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The Wednesday Word: Library News from Around Indiana

In This Issue

  1. Apply Now for 2013 Library Leadership Academy

  2. EdCamp Indy Offers Day of Learning, Fun for School Librarians

  3. Weekly Notes & Updates

More Library News

Anderson Herald Bulletin
Pack to bring legendary P.T. Barnum to life
Anderson Herald Bulletin
Beth Oljace, who do you think you are?
Associated Press
Publisher speeds up e-book access for libraries
Evansville Courier & Press
Books offer shared path to understanding for readers
Greencastle Banner Graphic
Oh, What a Day
Greensburg Daily News
Teenagers test artistic talents
Indiana Daily Student
Lilly Library changing hands
Indianapolis Sky Blue Window
Kokomo Tribune
Snapshot XTRA: Books we checked out
La Porte Herald Argus
Library microfilm will get temporary fix
New Castle Courier-Times
From 'Rose City' to ruins
Northwest Indiana Times
Thomas library staff present program on raising fowl at home
Rushville Republican
RPL open house set for April 14, Kicks off new capital project campaign
Rushville Republican
“Block Party” Wednesday for children
South Bend Tribune
'Killer Angels' chosen for One Book
Terre Haute Tribune Star
Iditarod racer to relate her experiences from dog sled race
Vincennes Sun Commercial
Save Time, Come to the Library
Vincennes Sun Commercial
Historical records getting modern treatment
WTHI-TV (Terre Haute)
Library Plans Project, Oldest Section Set For Upgrade for Young Patrons

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Apply Now for 2013 Library Leadership Academy

Indiana Library Leadership AcademyThe 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.

Members of the Indiana State Library Professional Development Committee will review all applications as part of a competitive selection process. Only applications completed by the deadline, including all letters of reference, and meet the following criteria will be considered.

  • Any applicants who are currently employed must obtain permission from their employer to participate.
  • Participants are expected contribute in each meeting, workshop, or seminar, in addition to being a leader in their community or in the greater library community through the capstone project.  Each participant is expected to continue to participate in the program as a mentor and a guest speaker in subsequent years of the program.
  • Cohorts are expected to pay Academy tuition of $150. The Indiana State Library will subsidize the rest of program costs (approximately $2,000 per cohort). Cohorts may seek local grant or scholarship funding to cover their portion of the costs.
  • Each participant may apply for up to $160 reimbursement to cover travel to face-to-face meetings.  Mileage will be reimbursed at the State rate (currently $0.44/mile from city to city.) 

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.

EdCamp Indy Offers Day of Learning, Fun for School Librarians

EdCamp IndyRegistration is now open for EdCamp Indy at Franklin High School on Thursday, June 6, 2013. EdCamps are great professional development for teachers, librarians, and administrators. EdCamps are free and Professional Growth Points (PGPs) are available. Possible topics include: IPads in the Classroom; Things That Suck!; and Common Core: It's Coming (or is it?).

Grab a friend, get registered, and plan on joining the Association of Indiana School Library Educators (AISLE) and the Indiana Computer Educators (ICE) for a great day of conversation and learning! Also, visit to learn more about EdCamps , including a complete listing of nationwide events.

Weekly Notes & Updates

Notre Dame's Mak Wins National Library Award
Collette G. Mak, head of resource access and delivery at the University of Notre Dame, is the winner of the 2013 Virginia Boucher-OCLC Distinguished ILL Librarian Award for outstanding professional achievement, leadership and contributions to interlibrary loan and document delivery. Mak was selected for her exceptional and sustained contributions to resource sharing, data analysis and her dedication to education and training for interlibrary loan practitioners. Sponsored by OCLC, Mak will receive $2,000 and a citation.
(Courtesy of American Libraries Magazine)

Three Days Remain to Register for GID13, Earn Free LEUs
Register by this Friday, April 5, 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.

State Library Welcomes New SW Indiana Regional Coordinator
This week Shirdellah (Shir) Groulx joined the State Library's Professional Development Office team as its new Southwestern Regional Coordinator. Click here for an updated service area map for PDO Regional Coordinators.

Date Set for Institutional Libraries Spring Workshop

The 2013 Institutional Libraries Spring Workshop will be held on Monday, May 13 in Indianapolis . Insitutional library staff will have an opportunity to build their collections at the Indianapolis Public Library book sale in the morning. The afternoon will be dedicated to legal and financial literacy presentations, group discussion on collection development and time for networking.

Register today via the WebJunction Indiana Calendar of Events.

Upcoming Workshops,
Events & Important Dates

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 HS 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 PL

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 Ready to Read 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

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