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  1. State Librarian Appointed Federal Depository Library Council

  2. Aggregate Copy Paper Event Offers Savings for Indiana Libraries

  3. Trine Librarian Receives National Recognition, ISL Hires Supervisor

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Associated Press
Vonnegut library part of initiative with military 
Elkhart Truth
New library with historical resources opening at museum in Bristol
Evansville Courier & Press
The 'One Book' community is reading details of the lives of 'hidden' Americans
Greencastle Banner Graphic
Library 'Books That Made a Difference' series to resume with Mills, Wilson on April 15
Greene County Daily World
Staff, parents concerned about cut in hours 
Greene County Daily World
Bloomfield library to host photography contest 
Indianapolis Star
Hollywood helps revive interest in books
Kokomo Tribune
Former Kokomo resident wins sci-fi writing contest
Kokomo Tribune
Read along with 'Reads'
Lafayette Journal & Courier
West Lafayette library program makes world a storybook
Muncie Star Press
'World Book Night' hopes to turn non-readers into literature fans
Muncie Star Press
Event helps residents fill in family tree
New Castle Courier-Times
Lincoln Funeral Train book author to share his journey
Northwest Indiana Times
Branch library renovations spawn cafe-vending area, gallery, local history room
Northwest Indiana Times
Lowell Public Library budget certified; no cuts planned
Northwest Indiana Times
East Chicago Public Library to honor William Passmore
Princeton Daily Clarion
Library journey marks milestone
Pulaski Post
Library expands digital collection with free music, magazines
Shelbyville News
Keep your cool, win library competition
South Bend Tribune
Taxpayer checks found in unexpected place
Washington Times Herald
Reading is fundamental

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State Librarian Appointed Federal Depository Library Council

FDLP: Depository Library CouncilActing Public Printer Davita Vance-Cooks of the Government Printing Office (GPO) recently announced the appointment of Roberta L. Brooker (bio), State Librarian of Indiana, and four other new members to the Depository Library Council (DLC). Her term will begin June 1, 2013 and last through May 31, 2016.

“This new group of librarians brings decades of experience and strong leadership to the Depository Library Council,” said Acting Public Printer Davita Vance-Cooks in a recent release. “I look forward to working with each of them and their Council colleagues to advise us on the changing needs of the Federal Depository Library Program as we develop a national plan for the FDLP in the digital age.”

The Council, composed of 15 members each of whom serves a three year term, advises the Public Printer on policy matters relating to the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP). The FDLP provides the public with access to authentic, published information from all three branches of the Federal Government in print and electronic formats through partnerships with approximately 1,200 libraries nationwide ranging from small public libraries to large research universities.

"I would like to thank Public Printer Davita Vance-Cooks and the Government Printing Office for this great honor to serve on the Depository Library Council," said Brooker. "Having worked with government documents for decades, I look forward to sharing my experience and insight with Council."

Aggregate Copy Paper Event Offers Savings for Indiana Libraries Indiana libraries are invited to take part in the second demand aggregation event for copy paper through LibraryIndiana, a partnership between IDOA and the Indiana State Library. The volumes collected in this event will be included in a Central Indiana Education Service Center (CIESC) copy paper solicitation and will leverage K12 and library entity volumes to secure deep discounts on standard and specialty copy paper.

Over the last year, participating K12 entities have realized up to 32% in savings and libraries have realized up to 73% in savings by participating in these cooperative purchasing events. Smaller libraries that do not the minimum quantities required by this cooperative purchase are encouraged to pool resources with area schools to take advantage of these deep discounts. Libraries that would like to participate can order through from April 8 - April 19. Participation in this cooperative purchasing strategy is a commitment to buy and participants will be required to purchase by the end of the agreement’s term.

Since only one response per entity can be given we have sent this invitation to registered school business offices and library directors. If you are a public library director seeking to give response rights to another individual on staff, please email to  If you are interested in participating but do not have a username or password, please send an email to

Please view this instructional video for more information about participating in this money-saving event. Visit to learn more about the hundreds of procurement opportunities available for Indiana libraries.

Trine Librarian Receives National Recognition, ISL Hires Supervisor

Trine University Librarian Named 2013 LJ Mover & Shaker
Lauren Magnuson, senior information services librarian at Trine University, was recently named one of Library Journal's "2013 Movers & Shakers." In addition to supervising the library’s web presence, overseeing student workers, and managing the collection, Magnuson took the lead in creating bi-semester newsletters, making personal visits to faculty, and constantly hustling to arrange information literacy sessions with departments as diverse as criminal justice, humanities, mathematics, exercise science, and education.

Among her achievements in the past year, she’s hosted a design workshop in PowerPoint; developed library guides for first-year engineers; taught information literacy as an “embedded librarian” in a basic English course; created an extensive LibGuides page for technical communications students (who told their instructor it “saved” them); served on a four-person team to improve information fluency with ancient studies (and developed a wiki for it); and drafted a grant proposal on digital literacy both for the university and community. Read more about Magnuson's achievements here...

State Library Welcomes New Manuscripts Collection Supervisor
The State Library recently welcomed Bethany Fiechter as its new Manuscripts & Rare Books Collection Supervisor. She most previously worked at Ball State University as an Archivist for Manuscript and Digital Collections. Fiechter received her MLS with a specialization in Archives and Records Management from Indiana University-Bloomington in 2010.

Apply Now for the 2013 Library Leadership Academy

The Indiana State Library and its Professional Development Committee are now accepting applications for the 2013 Indiana Librarian Leadership Academy. The Professional Development Committee established the Academy to prepare emerging library leaders for 21st-Century challenges. Library leaders of all backgrounds, with all kinds of experience, and in all types of libraries are encouraged to apply for the 2nd-annual program.

The deadline to submit the online application is 5/12/2013. Please contact Emily Schaber, Certification Program Consultant, at 317-234-6217 or for more information.

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Every Child R2R 2nd Edition
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Readers Advisory Training for Youth Librarians
When: May 3 @ 10:00 AM
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Every Child R2R 2nd Edition
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Institutional Libraries Spring Workshop
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Where: Indianapolis Public Library Service Center/Indiana State Library

Indiana Broadband Summit
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When: June 6
Where: Franklin High School

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