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In This Issue

  1. 2012 LSTA Applications & Guidelines Now Available

  2. ILF Names 2012 Board of Directors

  3. Essay Contest Winner Recognized at Annual Celebration

More Library News

Anderson Herald Bulletin

Local Authors Book Fair set for Friday

Associated Press

Old public documents receive new life in books

Columbia City Post & Mail

Time to read a good book

DeKalb Co. Star

Library receives grant for Civil War programs

Gary Post-Tribune

Library board rejects building

Goshen News

Girl with a goal: Donate 300 books to Boys & Girls Club

Goshen News

Nappanee native leaves $196,000 to public

Greenfield Reporter

WorkOne program coming to library

Greenfield Reporter

Youth groups get funding for projects

Indiana Public Media (PBS/NPR)

One of Indiana’s Largest Map Collections Is Put Online

Kokomo Perspective

The library geeks more than books

Lafayette Journal & Courier

$60,000 Walmart donation to expand reading program

Louisville Courier-Journal

New Albany library to hold holiday book sale

Louisville Courier-Journal

Santa will help celebrate Christmas at Jeff library

Muncie Star Press

Yorktown Lib. to close for renovations

Muncie Star Press

Low-cost Internet access offered to students on free lunch program

New Albany News & Tribune

HARBESON: This idea is book smart

New Albany News & Tribune

Little Libraries coming to Jeffersonville

Northwest Indiana Times

Main Gary Public Library to become cultural center

Northwest Indiana Times

'Fish boat' painting may return to shore

Plymouth Pilot News

Argos Public Library will celebrate 75 years with open house

Shelbyville News

Library celebrates Christmas with crafts, Santa, songs

South Bend Tribune

Library adds BrainPlay stations downtown

WLFI-TV 18 (Lafayette)

Woman keeps library alive with book donations


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2012 LSTA Grant Applications and Guidelines Now Available

LSTA Supports Indiana LibrariesThe 2012 LSTA Grant application materials are now available online. The State Library will offer the following types of sub-grants in 2012: 

Technology Grants (due 2/10/12)
Tech 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. Visit the Technology Grants webpage to learn more.

Digitization Grants (due 2/10/12)
The  theme for the 2012 Digitization Grant Program is the approaching Indiana Bicentennial in 2016. This includes projects that focus on materials with statewide significance related to the Statehood Bicentennial. Types of materials may include (but are not limited to) contemporary letters, publications, diaries, images, and artifacts. While adherence to the theme is not required, projects incorporating this theme are encouraged. 

Ongoing Grant Opportunities
Ongoing grants have rolling deadlines and applications and may be submitted at any time. This includes Innovative Library Technology Grants and Information Access for the Unserved Grants. Learn more on the open deadline LSTA grant opportunities webpage.

If you have questions about your eligibility, a grant application requirement, or anything else concerning the 2011 LSTA grant opportunities, please don't hesitate to contact the Library Development Office at or (317) 232-6550, or visit the LSTA homepage.  Also, new this year is an application assistance webinar, which will be offered in January.  More information about this webinar will be shared as it becomes available.

ILF Names 2012 Board of Directors

The 2012 Indiana Library Federation Board of Directors are as follows:

President:  Dennis LeLoup, Avon Middle
School System

Vice President/President-elect:  Robin Crumrin, IALA, IUPUI University Library

IPLA Representative:
Nick Schenkel,
West Lafayette P

Secretary: Kelly Ehinger
Adams PL System

Treasurer:  Jason Hatton
Bartholomew Co. PL

IPLA Representative:
Jim Cline, Porter Co. P

Assistant Treasurer: Amy Harshbarger Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

AISLE Representative: Denise Keogh Tipton Community School Corp.

ILTA Representative: LeeAnn Biggs

IALA Representative: Cheryl Blevens, Cunningham Memorial Library, ISU

AISLE Representative: Leslie Sutherland South Dearborn High School, Aurora, Ind.

Mary Clare Speckner
Bartholomew Co. PL

IALA Representative: Scott McFadden, Ball State University Libraries

ALA Councilor: Terry Rheinheimer Middlebury Community Public Library

Director-at- Large: Kate Conklin Charlestown-Clark Co. PL

Essay Contest Winner Recognized at Annual Celebration

Statehood Day Essay ContestJacob Parrish said growing up in a farming community is the best life for him as he read his essay in front of a large crowd at the Statehood Day Ceremony at the Indiana Statehouse this afternoon.  The fourth-grader from Van Rensselaer Elementary School in Rensselaer also said that although he has been to Indianapolis before, it was his first time in the Statehouse and that he hopes to one day see a Colts game at Lucas Oil Stadium. Thanks to a special surprise, he need not wait long to see his first Colts game. State Representative Douglas Gutwein (R-Rensselaer) rewarded Jacob with four tickets for the Colts December 18th matchup versus the Tennessee Titans. In addition to Rep. Gutwein, Jacob accepted his award and other prizes from Indiana State Auditor Tim Berry, State Senator Jim Merritt, and Indiana Supreme Court Justice Steven David for winning the 2011 "What Indiana Means to Me" essay contest.

Three more students selected from over 2,200 entries were also recognized, including: 2nd Place: Dilhara Moonesinghe - Sycamore Elementary (Kokomo); 3rd Place: Xander Wilson - New Britton Elementary (Fishers); and Hon.; Mention: Nick Roberts - Sheridan Elementary School.

The first-place winner received a $300 College Choice 529 Scholarship, second-place a $200 and third place $100 scholarship from the Indiana State Treasurer. Each finalists' school library will receive a set of the Young Patriot Series Indiana Collection, which is donated annually by Patria Press.

LEU Opportunity Days

Register today for one of seven LEU Opportunity Days at a location near you:

When: January 12 @ 9:00 AM
Where: Indiana State Library

When: February 7 @ 9:30 AM
Where: Jasper-Dubois County Library, Ferdinand Branch

When: February 21 @ 9:30 AM
Where: Vigo County PL

When: February 28 @ 10:00AM
Where: Batesville Memorial PL

When: March 14 @ 10:00 AM
Where: Kendallville PL

When: March 21 @ 10:00 AM    (Central Time Zone)
Where: Jasper County Public Library - Wheatfield

When: March 29 @ 10:00 AM
Where: Tippecanoe Co. PL

Upcoming Workshops, Meetings & Events

Certification Overview
When: January 6 @ 1:00 PM
Where: Live Webinar

Evergreen Indiana Introduction Cataloguing
When: January 11 @ 10:00 AM
Where: Indiana State Library

Evergreen Indiana Admin/ Reports Training
When: January 11 @ 2:00 PM
Where: Indiana State Library

LEU Day 2012
When: January 12 @ 9:00 AM
Where: Indiana State Library

Evergreen Indiana Circulation Training
When: January 19 @ 9:00 AM
Where: Indiana State Library

When: January 24 @ 2:00 PM
Where: Live Webinar

Advanced INSPIRE Business Resources
When: February 7 @ 2:00 PM
Where: Live Webinar

Deadline for LSTA Grant Applications
When: February 10 @ 11:59 PM

Evergreen Indiana Overview
When: February 23 @ 10:00 AM
Where: Live Webinar

Discovery to Deliver III: Resource Sharing Core Service 
When: March 9 @ 9:00 AM
Where: Ball St. University

Evergreen International Conference
When: April 25-29
Where: Indianapolis

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