & Press
Missing relatives sometimes found during Midnight Madness at Willard Library
Evansville Courier & Press
Cool, exotic animals entertain youngsters at West Branch Library
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
Local libraries find unusual items left behind in visitors’ forgetfulness
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
Reading up on Rolling Stones – and more
Greene County Daily World
Librarywill host survival program based on popular teen series
Greensburg Daily News
“Mind Games” for teens coming to local library
Greensburg Daily News
Young readers “Dig Into Dinosaurs” at the library
Kokomo Tribune
Digging into learning
Lafayette Journal & Courier
Book bargains entice buyers
Lafayette Journal & Courier
Deans' Bible part of a century of Purdue history
Northwest Indiana Times
Digital bookmobile stops off at Crown Point
Northwest Indiana Times
Crown Point Library’s first mini-golf fundraising event was well supported
Northwest Indiana Times
Not all libraries have debt on their books
Northwest Indiana Times
Porter County library system is nobody's fool
Shelbyville News
School voices concern over library
Shelbyville News
Open library program continues at TC
South Bend Tribune
FBI, state police investigating Walkerton-Lincoln Township library
South Bend Tribune
Walkerton-Lincoln Twp. library reopens with limited hours
Terre Haute Tribune Star
Grant will let Vigo Library evaluate map collection
Vincennes Sun Commercial
Bicknell library checking out new system

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New Renewal Dates & Rates Set for INfo Express

INfo ExpressRenewal 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:

2013-2014 Rate*

2014-2015 Rate

In Standards

All Others

In Standards

1st Day Rate

$ 87.50

$ 537.50

$ 100.00

Two Day

$ 625.00

$ 1075.00

$ 725.00

Three Day

$ 1,162.50

$ 1,612.50

$ 1,350.00

Four Day

$ 1,700.00

$ 2,150.00

$ 1,975.00

Five Day

$ 2,237.50

$ 2,687.50

$ 2,600.00

Resource Sharing Rate
As an added incentive to promote resource sharing throughout Indiana's library community, the Indiana State Library also offers a discounted second delivery day rate to libraries that are major active net lenders to Indiana libraries through OCLC's WorldCat, Evergreen Indiana or similar consortium.

Eligible libraries may submit documentation demonstrating that they are an active net lender by emailing Steven Schmidt, Library Development Office Supervisor, at 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.

Resource Sharing Rate

1st Day Rate (Subsidized)

$ 87.50

Two Day (Subsidized)

$ 250.00

Three Day

$ 787.50

Four Day

$ 1,325.00

Five Day

$ 1,862.50

The renewal form and instructions are located at Contact (317) 232-3699 or 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

TechsoupIf 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 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:

•Thursday, August 1 @ Indiana State Library, Indianapolis (register)
•Friday, August 9 @ Ivy Tech State College, Kokomo (register)
•Friday, August 16 @ Ivy Tech State College, Columbus (register)

Upcoming Workshops,
Events & Important Dates

Library Law Workshop Series

June 26: 1:00–2:00p.m.
Social Media, Library Meeting Rooms, and the First Amendment

June 26: 2:30–3:30p.m.
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

July 9: 1:00–2:00p.m.
Legal Issues in E-Content

July 9: 2:30–3:30p.m.
ADA Accessibility as it applies to Government Programs and Services

July 17: 1:00–2:00p.m.
Library Behavior Policies

July 17: 2:30–3:30p.m.

July 31: 1:00– 2:00p.m.
Family Medical Leave Act

July 31: 2:30–3:30p.m.
Fair Labor Standards Act

ALA Annual Conference
When: June 27 - July 2
Where: Chicago

2013 CYPD Conference When: August 25 & 26
Where: Marriott East - Indianapolis

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