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In This Issue

  1. New eBooks Added to INSPIRE, Downloadable to Mobile Devices

  2. Sign-Up Today for October LibraryIndiana Events

  3. Evergreen Indiana Welcomes 100th Member Library

More Library News

Auburn Evening Star

Eckhart Public Library teams with PBS to promote early literacy

Chesterton Tribune

Library to offer better wireless access and music downloads

Columbus Republic

Former library transformed into City Hall

Crawfordsville Journal Review

CDPL to have texting contest

Culver Citizen

Lincoln, Civil War will come to life at traveling exhibit Sunday

Evansville Courier & Press

Willard Library offering Grey Lady Ghost Tours

Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

Library director to receive Special Services Award

Fort Wayne News-Sentinel

More than 200 readers begin Real Men Read

Gary Post-Tribune

Former EC library director pleads not guilty to tax charges

Goshen News

Library board approves 2013 budget

Goshen News

Exhibit focuses on works of children at festival

Greencastle Banner-Graphic

PCPL patrons can enjoy variety of ebooks through various eReaders

Greene County Daily World

Pumpkin decorating contest serves as Linton Public Library fundraiser

Greensburg Daily News

Tail-Waggin’ Tutor makes library appearance


IU trustees approve merger of schools of informatics, library science

Kokomo Perspective

Howard County Reads author to speak at IU Kokomo

Lafayette Journal & Courier

West Lafayette Public Library mural aims to inspire

La Porte Herald Argus

Promoting literacy to make county a better place

Michigan City News Dispatch

Lack of literacy skills impacts healthy living

Muncie Star Press

Haitian visitor studies Muncie libraries

Muncie Star Press

Project combines art, printing, reading

Muncie Star Press

Political exhibit at Bracken is a winner

Pittsburg Tribune-Review

St. James students helping Indiana school rebuild after tornado

South Bend Tribune

EBooks available at library now

Terre Haute Tribune Star

Adoption portraits to be on display at Rockville library

Terre Haute Tribune Star

Author of ‘The Glass Castle’ to speak at ISU on Tuesday

WISH-TV (Indianapolis)

Zombie Apocalypse Survival


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New eBooks Added to INSPIRE, Downloadable to Mobile Devices

Gale Virtual Reference Library on INSPIRESeveral new eBooks have been added to Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL) on INSPIRE and are now available to all Indiana libraries. While the new eBooks have been automatically added to libraries' Gale accounts, accessing MARC records requires an additional step via Gale's easy-to-use Marc Record Tool and entering the INSPIRE-specific invoice number (20120731).

Additionally, Gale has developed helpful resources for maximizing your patrons' INSPIRE eBook experience, including instructions for downloading GVRL titles to mobile devices like iPads, Kindles and Nooks. This user guide and other valuable search and navigation tip sheets can be found on the INSPIRE training page. A direct link for GVRL is available using INSPIRE's "search by database" function.

GVRL eBooks should not be confused with EBSCO eBooks, which is a comprehensive professional development collection. GVRL titles are primary reference materials. Additionally, EBSCO eBooks available via INSPIRE cannot be downloaded to mobile devices.

Please Update INSPIRE Widgets and Links

INSPIRE WidgetPlease check your website to see if it features the new logo, and more importantly, the correct link when connecting your patrons to INSPIRE. The best way to ensure your INSPIRE link is correct is to simply use All INSPIRE widgets and logos are available on the INSPIRE marketing page.

Sign-Up Today for October LibraryIndiana Events

LibraryIndianaIf you have yet to learn about the new LibraryIndiana, please consider checking out one of many webinars (worth 1 TLEU) and workshops scheduled throughout October. These are great opportunities for anyone interested in learning more this unique procurement tool that offers greater savings and more choices on many items your library already purchases.

Additionally, the Indiana Department of Administration invites Indiana library professionals to attend the 2nd Annual Vendor Fair on Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at the Indiana Government Center in Indianapolis. This is an opportunity to engage with State Procurement Professionals and more than 50 statewide contract vendors, as well as attend workshops covering the basics of cooperative purchasing.

Attendees will receive lunch at no cost, but registration is required. If you have questions, please contact the Vendor Fair Committee at

Peabody Public Library Goes Live on Evergreen

Evergreen Indiana Welcomes 100th Member Library

Peabody Public Library, located in Columbia City, yesterday became the 100th Indiana Library to go live on the Evergreen Indiana open-source integrated library system. Peabody serves a population of 13,509 and brings the total population served by Evergreen Indiana to 962,252! Click here to see the updated Evergreen Participating Library Districts map!

The Evergreen Indiana catalog holds over 2.8 million bibliographic records and provides access to over 6.6 million items. Evergreen Indiana now eyes its next major milestone - one million residents served. Learn more about the benefits of joining the Evergreen Indiana Consortium by reviewing information and resources for interested libraries, or contacting Shauna Borger, Evergreen Indiana Project Coordinator, at 317.234.6536 or

Registration Now Open for 21st Century Literacy Days

Register today for the 21st Century Literacy Days hosted by the Indiana State Library and brought to you by the Indiana Geographic Information Office.

Click here to register and for workshop & LEU details.

Dates & Locations:
Friday, Oct. 19: Ivy Tech, Evansville
Friday, Oct. 26: Ivy Tech, Ft. Wayne
Tuesday, Oct. 30:  State Library
Wednesday, Oct. 31: State Library

Upcoming Workshops,
Events & Important Dates

Basic INSPIRE Training
When: October 23 @ 10:30 AM
Where: Westchester Public Library

Basic INSPIRE Training
When: October 23 @ 1:00 PM
Where: Wells County Public Library

Library Camp
When: October 24 @ 8:30 AM
Where: Allen County Public Library

Literacy and the Department of Education (2 LEUs)
When: October 24 @ 1:30 PM
Where: Indianapolis Public Library

Intellectual Freedom
When: October 26 @ 11:00 AM
Where: Lowell Public Library

Connecting Teens & Technology
When: October 26 @ Noon
Where: Lowell Public Library

Indiana Genealogy & Local History Fair
When: October 27 @ 9:00 AM
Where: Indiana State Library

When: October 30 @ 2:00 PM
Where: Live Online

Bookkeeping and Annual Report Workshop Registration
When: November 7
Live Online

ILF Annual Conference
When: November 12-14
Where: Indiana
Convention Center, Downtown Indianapolis

Institutional Libraries Fall Workshop
When: November 13
Indiana State Library

Bookkeeping and Annual Report Workshop Registration
When: November 15
Live Online

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opportunities from:

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WebJunction Indiana

Our Heroes Tree

Register today for the 2012 Our Heroes’ Tree program (Deadline 10/26)

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