The Indiana State Library is closed to the public until further notice. In an ongoing effort to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the Indiana State Library will temporarily cease in-person services. During this time librarians will be working remotely M-F from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. In observation of Good Friday, librarians will not be staffing remote services on Friday, April 10. Access to the library’s online services, such as Ask-A-Librarian, INSPIRE and the Digital Collections, will continue to be available without interruption. Please check back for updates on this situation as it develops.
A message from the Indiana State Data Center:
2020 Census field operations have been delayed by COVID-19. However, it is important that Hoosiers are counted. The data collected by the Census Bureau impacts how we respond to pandemics like the current one. Answer the 2020 Census now safely from home online at https://my2020census.gov or by phone at 1-844-330-2020.
If you have questions about the 2020 Census or need assistance with 2020 Census outreach, please contact the Indiana State Data Center.
Suffrage materials in the Indiana Digital Collections, February 20, 2020
“We are convinced that the time has arrived when the welfare of the nation would be most effectually conserved by conferring upon women the privilege of voting and holding political office.” – Ida Husted Harper from “Suffrage – A Right”
2020 Census outreach, January 23, 2020
The U.S. Census Bureau held a kick-off for the 2020 Census ad campaign Tuesday, Jan. 14. For each decennial census, the Census Bureau hires an agency to conduct research and distribute messaging to encourage participation in the U.S. Census. The 2020 campaign, according to a Jan. 14 press release, “employs multi-language ads, partnerships and trusted voices.” The Census Bureau’s tagline, revealed in 2019 is “Shape your Future. Start here.” Examples of the new ads are available here. Census partners are encouraged to have local organizations use the national campaign materials in news media, social media and other outlets.
INverse poetry archive now accepting submissions, November 14, 2019
INverse, Indiana’s poetry archive, celebrates and preserves a diverse range of Indiana poetry for future generations of Indiana writers and readers. The archive is a collaboration of Indiana Poet Laureate Adrian Matejka, the Indiana State Library and the Indiana Arts Commission...
Researching in ISL Digital Collections: Indianapolis Bicentennial, October 8, 2019
The city of Indianapolis is about to turn 200 years old and the Indianapolis Bicentennial Commission is planning a celebration which will begin in June 2020 and last through May 2021. Those planning to celebrate can check the commission’s website for announcements, contests, events and a list of commission members...