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The Wednesday Word: Library News from Around Indiana

In This Issue

  1. Just 10 Days Remain to Register for Government Information Day

  2. School Libraries Recognized with Month-long Celebration

  3. March News, Notes & Updates

More Library News

Culver Citizen
After-school food program starts in Culver
Greencastle Banner Graphic
Library looks to fix lingering issues 
Greencastle Banner Graphic
Musher's Iditarod chat helps warm up crowd at PCPL event 
Indianapolis Star
Center Grove lays off longtime media specialist; parents protest
Lafayette Journal & Courier
1913 Flood Exhibits in Central Indiana
Louisville Courier-Journal
New Albany Bicentennial event will combine history and style
Michigan City News Dispatch
Library celebrates a 'Jane Austen' weekend
Michigan City News Dispatch
Author talks Jane Austen at library
Muncie Star Press
Local librarian making impact on youth
Northwest Indiana Times
Hammond library supporters request council reconsider budget increase
Northwest Indiana Times
Contents of former C.P. library to go on auction block
Yorktown Press
Go on a 'Blind Date with a Book

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Just 10 Days Remain to Register for Government Information Day

Bill & Melinda Gates FoundationSign up today for a unique opportunity to engage with the state's and nation's leading information professionals while earning six free LEUs at Government Information Day on April 9th at the Indiana State Library. Well over 100 attendees have already registered for this great opportunity to share ideas and network with professionals who serve Hoosiers in hundreds of communities throughout the state.

The conference will feature keynote presentations, panel discussions, and concurrent break-out sessions. Notable presenters include:

  • Mary Alice Baish, Superintendent of Documents, Government Printing Office
  • Tony Fargo, IBJ Columnist, Associate Professor of Journalism & Director of the Center for International Media Law and Policy Studies, Indiana University
  • Stephen Laue, Information Services Specialist, Chicago Region, US Census
  • Connie Lawson, Indiana Secretary of State
  • Paul Reyes, Survey Statistician, Governments Division of the U.S. Census

Registration is required by Friday, April 5, 2013. Lunch will be available at the State Library for $10 or on your own. Visit for a complete conference schedule and destination information.

School Libraries Recognized with Month-long Celebration

Indiana Authors Award The American Association of School Librarians' (AASL) and school librarians across the nation are making preparations for School Library Month in April. School librarians are encouraged to create activities to help their school and local community celebrate the essential role that strong school library programs play in a student's educational career. The 2013 theme is "Communities matter @ your library®."

The AASL School Library Month Committee is busy planning activities and creating resources to help school librarians celebrate like Podcasts, Webinars, and a Video Contest. Click here for more information on the history of School Library Month including sample proclamations that can be used with local school boards, mayors, and local media.

National Library Weeks Coming April 14-20

This year's National Library Week is also coming in April and shares the "Communities Matter @ your library" theme with School Library Month. The annual celebration recognizes the contributions of our nation's libraries and librarians. This year's theme is designed to let patrons know that whether you are a job seeker looking for resources to land a new job, a parent looking for free activities for children or a student searching for your next favorite book, the library is there for them.

The ALA provides several resources to get your National Library Month promotions off the ground. They provide a complete lineup of customizable audio and print PSAs, proclamations, sample press releases, and letters-to-the-editor available in both English and Spanish. The ALA also offers programming advice, website graphics, calendars of events, and advocacy toolkits to help raise awareness of your National Library Week activities.

March News, Notes & Updates

Library Name Change
The Earl Park Public Library has officially changed its name to Earl Park-Richland Township Public Library

Retiring Director/New Library Director
Please join the State Library in offering best wishes to Vicki Cecil, Director of the Hartford City Public Library, who is retiring as of 3/31/2013. Eric Hinderliter, of the Van Buren Public Library, has been named as Ms. Cecil's successor at HCPL.

More Indiana Newspapers Added to Chronicling America
Last week, we reported that the Jasper Weekly Courier became the first Indiana publication to appear on Chronicling America . This week, six additional publications, all from Marshall County, debuted on the Library of Congress' database of historic American publications.

Unused WebJunction Learner Accounts Scheduled for Deactivation

Beginning April 1, WebJunction Indiana individual learner accounts that have not been used over the last year will be deactivated. These accounts will still exist but will need to be “turned back on” by the WebJunction support team.

As a reminder, all learners have one year to login to the course catalog before this happens.

Upcoming Workshops,
Events & Important Dates

Spring 2013 eIndiana Digital OverDrive
When: March 28 @ 10:00 AM
Where: Live Online

Southwest Youth Services Spring Roundtable
When: April 4 @ 10:00 AM
Where: Pike County Public Library

Government Information Day
When: April 9 @ 9:00 AM
Where: Indiana State Library

Readers Advisory Training for Youth Librarians
When: April 10 @ 2:00 PM
Where: New Castle Public Library

Customer Service in the Public Library
When: April 17 @ 10:00 AM
Where: Live Online

Midwest Archives Conference
When: April 18-20
Where: Hyatt Regency, Downtown Indy

Crossing Boundaries: Information Literacy from High School to College
When: April 25 @ 2:00 PM
Where: Live Online

Every Child Ready to Read 2nd Edition
When: April 29 @ 9:30 AM
Where: Crawfordsville District Public Library

Readers Advisory Training for Youth Librarians
When: May 3 @ 10:00 AM
Where: Evansville Vanderburg Public Library

Every Child Ready to Read 2nd Edition
When: May 13 @ 9:00 AM
Where: Monticello-Union Township Public Library

Institiutional Libraries Spring Workshop
When: May 13 @ 8:30 AM
Where: Indianapolis Public Library Service Center/Indiana State Library

Indiana Broadband Summit
When: May 30
Where: Indiana State Library

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