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In This Issue

  1. Indiana Authors Award Names 2012 Finalists, Winners

  2. ALSC Institute Scholarship Applications Due Friday

  3. Last Chance to Register for Special LoC Program in Indy

More Library News

Culver Citizen

Rita Lawson collection dedication leads Culver library news

Evansville Courier & Press

Indiana officials who deny access to public records now face fines

Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

Library seeking storm photos 

Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

Artistic gets techie in library trailer 

FOX 59 – TV (Indianapolis)

Burglars break window, steal computer from Franklin library

Greencastle Banner Graphic

Kevin Gregory Weather Camp coming to PCPL 

Madison Courier

How to dig up family roots

Muncie Star Press

Hoosier novelist's museum reaching out

Nappanee Advance Leader

Books, resources aren’t lost on Wa-Nee students

New Castle Courier Times

'A year that educators dream about'

News USA

Bringing Joys of a Great Book to Blind and Visually Impaired Readers

Northwest Indiana Times

Librarians give their summer reading list recommendations

Northwest Indiana Times

Born Learning Trail created at Valparaiso Children's Library

Terre Haute Tribune Star

Library offers up online music service

Vincennes Sun Commercial

Pace, library latest campuses to go smoke-free

WEHT-TV (Evansville)

Lieutenant Governor Becky Skillman Visits Chrisney Library

WLFI-TV (Lafayette)

Upcoming fundraiser features Indiana artists


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Indiana Authors Award Names 2012 Finalists, Winners

Indiana Authors AwardThe Indianapolis Public Library Foundation recently named winners and finalists for the 2012 Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award. The National Author category will go to Hoosier author John Green, along with a $10,000 prize. Barbara Shoup has been named as the winner in the Regional Author category, earning her a $7,500 prize. Christopher Coake, Sherri Wood Emmons and Douglas Light have been named as finalists in the Emerging Author category. The winner, who will be announced at the Award Dinner, will receive a $5,000 prize. Each winning author’s Indiana hometown public library will also receive a grant of $2,500 from the Library Foundation.

Additionally, for the first time in the award's history, the award panel chose to designate a Lifetime Achievement honoree and named author Dan Wakefield for this recognition. All will be honored at the Indiana Authors Award dinner and festivities on September 29, 2012 at the Central Library in Indianapolis.

The Indiana Authors Award recognizes the contributions of Indiana authors to the literary landscape in Indiana and across the nation. This annual award is a program of The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation and is funded through the generosity of The Glick Fund, a fund of Central Indiana Community Foundation. Nominations were submitted from across the state in early spring. Any published writer who was born in Indiana or has lived in Indiana for at least five years was eligible.

ALSC Institute Scholarship Applications Due Friday

ALSC National Institute

This Friday at midnight is the deadline to complete the online application for the Friends of the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) Institute Scholarship. Scholarship recipients must be personal or student ALSC members who work directly with children in a library setting. The scholarships include Institute registration; transportation to and from the Institute (up to $320); and two nights at the Sheridan Indianapolis City Centre where the Institute is being held.

While you must be an ALSC member to be eligible for the scholarship, non-members are also invited to attend the two-and-a-half-day workshop from September 20 – 22, 2012. In fact, non-ALSC members can receive a discount if they register before August 24, 2012.  The Institute is devoted solely to children’s and youth library services and offers attendees an intimate setting for participating in programming and networking with colleagues.

Visit the ALSC Institute online for a complete schedule of events, destination information, registration details and more.

Last Chance to Register for Special LoC Program in Indy

Indiana Historic Newspaper ProjectThe Indiana State Library will host a public program on Friday, July 13 featuring Ms. Deborah Thomas, the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP) coordinator for the Library of Congress. Ms. Thomas will discuss the Chronicling America website and the importance of digitizing and preserving historic newspapers published in Indiana. The presentation will take place at the State Library at 315 West Ohio Street, Indianapolis, in the History Reference room from 10:30 AM to noon (EDT).

This program is worth two (2) Technology Library Education Units toward public librarian certification. Please contact Indiana NDNP project manager Chris Ittenbach at or (317) 234-8153 to register for the program.

Open Positions Available
at the State Library

The State Library is seeking a Regional Library Coordinator for Eastern Indiana. Regional coordinators provide information, marketing, consulting, continuing education opportunities, and other services to libraries within their geographical area of the state. Librarians telecommute from home offices.

Check out this position and more openings from around the state via the Jobs in Indiana Libraries Webpage on WebJunction Indiana.

Upcoming Workshops,
Events & Important Dates

PLEASE NOTE: The New Director’s Workshop originally scheduled for August 2 has been rescheduled for August 16.

Midwestern Roots Family History & Genealogy Conference
When: July 19 (pre-conference)
July 20 & 21 (conference)
Where: Indianapolis Marriott East

Databases and the Common Core
When: July 23 @ 2:00 AM
When: August 2@ 9:00 AM
When: September 11 @ 4:00 PM
Where: Live Online

Gale Virtual Reference Library eBooks from Inspire
When: July 25 @ 3:00 PM
When: August 15 @ 9:30
Where: Live Online

Biography InContext for Inspire
When: July 31 @ 2:00 PM
Where: Live Online

Director's Refresher Workshop
When: August 8 @ 8:00 AM
Where: Indiana State Library

New Director's Workshop
When: August 16 @ 8:00 AM
Where: Indiana State Library

CYPD 2012 Conference
When: August 26 & 27
Where: Indianapolis Marriott East

Association for Library Service to Children National Institute
When: September 20-22
Where: Sheraton Indpls. City Centre Hotel

Indiana Vision Expo & Vision Walk
When: September 29 @ 9:30 AM
Where: Indiana State Library

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