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  1. Indiana University Libraries Unveils Indiana Authors Database

  2. College Prep Campaign Offers Resources for Indiana Libraries

  3. Weekly Notes, Opportunities & Important Dates

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Associated Press
Simon & Schuster to offer e-books to libraries
Brazil Times
National Library Week coming soon
Bourbon News-Mirror
BPL celebrating National Library Week April 14-19
Crawfordsville Journal Review
Talking Books Help Blind Crafters Keep Up
Gary Post-Tribune
New Griffith library branch focuses on technology
Greencastle Banner-Graphic
National Library Week is a time to celebrate
Greensburg Daily News
Chargers sweep ‘Battle of the Books’
Goshen News
Impact of property tax caps puts city in a spot with growth
Hendricks County Flyer
Library to show radio wars documentary
Lafayette Journal & Courier
Exhibition documents artist's life in a drawing a day
Lafayette Journal & Courier
Impact of Attica layoffs grow
Logansport Pharos-Tribune
A new chapter: Galveston Library looks to remodel
Muncie Star Press
Find hidden treasures at New Castle Library this week
Northwest Indiana Times
Libraries serve vital needs in digital age
Northwest Indiana Times
Lake County Public Library's gala unveiling showcases Merrillville renovations
Northwest Indiana Times
Council may reconsider Hammond Public Library funding request
Richmond Palladium Item
Food will be accepted for library fines this week
Richmond Palladium Item
Lemonade Day's beginnings can be traced back to a turtle
Shelbyville News
Library hopes donors 'hang in' for restorations
Vincennes Sun Commercial
Celebrate National Library Week April 14-20
Vincennes Sun Commercial
Library gets a lot of help from its friends
WTHI-TV (Vincennes)
Old Library Clears Hurdle

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Indiana University Libraries Unveils Indiana Authors Database

Indiana Authors and Their BooksCourtesy of Indiana University Libraries

An Indiana University Libraries project now enables everyone to research Hoosier authors and their bibliographies online, as well as access hundreds of digitized books. Conceived years ago and funded in 2006 by a Library Services and Technology Act grant through the Indiana State Library, the "Indiana Authors and Their Books" project oversaw digitization of a three-volume reference set published by Wabash College that covers nearly 200 years of Indiana's literary history. The books include authors who were born, raised or educated in Indiana, or who lived in the state for a major portion of their lives.

The website hosted by IU Libraries includes more than 7,000 author entries and nearly 21,000 book citations. It links directly to about 400 digitized copies of selected titles and allows users to search for remaining titles via external services like Google Books, WorldCat, Hathi Trust Digital Library and the Libraries' online catalog, IUCAT.

Entries range from well-known authors such as James Whitcomb Riley, Booth Tarkington and Gene Stratton Porter to the lesser known, such as an entry for Ethel Mathilda Green Adams, a public schoolteacher who wrote a book about musical understanding in the 1960s. In addition to works of literature, there are a number of nonfiction works including histories of local towns, counties and churches. These sources, and a handful of regimental histories dating to the Civil War, are a genealogical gold mine.

"Our hard work on this project has created a really rich resource that is already receiving more than 28,000 unique visits per month from users," digital projects and usability librarian Michelle Dalmau said in a recent release. "I see it as an important K-12 tool, while it can also assist scholars who are researching more obscure authors. Users are able to browse by author, book title or publication date, creating possibilities for deep textual analysis."

College Prep Campaign Offers Resources for Indiana Libraries

KnowHow2GO Indiana Sponsored by Learn More Indiana, KnowHow2GO Indiana is all about preparing for the future with practical (and fun) experiences that help students learn about careers, explore college options and stay engaged in learning all summer long. This year, Learn More Indiana is unveiling new resources, including K-12 pre-planned workshops on careers, printer-friendly activities, a calendar of summer events across the state, and more.

All organizations that connect with youth in the summer (including libraries) are invited to fill out their brief survey to request free materials and learn more about a $1,000 grant opportunity. Please fill out the survey before May 1, 2013.

Learn More Indiana kicks off the state’s annual KnowHow2GO Indiana campaign each summer to help Hoosier students of all ages prepare for college completion and career success. KnowHow2GO Indiana offers comprehensive goals with practical steps for students. Explore the site to find helpful tips, events, contests and more.

Weekly Notes, Opportunities & Important Dates

Library Copyright Alliance Issues Legal Brief on “Right of First Sale”
On March 19, 2013, the US Supreme Court decided Kirtsaeng v. Wiley in a manner that favorably resolves the uncertainty concerning the applicability of the “first sale doctrine” to copies manufactured abroad. This ruling eliminates any doubt about a library’s ability to circulate books and other materials manufactured outside of the United States. By a 6 to 3 vote, the Supreme Court ruled that the first sale doctrine applies to non-infringing copies, regardless of where they are made. This means that libraries throughout the country can continue their existing purchasing and circulation practices with new confidence that they will not infringe copyright by doing so. At the same time, it is possible that rights holders may request Congress to enact legislation overturning the decision...(read Jonathan Band's brief in its entirety)

Borger Appointed to the Evergreen International Oversight Board
Indiana State Library Professional Development Office Supervisor Shauna Borger was recently named to the Evergreen International Oversight Board. The Board is the executive team of the Evergreen software project that makes guiding decisions and leads the project forward. The goal of the Board is to: promote, support, and advance the development of the Evergreen software; support and facilitate the growth of the international community of Evergreen users; and foster and protect the Evergreen assets.

Preliminary Schedule Released for 2013 Indiana Broadband Summit
A preliminary schedule is now available for the 2013 Indiana Broadband Summit at the Indiana State Library on May 30th. The Summit will cover broadband accessibility and connectivity from both a statewide and national perspective. Sessions will be led by Indiana's Geographic Information Officer, ENA and Urban Libraries Council. The Summit will also discuss the Building Digital Communities Framework from the Institute of Museum & Library Services. The Summit will offer a free lunch and several free LEUs, but space is limited so register today.

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.

Upcoming Workshops,
Events & Important Dates

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 R2R 2nd Edition
When: April 29 @ 9:30 AM
Where: Crawfordsville District PL

EdCamp Fort Wayne
When: May 1 @ 8:00 AM
Where: New Tech Academy @ Wayne High School

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

Libraries & Pinterest
When: May 8 @ 10:00 AM
Where: Akron Carnegie Public Library

Facebook @ your library
When: May 8 @ 11:00 AM
Where: Akron Carnegie Public Library

Every Child R2R 2nd Edition
When: May 13 @ 9:00 AM
Where: Monticello-Union Township Public Library

Institutional 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

EdCamp Indy
When: June 6
Where: Franklin High School

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