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In This Issue

  1. WebJunction Offering Office 2010 Course

  2. Thousands of eBooks Available Through INSPIRE

  3. Submit Your Thanksgiving Story & Win $100

More Library News

Fort Wayne Business Weekly

Genealogy Center boosts Fort Wayne's tourist appeal

Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

Allen’s one among three 5-star libraries

Greene County Daily World

Veterans to be honored in ceremonies across the county

Greenfield Daily Reporter

County library systems might join

Indianapolis Business Journal

Library cuts 37 employees in effort to reduce deficit

Indianapolis Star

Library announces layoffs of 37 workers

Indianapolis Star

We're taking libraries up on their offers

Kokomo Tribune

'To Kill a Mockingbird' picked for Howard County Reads

Kokomo Tribune

Library tables branch expansion

Lafayette Journal & Courier

Project shares memories, honors veterans

Lafayette Journal & Courier

Making room for more talent: Frankfort Christmas Art Exhibition

La Porte Herald Argus

Board removes library director

Noblesville Times

City gets grant to promote history

Northwest Indiana Times

Power Paws for Kids needs more paws and people

Seymour Tribune

Kids gain some 'Big' friends

South Bend Tribune

Furniture donation boosts Walkerton library

Terre Haute Tribune Star

Library workers facing higher insurance costs next year


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WebJunction Offering Office 2010 Course

WebJunction Indiana Course CatalogIs your library upgrading to Microsoft Office 2010? If so, then WebJunction Indiana, the library community’s portal to professional development opportunities, certification details, statewide service updates, job listings, and more, is offering a new course just for you.  Explore key new features and enhancements in the Office 2010 releases of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access. Topics covered include Office Backstage, Live Preview Paste, Sparklines, Slicers, graphic and video creation and editing tools, PowerPoint Broadcast Service, screenshot capture and clipping tools, Web Apps and Office Mobile. This one-hour course is sure to save time and eliminate confusion as you make the switch.  This course normally costs $40, but like all WebJunction courses, it has been pre-purchased by the State Library and is available free to Indiana library professionals.

In addition to the new Office 2010 course, WebJunction offers courses on everything from library administration to software proficiency and from web & graphic design to human resource management.  WebJunction courses are self-paced, making it easy to find time to complete coursework whether at home or work. If you are not a WebJunction Indiana community member, register for free at If you have not registered for a WebJunction course in the past and would like to enroll, all you need to do is fill out this form to request the authorization code.  With this code, you can register for the course by entering the required information.

Visit the WebJunction Indiana course catalog for complete instructions, rules and requirements for signing up and earning LEUs for WebJunction courses.

Thousands of eBooks Available through INSPIRE

NetLibrary: Indiana Shared eBook CollectionIndiana libraries can instantly boost their professional development collections by adding Indiana's shared eBook collection to their library catalogs. The collection's strengths include professional development resources that offer insight into writing effective résumés, learning simple and advanced computer skills and career guidance, job effectiveness strategies, and other information designed to help Hoosiers prepare and succeed in the job market. The collection also contains extensive medical and personal health holdings from topics on diet and weight loss to information of all aspects of physical and mental health. A complete listing of collection titles is available online.

NetLibrary has a detailed interactive online tutorial on how to utilize eBooks and tips to maximize the eBook reading experience. NetLibrary also enables users to create a personal NetLibrary account that enables them to create bookmarks, add personal notes, and customize their search preferences. A personal account enables the user to go directly to their current eBook from any computer (within Indiana) with Internet access.

Indiana's shared eBook collection MARC records are available to Indiana Libraries upon request.  Please email with the subject line "NetLibrary MARC Records".  Please also include the external IP ranges for direct access to patrons visiting the library and accessing eBooks from your OPAC.

Submit Your Thanksgiving Story and Win $100

Submit Thanksgiving StoriesThe Indiana Humanities Council is seeking your best Thanksgiving stories for a chance to win a Thanksgiving Dinner ($100 in groceries), courtesy of Indiana’s Family of Farmers.

Entrants must submit an online response (recipes encouraged!) to ONE of the following questions by Friday, Nov. 19:

  • What does your family cook outside of the typical Thanksgiving meal, and why do you celebrate this food tradition?
  • Why are you thankful for your Thanksgiving meal?
  • Share a memory about a Thanksgiving meal disaster.
The Council will draw two winners and give them $100 towards a Thanksgiving meal. And, you can submit the same story to WFYI’s Spirited Chase for a chance to have your story read on air.

ISL Service & Training Survey Closes 11/15

Thank you to the hundreds of individuals who have taken time to complete the Customer Service and Training Needs Assessment Survey. The State Library is conducting this survey toS assess your satisfaction with its programs and services, and gather input on your current training needs.

If you have not done so already, please take a moment to complete this brief survey.



Bookkeeping & Annual Report Workshop
When: Wednesday, Nov. 10
10:30 AM-4:00 PM
Multiple Locations

ILF Welcome & New Member Reception
When: Monday, Nov. 15
6:00– 9:00 PM
Where: Rock Bottom Brewery  - Downtown Indianapolis

ILF Annual Conference
When: November 15-17
Where: Indy Convention Center

Bookkeeping & Annual Report Workshop
When: Thursday, Nov. 18
10:30 AM -4:00 PM
Multiple Locations

Fall Institutional Library Workshop
When: Monday, Nov. 22
9:15 AM - 3:15 PM
Where: Indiana State Library

State Library Closed for Thanksgiving
When: Thursday, Nov. 25 - Sunday, November 28

Evergreen Indiana Circulation Training
When: Thursday, Dec. 2
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: Indiana State Library


Evergreen Admin/ Reports Training
When: Wednesday, Dec. 8
10:00 AM - Noon
Where: Indiana State Library

Evergreen Indiana Introduction Cataloging
When: Wednesday, Dec. 8
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Indiana State Library

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