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Finalists Named for Best Books of Indiana Competition
Seventeen titles have been selected as finalists in the 2009 Best Books of Indiana Competition. The Indiana Center for the Book started the book contest in 2005 to renew interest in Indiana's strong literary heritage. The 2009 competition featured 61 titles by Hoosier authors or about Indiana and published between January 1 and December 31, 2008. This year's finalists are as follows:
Children's/Young Adult Finalists
Nonfiction Historical/Biographical Finalists
Nonfiction Creative/Instructional Finalists
Each category's winning title and author will be engraved on a plaque in the Indiana Authors Room where one copy of their book will remain indefinitely. Three copies of all 2009 competition entries have been added to the State Library's collection. Two copies of each entry will circulate. Indiana citizens can borrow any Best Books of Indiana title at the State Library or request it via interlibrary loan at their local public library.
Winners of the 2009 Best Books of Indiana Competition will be announced at an awards ceremony on August 29, 2009. A complete listing of this year's entrants and finalists, as well as past years’ winners and finalists can be found on the Indiana Center for the Book’s Website.
Lyrasis recently issued its first membership magazine, Lyrasis Solutions, which can be viewed online. Lyrasis became the nation’s leading regional library network following the merger of SOLINET and PALINET, and the upcoming addition NELINET libraries. The new publication will provide in-depth interviews, feature stories on member innovations and achievements, Lyrasis initiatives, and other news items relevant to Indiana libraries.
The summer 2009 issue features articles about the inaugural Evergreen International Conference, unique Lyrasis initiatives that will impact member libraries, a recap of the 2009 REFolution Conference, the progress of rebuilding efforts for Gulf Coast Libraries, and much more. Additionally, Ball State University Library took the publication’s first “Member Spotlight” with an informative article written by former Ball State Marketing Communications Manager and current ILF Executive Director Susan Akers. Digitally Preserving Yesterday's Stories for Tomorrow's Learners, details how the university’s plans to ensure its digital oral histories collection will be heard and appreciated by generations of Hoosiers.
View the magazine and other Lyrasis resources and services at www.lyrasis.org.