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In This Issue

  1. Celebrate Preservation Week with LYRASIS, ALA

  2. Target Grants Support Early Childhood Reading

  3. Indiana Humanities Debuts New Brand, Logo

More Library News

Associated Press

Three Indiana sites to have redistricting computers

Evansville Courier & Press

Online texts growing in popularity in schools

Gary Post-Tribune

Gary’s main library closing

Gary Post-Tribune

Suit says library board in EC acted improperly

Greene County Daily World

Linton Library looking at long-range planning

Indianapolis Star

Kroger's $3.8M promise of books, arts, help to Indianapolis school children

Indianapolis Star

College tours give IPS students, parents a taste of higher ed

Kokomo Tribune

Howard County Reads seeks book suggestions

Northwest Indiana Times

Former E.C. library officials sue over ousters

Northwest Indiana Times

East Chicago library gets scrubbing

Northwest Indiana Times

New book profiles Indiana's Supreme Court justices

Northwest Indiana Times

MARK KIESLING: End of the line for E.C. gravy train

Northwest Indiana Times

Grand jury joins E.C. library investigation

Richmond Palladium-Item

Library director retiring after 25 years on job

South Bend Tribune

St. Joseph County Public Library to hire fundraiser

South Bend Tribune

'One Book' project sets sights on the stars

Warsaw Times-Union

Court Upholds Restraining Order In Rhodes Hearing

Warsaw Times-Union

Warsaw Community Public Library Sets New Hours


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Celebrate Preservation Week with LYRASIS, ALA

Preservation Week: April 24-30The ALA's second annual Preservation Week is April 24 through 30 and is a time to recognize the critical role libraries play in preservation. This is a great opportunity for all libraries to get involved and connect with other libraries and cultural heritage institutions who are devoted to preserving our collections for generations to come. Last year, over 65 events took place nationwide. You can view the 2010 Preservation Week Events in the U.S. in Google Maps.

The ALA's Association for Library Collections & Technical Services has great event-planning toolkits and preservation resources available online and also offers these easy tips to get involved:

LYRASIS also supports your work to ensure the long-term viability and accessibility of your collections by hosting Advocate for Your Collections in honor of Preservation Week 2011. This free lunch and learn webinar will highlight the ways we can advocate for the future care of our collections, as well as discuss the existing preservation efforts you may already have underway. Click here to join LYRASIS Digital & Preservation Services on April 27 at 12:00 p.m. (EDT) for this free one-hour webinar.

Target Grants Support Early Childhood Reading

Target Store Grant ProgramEvery year, Target provides grants to K-12 schools , libraries and other nonprofit organizations that provide reading and arts programs for children and youth. Target Early Childhood Reading Grants are awarded to support programs such as after-school reading events and weekend book clubs. Grants are intended to support programs that help foster a love of reading and encourage children to read with their families.

Target Arts and Culture in Schools Grants are intended to enhance classroom curricula by bringing music, dance, drama, and visual arts programs into the classroom. These grants are designed to help bring performers to schools so children can experience the arts and learn new forms of self-expression.

Grants in both funding categories will be for $2,000 each. Eligible applicants are nonprofit organizations, schools, libraries, and public agencies. Visit the Target website for complete program guidelines and to submit an online application.

Indiana Humanities Debuts New Brand, Logo

Indiana HumanitiesIndiana Humanities has officially dropped the word “council” from its name and adopted a new identity and logo to better reflect the organization’s mission and its role in the statewide community. The organization recently debuted its new brand and logo, which translates throughout their updated website.

Tomorrow is Final Chance to Join Gateway Trainers Project

Beginning this summer all local units of government will be required to submit their budgets online using the Indiana Gateway for Local Government Units, a web-based data reporting system. The Indiana State Library and the DLGF are partnering to offer librarians the opportunity to become Gateway Trainers and to provide leaders in their local communities with this valuable service.

If your library is interested in being a Gateway Trainer, contact Wendy Knapp to register for the program webinar.


America is Changing: Accessing 2010 Census Data
When: March 31 - Session I @ 9:30 AM: Session II @ 1:30 PM
Where: Indiana State Library

Society of Indiana Archivists Annual Meeting
When: April 1 & 2
Where: Indiana Historical Society

Money Smart Week
When: April 2-9

Evergreen 2.0 Features
When: April 5 @ 10:00 AM & 2:00 PM

When: April 6 @ 10:00 AM & 2:00 PM
Where: Live Online

Southwest Indiana Youth Services Roundtable
When: April 7 @ 9:00 AM
Where: Ohio Township Public Library

ILF District Conferences
When: 8:30 AM (local time)
Where: Multiple Locations
District 6         4/27: District 8
5/03: District 1       5/12: District5/7     5/13: District 2         5/20: District 4

Moving Library Cooperation Web Scale
When: April 13, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Indiana State Library

Evergreen Circulation Training
When: April 14 @ 1:00 PM
Where: Indiana State Library

Indiana Genealogical Society Annual Conference
When: April 16
Where: Fort Benjamin Harrison

8th Annual Copyright Conference
When: April 20
Where: Ball State University

ALA's Preservation Week
When: April 24-30

AISLE Survive Conference
When: June 14
Where: Ben Davis HS - Indianapolis

View free LEU opportunities from LYRASIS & WJ-IN


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