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Please join the State Library in welcoming these new public library directors:
Beth Davidson, Director, Dunkirk Public Library
Sherri Risse, Director, Spencer County Public Library
Best of luck to you both!
More Library News
Anderson Herald Bulletin
Online Resources Available to Promote Banned Books Week
Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Held September 22-28, it highlights the value of free and open access to information. Check out the frequently challenged books section to explore the issues and controversies around book challenges and book banning.
Pulaski County PL Featured by ALA, Submit Your Photos
The American Library Association featured a photo courtesy of the Pulaski County Public Library on their Facebook page today for Library Card Sign-Up month. Add your library's pictures featuring your library card to the ALA's Flickr group, and it will appear on the official Library Card Sign-up Month webpage and possibly on Facebook!
National Survey to Connect Indiana Libraries to Community Needs
Library directors across Indiana will receive postcards this week inviting them to take part in a national survey on Digital Inclusion through November 18th. This study conducts a national survey of public libraries that explores the digital inclusion roles of public libraries. The goals of the survey are to:
The survey is not mandatory, but participation is encouraged to provide Indiana libraries with the most accurate demographics about the areas they serve. Questions about the survey can be directed to the Digital Inclusion Survey project team.
Leadership Academy Projects Focus on Marketing, Culture
Project title: INSPIRE - PASS It On! (Sherry Gick, Rossville Consolidated Schools; Joseph Fox, Indianapolis Public Library; Vincci Kwong, Franklin D. Schurz Library, IUSB; and Julie Elmore, Oakland City-Columbia Township Public Library). Project description: To raise awareness and usage of freely available public databases available through INSPIRE. Help team Pass It On! by completing this brief survey to help to help them better understand Inspire usage at your library. One lucky participant, will receive a $20 gift certificate (courtesy of ILF) to use at the ILF store during the organization's annual conference.
Project Title: Indiana Library Out Loud (Jason Fields, Tipton County Public Library; Mary Hartman, Peabody Public Library; Addie Matteson, White River Elementary School, Noblesville; and Brad Reel, David L. Rice Library, University of Southern Indiana). Project Description: Using existing web-based library advocacy toolkits as a template, Indiana Libraries Out Loud will collect and curate resources which instruct, inform, and empower librarians in Indiana to tell their library’s stories OUT LOUD!
Project title: Creating a Culturally Competent Library Workforce (Dianna Burt, Allen County Public Library; Leigh Anne Johnson, Indiana State Library; Denise Smith, Andrew Academy, School Library, Indianapolis; and Madelyn Shackelford Washington, University Library, IUPUC). Project description: The conversation starters will design cultural competency training materials aimed to assist Indiana library directors assess the cultural competencies of their employees.
Project title: THIS is MY Library (Chanitra Bishop, Herman B. Wells Library, Indiana University; Monica Casanova, Monticello-Union Township Public Library; Nancy Disbro, Andrews-Dallas Township Public Library; and Carolyn Martin, St. Vincent Hospital Library). Project description: Customizable publicity tool to broaden the public's perceptions of all types of Indiana libraries.
Register Today for Story
Register today for Story Time Boot Camp. Space is limited and many locations may fill up quickly. Visit the WebJunction Indiana Online Calendar to secure your spot. Locations:
Carmel Clay PL: 9/5 @ 9:00 AM
Every Child Ready to Read 2nd Edition!
Libraries & Pinterest
Dealing with Challenging Patrons
Intellectual Freedom Workshop
Health Literacy and ACA @ your library
2013 SAMS Conference
Consumer Health Literacy and Affordable Care Act Resources
Intellectual Freedom and the Library Bill of Rights
Indiana Vision Expo
ILF Annual Conference
Ind. Genealogy & Local History Fair
Indy Author Fair
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