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  1. Pre-paid Lyrasis Courses Now Available for Library Professionals

  2. Goes Mobile

  3. Lilly Endowment Announces Teachers Creativity Fellowships

More Library News:


Associated Press
Ind. Supreme Court to review Indy library lawsuit
Associated Press

Librarians hope protest saves agency
Associated Press

National Book Festival in D.C.
Associated Press

Legal arguments pan, praise Google’s book deal
Fort Wayne New Sentinel

Book notes: Local Book Winners
Indiana Daily Student

Students combine art with local history
Indy Star

Q&A: Glory-June Greiff
Indy Star

Five Indiana books win top prizes
Indy Star

How Indiana (and the world) got connected
Northwest Indiana

Library gets nod for imminent domain
Richmond Palladium-Item

Library event welcomes new director
School Library Journal

What Are You Doing for Library Card Sign-up Month?
South Bend Tribune

St. Joseph County Public Library hits $100,000 goal
Terre Haute Tribune Star

MAX EHRMANN: ‘A rare man’ one of Terre Haute’s most memorable
WFPL Radio – Louisville

Library Flood Recovery Fund Gets Nearly $10000

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Pre-paid Lyrasis Courses Now Available

Lyrasis: Advancing Libraries TogetherIndiana library and information professionals are now welcome to take hundreds of pre-paid live online courses from Lyrasis. Unlike the self-paced courses in the WebJunction Indiana catalog, Lyrasis courses are taught live online by professional instructors. Lyrasis courses normally cost between $120 and $220, but are now available at no cost. The Indiana State Library purchased hundreds of LEU-certified course units for Indiana library professionals. This offer will last until these units are exhausted and perhaps longer depending upon the popularity of the courses.

Interested professionals should first login or register for a Lyrasis Member Account. After logging in, click the “Classes and Events” tab. Available courses may be viewed through the Searchable Classes and Events Schedule. All courses under the “Distance Education” delivery method are taught online with no travel required. You can also find courses by category. View this list of LEU–approved Lyrasis courses for course LEU value and type.

Next, Locate the session, date, and location and click on the "Register" button.   Make sure the session, date, and time you selected is correct and enter the required information. Click the “Add to Cart” button and add ISL2009 in the field labeled “Promo Code” and proceed to the Shopping Cart. Once you check out you will be asked for your payment method. Please select “Bill Institution”. There will be no charge to your institution; this is just a system requirement. View this class registration tutorial to help you get started.

Please understand the rules for registering for Lyrasis courses before enrolling in a class. Specifically, the class registration deadline is two weeks prior to each session. Registrations received after the deadline will be accepted as space permits and must be confirmed by calling the Lyrasis office at 800.999.8558. Since each course has been pre-purchased, please register for courses you only plan on attending and set aside enough time to complete each course in its entirety. You will receive a certificate of completion once the course has been completed. Please print a copy of this confirmation of LEUs for your own records. For more information visit or email any questions, comments or feedback about these Lyrasis courses to Goes Mobile

The all new mobile presence contains many great features that will continue to grow. Upon entering into a mobile device will bring up the options like Find An Agency, Find A Person, Events & News, Check Visit Times At BMV Branches, and much more. These features enable you will to get the latest events and news as they become available within the state of Indiana, updated throughout the day and designed for your mobile device.

The State Library also got in the mobile act by offering useful information such as important phone numbers and hours of operation. See for your self on the State Library's mobile page or view all of's mobile resources at

Lilly Endowment Announces Teacher Creativity Fellowships

Lilly Endowment: Teacher Creativity Fellowship ProgramThe Teacher Creativity Fellowship Program, which began in 1987 as a program for Indiana's public school teachers, has evolved over the years to expand eligibility to teachers in private and parochial schools, media specialists, and to principals and assistant principals. The program has supported creative projects that are personally renewing and intellectually revitalizing.   

For 2010, the Endowment announced that it will again offer up to 120 grants of $8,000 each to Indiana's public and private school teachers, media specialists, principals and assistant principals for projects of the individual's choice.  

In 2009, the Endowment granted 129 awards of $8,000 each for the pursuit of independent projects of an individual applicant's design and choice. The Endowment also encourages teams to submit collaborative proposals for the $8,000 program.  Nine recipients were selected as "distinguished fellows" and received grants of up to $25,000. 

For more information contact the grant program director Barbara S. DeHart, 317-916-7345 or visit the grant webpage. To read about the 2008 participants in the Teacher Creativity Fellowship Program, click here.