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  • One Month Left to Plan and Promote Digital Learning Day

  • Search for Library Standards Taskforce Members Ends Monday

  • LSTA Grant Opportunities Focus on Technology, Bicentennial

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One Month Left to Plan and Promote Digital Learning Day

Digital Learning DayIf you have yet to join the hundreds of schools and libraries hosting Digital Learning Day events across the nation, there is still plenty of time and resources to start planning programs for your community. Digital Learning Day is a national campaign that celebrates teachers and shines a spotlight on successful instructional practice and effective use of technology in classrooms and libraries across the country. This next campaign will take place on February 5, 2014.

Visit to learn more about this unique initiative, including local programming ideas, contests, promotional materials, and grant opportunities. Digital Learning Day is just not for schools. The campaign also highlights several ways public libraries and schools can participate. The official website also is a clearinghouse for logos and outreach materials to be used to promote your local campaign.

Search for Library Standards Taskforce Members Ends Monday

Indiana Public Library StandardsThe Indiana Library & Historical Board is charging a taskforce to conduct an initial review of the first two years of the new Public Library Standards (590 IAC 6).   The Indiana State Library is seeking input from directors and trustees from libraries based upon both size and geographical distribution around the state.  Meetings will be every other month, convened for the duration of 2014 and final recommendations made to the ILHB by its December 12, 2014 meeting.

If you are interested in serving on this taskforce, please send your name and library to by 1/13/13.  Taskforce members will be selected and notified on 1/16/13.

LSTA Grant Opportunities Focus on Technology, Bicentennial

LSTA Supports Indiana LibrariesThe Indiana State Library Development Office opened the application process for the 2014 LSTA grant program. The 2014 applications must be received by 4:00 PM EST on Friday, March 14th, 2014 and include the following opportunities for Indiana libraries and historical and cultural organizations:

  • Technology Grants: Technology Grants help Indiana libraries provide their users with the new and improved technology necessary to meet their residents’ ever-changing needs for library services and access to information.
  • Digitization Grants: The theme for the 2014 Digitization Grant Program is The Indiana Bicentennial. While adherence to the theme is not required, projects incorporating this theme are encouraged.

If you have questions about your eligibility, a grant application requirement, or anything else concerning 2014 LSTA grant opportunities, please contact the Library Development Office at or (800) 451-6028. Visit the LSTA homepage to learn more how LSTA grants support Indiana libraries.

Proposals Sought for D2D Conference Presentations

The Academic Libraries of Indiana and Indiana State Library are soliciting presentation proposals for Discovery to Delivery V: Better Together, a free resource-sharing and interlibrary loan conference to be held at the Indianapolis Public Library's Central Library on April 25, 2014, from 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM.

If you are interested in developing and sharing a presentation, please complete and submit this form. Presentations should be 30-35 minutes with an additional 10 minutes at the end for questions and discussion.

Upcoming Workshops
& Important Dates

Medical Resources on INSPIRE
When: Throughout January 2014

Where: Live Online

2014 CSLP Training: 0-12
When: Multiple Dates
Where: Multiple Locations

2014 CSLP Training: 13-Adult
When: Multiple Dates
Where: Multiple Locations

Rock Star Librarian Training
When: Multiple Dates
Where: Multiple Locations

ACA Overview & Checklist for Libraries (2 LEUs)
1/10 @ 11:00 AM (CST) Newton Co. PL - Roselawn Branch

1/14 @ 11:00 AM (CST) Hammond PL
1/14 @ 1:30 PM Jefferson Twp. PL

Health Literacy: A Primer
When: January 14 @ 11:00 AM
Where: Jefferson Twp. PL

PLA Conference
When: March 11 -15
Where: Indiana Convention Center

Discovery to Delivery V
When: April 25 @ 9:00 AM
Where: Indianapolis PL
- Central

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