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State Library Releases 2012 Public Library Statistics
The 2012 Public Library Statistics were recently released and offer a wealth of information and insights into a variety of categories. Here are a handful of interesting highlights from the data compiled and posted online:
Anyone with questions regarding the statistics may contact Jennifer Clifton, Public Library Consultant, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (317) 234-6550.
Webinar Discusses National Information Literacy Campaign
WebJunction, in conjunction with the Institute of Museum & Library Services, recently released a recorded webinar complete with latest information about the EveryoneOn campaign and ways your library can participate. EveryoneOn is designed to raise awareness of the importance of digital literacy skills and is a great opportunity to promote public libraries as a trusted and valuable provider of free public access technology and training as we strive to build stronger communities.
One of the best ways to become involved in this campaign is to update your library’s “profile” in the EveryoneOn Training Locator Tool database. There is a record in this database for almost every public library location in the United States with basic information such as address and phone number. When someone is interested in finding digital literacy training or public access computers near them, they can enter their zip code into the Locator Tool to see a list of places that could help.
Additionally, an entire toolkit of support materials has been developed by C2C and the Ad Council to support this campaign. The campaign materials include everything from customizable posters and signs, to television and radio public service announcements. Libraries are welcome to download these materials for free to help promote local digital literacy events. The Ad Council has aired a TV spot over 4,000 times and Clear Channel is running the radio PSA in 43 markets with an expected peak coverage period in August. The digitallearn.org site also added new tutorials and is seeing an increase in traffic. One of their calls to action is a request for libraries to share their stories by submitting them to email@example.com.
One Week Left to Renew INfo Express Services
Renewal requests for the 2013 INfo Express service year are due July 31st. As previously announced, 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. 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.
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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