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In This Issue

  1. Web Portal is Clearinghouse for Library Grant Resources

  2. National Archives to Release 1940 Census Online

More Library News

Auburn Evening Star

Eckhart Public Library celebrates volunteers

Chesterton Tribune

Walsh-Brown to get state honor for history work
Chesterton Tribune

Library relaxes limits on number of items checked out at one time

Crawfordsville Journal Review

Library takes part in Gaming Day

Crothersville Times

Library Begins Annual Food For Fines Program

Evansville Courier & Press

One Book One Community features war saga

Fort Wayne News-Sentinel

Buying an e-reader this holiday season? Here are things to consider

Greene County Daily World

Linton PL to offer comic strip seminar

Huffington Post

Why It's Time To Speak Up For Our Libraries

Indianapolis Star

Library awarded 4-star designation
Indianapolis Star

Vonnegut, finally looming large in Indianapolis

Indiana Public Media (NPR)

Library Requests New Bond To Manage Budget Shortfall

Indiana Univ. Library News

Access to research library resources expands with OLE release from Kuali collaboration

Indiana Univ. Library News

NEH award helps IU publish works by reclusive medieval philosopher

Inside Indiana Business

Library Conference Begins in Fort Wayne

Lafayette Journal & Courier
Games keep families connected

LaPorte Herald Argus

Library rescinds layoffs then approves them

Louisville Courier-Journal

Women give new life to old Harrison County documents

Madison Courier

Program to read, discuss Wendell Berry book

Richmond Palladium-Item

Historic maps useful in Wayne County

Shelbyville News

'Geeks' turn out for good laughs with library

South Bend Tribune

LaPorte library board redoes job cuts

South Bend Tribune

LaPorte Co. library workers file suit over layoffs


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Web Portal is Clearinghouse for Library Grant Resources

Salem's Library Grants CenterAnyone looking for a one-stop shop of great grant resources, including lists of available grants and grantwriting tutorials, should check out the Salem's Library Grants Center. This free web tool is designed to help librarians navigate the world of library grants. Hundreds of grants are available to libraries of all types from local foundations, family trusts, small and large corporations, professional organizations, and the publishing community.

The Library Grants Center is divided into three main sections:

  • National Library Grants -Search and browse grants and awards available to all libraries by category, purpose, deadline, and more.

  • State Library Grants - Use the clickable U.S. map to open up your state's page and get information on how public funds are used in your state as well as what local foundations support libraries in your city, county, or region.

  • Library Grants: How-To - Navigate the intricacies of the grant application process by taking a quick tour, browsing an extensive (and interactive) list of Frequently Asked Questions, or browsing the various lists of Resources like books, web sites, newsletters, blogs, and more to enhance your grant education.

Salem Press has a goal of keeping the Grants Center website as current and complete as possible, which it will use to pass along new opportunities. They also appreciate emails from anyone aware of grants not listed in the center.

National Archives to Release 1940 Census Online

National Archives to Release 1940 Census Free OnlineThe National Archives today announced its selection of Inflection (parent company of to design and host a free web site for the April 2, 2012 launch of the 1940 U.S. Census. This is very significant for sociologists, demographers, historians, political scientists and genealogists because it will mark the first time that the National Archives has released a U.S. Census online. On April 2, 2012, users will be able to search, browse, and download the 1940 Census schedules.

For the release of the 1940 Census online, the National Archives has digitized the entire census, creating more than 3.8 million digital images of census schedules, maps, and enumeration district descriptions. Visit the National Archive's 1940 Census webpage or subscribe to NARAtions Blog posts for more information.

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