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A series of trainings focusing on INSPIRE's newest product, the Teaching and Education Resource Center (TERC) are scheduled at public libraries throughout the state in August. The workshops will also provide an overview of other Gale products available through INSPIRE such as Biography Resource Center, Contemporary Authors®, Informe! español, LitFinder, and Small Business Resource Center.
Morning sessions will be from 10:00 a.m. - Noon (EDT) and afternoon sessions from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., except for the the afternoon session in Bedford which will run from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. These Gale Workshops are scheduled as follows:
These trainings are free and open to all library staff and Gale will provide refreshments at each location. Each session will be worth two (2) Technology Library Education Units (LEUs). Workshop seating is limited and will fill quickly. Please register today on WebJunction Indiana's Online Calendar.
By Edie Huffman, Public Library Consultant, Library Development Office
The new 2008 Indiana Public Library Statistics
Applications for the third and final round of Indiana's Librarians Leading in Diversity (I-LLID) fellowships are currently being accepted through August 28, 2009 to begin coursework in the January 2010 term. I-LLID fellows receive full tuition, networking and community service opportunities, and an annual stipend. Fellows must commit to work in an Indiana library for at least two years upon graduation. For more information about the I-LLID fellowships visit the State Library's Diversity Advisory Council webpage.
The I-LLID project already awarded 10 fellowships last December to the first class and has recently awarded 10 more scholarships for students from diverse backgrounds. In addition to the scholarship and stipend, recipients will also benefit from participation in state and regional library associations, as well as other supplementary activities including special orientation meetings in various types of library settings, meetings with library directors, diversity workshops, transition to work programs, online and face-to-face support networks, and other special projects.
The I-LLID project was developed by the Indiana State Library's Diversity Advisory Council to increase diversity in libraries with the goal that library staff more closely reflects the communities they serve. The project is funded through a $1 million federal grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).