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In This Issue

  1. Register Today for the Library Career Expo

  2. Website Connects Kids to Healthy Living Resources

  3. IHB Offers Savings on Documentary DVD's

More Library News:

Chesterton Tribune
Proposed amendment to library bill would give voters final say
Gary Post Tribune
Region lawmakers find their voices
Gary Post Tribune

Lake County libraries oppose consolidation

Indiana Statesman

Opinion: Taking books off the shelves

Indy Star

Library wins AWE grant

Indy Star

Library bill approved by Indiana Senate
Kokomo Tribune
Trines want library to expand
Kokomo Tribune

Mayor backing library plans
Lafayette Journal & Courier
Key bills: Where they stand
Marion Chronicle Tribune

Op-Ed: Pub. libraries face new danger
Muncie Star Press

Senate, but not Errington, approves township bill
Northwest Indiana Times

Library bill includes voter opt-out
Richmond Palladium-Item

Libraries seek volunteers to assist unemployment filers
Terre Haute Tribune Star

Editorial: Fallout of property tax caps
Terre Haute Tribune Star

Vigo Public Library Meadows branch becomes first to close

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Register Today for the Library Career Expo on March 5th

Library Career ExpoThe Indiana State Library, the Indiana University School of Library and Information Science, (SLIS) and the IVY Tech Library Technical Assistant (LTA) invites high school seniors, collegians, library employees, and library professionals to come take a closer look at the myriad of educational and professional library opportunities available in Indiana at the inaugural Library Career Expo.


The Expo, entitled “Indiana Librarianship in the 21st Century,” takes place on Thursday, March 5, 2009 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (EST) at the IUPUI Main Library in Indianapolis. Attendees may participate in equivalent morning (9:30 a.m. to 12:50 p.m.) or afternoon (1:10 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.) sessions in which they may attend 4 of 7 unique discussions led by leaders in the library field. The Expo is free and open to the general public. 


The purpose of the Library Career Expo is to raise awareness of librarianship and career opportunities among Indiana residents. Each discussion will provide insight on a professional or educational subject matter. These topics include:

  • Public Libraries Discussion
  • Special Libraries Discussion
  • Academic Libraries Discussion
  • School Libraries Discussion
  • Current MLS and LTA Students/Recent Grads Sharing Experiences
  • Q&A with Lorelle Swader, Office for Human Resources Development and Recruitment at ALA, and SLIS Alumni Board member.

Participants will also have an exclusive opportunity to interact with the library employees, potential employers, and college education providers that will be located in the expo hall throughout the day.


Registration for either the morning or afternoon Library Career Expo sessions is available online on the Webjunction Indiana Calendar of Events. The event is listed on March 5 where you may select either the morning or afternoon session.  You can also register or get more Expo information by contacting Marcia Smith-Woodard at; (317) 232-3719; or (800) 451-6028. Please register for the Expo by March 3rd.

New Website Connects Kids to Healthy Living Resources

GoTrybe IndianaGoTrybeIN is an online, interactive social community where children can interact with fitness, nutrition, and wellness content that supports their journey toward living healthfully. Through a grant from the National Governor’s Association, the Indiana State Department of Health Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity and INShape Indiana are offering GoTrybeIN for free to all Indiana school-age youth, schools, and organizations serving youth through April 30, 2009. 

GoTrybeIN provides a wonderful opportunity for parents, professionals working with children, and anyone dedicated to decreasing childhood obesity to inspire children to move more and eat better.  Parents, mentors and educators can enjoy the content on this Website as a trybal elder or they can join the trybe of the age group with which they will be working. 

Please, go to GoTrybeIN and see how technology allows us to bring fitness instruction and healthy lifestyle information to today’s tech savvy youth.

Historical Bureau Offers Savings on Natural Heritage Documentary

The Natural Heritage of IndianaRecently, the Indiana Historical Bureau mailed each main public library a free copy of The Natural Heritage of Indiana. The two-disc, four-part DVD set produced by WFYI Indianapolis is now airing on PBS stations throughout Indiana. Additional DVD copies of the documentary (retail price $30.00) are available from the Indiana Historical Bureau to all Indiana libraries at the usual 25% discount.

To order The Natural Heritage of Indiana, contact Matt Allison at, 317-232-2535 (phone), 317-232-3728 (fax), or write to the Indiana Historical Bureau, 140 North Senate Avenue, Room 130, Indianapolis, IN 46204. 

For more information and resources about the entire Natural Heritage of Indiana website.