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In This Issue

  1. New Barcodes Track INfo Express Deliveries

  2. Genealogy-themed TV Series Debuts Friday

  3. Registration Ends Tomorrow for Library Career Expo

More Library News:


Anderson Herald Bulletin
Children greet tooth fairy, get screened
Brazil Times

New addition to Library came anonymously

Evansville Courier Press

EVSC schools celebrate literacy, Dr. Seuss' birthday
Evansville Courier Press

Zoo plans deep look into history
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

Library expanding self-checkout
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

Poetry jam tosses young a challenge
Gary Post-Tribune

Authors discuss motivations and inspirations at forum
Indianapolis Star

Ivy Tech will get needed parking and study space
Indianapolis Star

Library seeks to drum UP support
Kendallville News Sun

Railroad history at Kendallville Public Library
Kokomo Tribune

Library revisits user fees after Chrysler tax agreement
Lafayette Journal and Courier

Schools turn to Dr. Seuss for Read Across America
Richmond Palladium-Item

Dr. Seuss celebrated with events
South Bend Tribune

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New Barcodes Track INfo Express Deliveries

INfo Express: Delivery Services for Indiana LibrariesRecently, new barcodes were placed on all INfo Express mailing labels. This new feature allows for real-time tracking of packages en route through the INfo Express system. Since packages are routed based on information scanned from the barcode, please keep the following points in mind:

  • Verify accuracy of mailing labels - packages will only be routed to the library that corresponds with the barcode on the label.

  • Do not manipulate mailing labels - adjusting the size and/or shape of a label will disable scanners from reading barcodes correctly.

INfo Express customers can track shipped packages simply by contacting Mike Hicks, INfo Express Coordinator, at or (317) 232-3699. For more information about INfo Express, including shipping instructions, pricing information, and more, visit

Genealogy-themed TV Series Debuts Friday

Who Do You Think You Are?This Friday at 8:00 p.m. (EST) NBC will feature the series premier of "Who Do You Think You Are?"  The genealogy-themed show takes an up-close look inside the family history of some of today's most famous celebrities like Matthew Broderick, Lisa Kudrow, Spike Lee, Sarah Jessica Parker, Susan Sarandon, Brooke Shields and Emmitt Smith. is NBC's official partner for the series.

"Who Do You Think You Are?" is an adaptation of the award-winning hit British television documentary series. The seven-episode program will lead celebrities on a journey of self-discovery as they unearth their family trees that reveal surprising, inspiring and even tragic stories that are often linked to crucial events in American history.

From the California Gold Rush to the Salem witch trials, from European aristocracy to the beaches of Africa, and from the Civil War to the Holocaust, "Who Do You Think You Are?" will reveal the fabric of humanity through everyone's place in history. Each week, a different celebrity takes a journey into their family's past, traveling all over the world. Viewers are given an in-depth look into their favorite stars' family trees, and each episode will expose surprising facts and emotional encounters that will unlock people's emotions -- showing just how connected everyone is not only to the past, but to one another.

Registration Closes Tomorrow for Library Career Expo

Indiana Library Career Expo - March 6, 2010Tomorrow is the last day to register for the 2010 Indiana Library Career Expo. The second-annual event sponsored by the Indiana State Library and Indiana University School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) invites high school seniors, collegians, library employees, and library professionals to the IUPUI University Library in Indianapolis on Saturday, March 6, 2010 from 11:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (EST).

The event will feature several discussions and workshops led by leaders in the library field and a keynote presentation by Dr. Carla Hayden, Chief Executive Officer of the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore, MD. Certified public librarians will receive one (1) library education unit (LEU) for attending the keynote presentation. Additionally, attendees will have ample opportunity to network with library employees, potential employers, and college education providers throughout the day. 

For more information contact Barbara Albee at 317-278-2401 or Marcia Smith-Woodard at (317) 232-3719.

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