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Winners, Finalists Announced for 2013 Indiana Authors Award
The Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award recently announced the winners and finalists for the 2013 Award. The National Author Award will go to Michael Martone, along with a $10,000 cash prize. Indiana University Professor and renowned historian Dr. James H. Madison was named as the Regional Author Award winner and will receive a $7,500 prize. Tricia Fields, Mike Mullin and Kelsey Timmerman were selected as finalists in the Emerging Author category. The Emerging Author winner will be named at the Award Dinner and will receive a $5,000 prize.
Each winner will select a public library in Indiana to receive a $2,500 grant as part of their prize. An eight-member, statewide Award Panel determined the winners and finalists from more than 130 nominations received for this year's award. The winners and finalists will take part in the Indy Author Fair held on Saturday, October 26, 2013. That evening, they will be honored at the ticketed Award Dinner. Both events are held at the downtown Central Library in Indianapolis.
Pew Internet Report Studies Library Habits of Young Americans
A recent Pew Internet study (Younger Americans’ Library Habits and Expectations) shows that young Americans from the ages of 16-29 have an interesting mix of habits when it comes to libraries and library resources. Although the youth of America is greatly technologically oriented and rely heavily on the internet, 75% of young Americans say they have read at least one print book in the past year.
This statistic implies that young Americans are still tied to libraries, print books, and the library experience. According to the study, American youth feels that it is “very important” to have librarians and traditional library services such as renting books. Very few feel that these services should be automated. Although these figures reflect the importance of print books and traditional library services to American youth, the study also revealed that this demographic is much more likely than people over 30 to access a library’s online and database resources.
This study gives an insightful viewpoint of youth in an age where technology is quickly evolving and challenging libraries to stay current for the digital generation. According to Pew Internet, “This report explores the changing world of library services by exploring the activities at libraries that are already in transition and the kinds of services citizens would like to see if they could redesign libraries themselves.”
Library News & Notes from IMLS
Purdue Wins Sparks! Ignition Grant from IMLS
Purdue was chosen along with 20 other winners from a total of 99 applications received. For more information about the Sparks! Ignition Grant, visit Sparks! Ignition Grants for Libraries.
2011 Public Libraries Survey Data Released
Nominations Being Accepted for 2014 National Medal
The National Medal honors museums and libraries that make extraordinary civic, educational, economic, environmental, and social contributions. All types of nonprofit libraries, including public, school, academic, research, and archival, are eligible to receive this honor. The winners are honored at a National Medal award ceremony held in Washington, D.C.
Register Today 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 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. Click here for more information or to register for the event in Indianapolis (8/1), Kokomo (8/9) or Columbus (8/16).
Family Medical Leave Act (Library Law Workshop Series)
Fair Labor Standards Act (Library Law Workshop Series)
ILF Reference Division Conference
National Conference of African American Librarians
eContent in the Library
Bond Issues: Manage Public Library Project, Debt and Tax Rate
New Director and Refresher Workshop
2013 CYPD Conference
Storytime Boot Camp
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