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Associated Press

Tourists plan trips to climb family trees 

Evansville Courier Press

Willard Library schedules annual Midnight Madness genealogy event 

Gary Post-Tribune

Board approves bonds to construct new library 

Gary Post-Tribune

Summer reading program kicks off with ice-carving demo 

Greenfield Daily Reporter

Mentoring by the book Teen volunteers encourage young readers

Indianapolis Star

Districts limited in keeping kids sharp during summer

Indianapolis Star

Library's reading program filled with fun

Indianapolis Star

Avon library's new room to promote local history

Indianapolis Star

Amazon John thrills audience with menagerie of creatures

Lafayette Journal & Courier

City chips in on WL library's garage repairs

Lafayette Journal & Courier

Rare coin will benefit Frankfort library

Lafayette Journal & Courier

Escape with a book this summer

LaPorte Herald Argus

More than a club

Montgomery County, The Paper of

Ladoga library preparing for an author visit

Montgomery County, The Paper of

Peanuts exhibit now open

Monticello Herald Journal

Nothing quiet about library concert series

Muncie Star Press

Summer reading program making waves at Muncie PL

Northwest Indiana Times

C.P. library financing clears hurdle

Shelbyville News

Happy campers Teens seek extra writing lessons

South Bend Tribune

Residents urge saving library's LaSalle Branch

South Bend Tribune

Efforts begin to stop LaSalle Branch closure

Zionsville Times Sentinel

Retired library director surprised with award


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Purdue Awarded $187,000 IMLS Grant

Purdue University: Continuing Education

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has awarded Purdue University a $187,000 Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program grant. Purdue received funding for its "Understanding Curation through the use of Data Curation Profiles" project, which will create a series of workshops to expand the expertise of academic librarians about data curation issues. Purdue Libraries cited that the needs of researchers and data producers are changing radically because of the disruptive effects of technology on research and its dissemination. The university's continuing education program will teach an estimated 370 librarians to be more effective data curators.

Purdue was one of 38 universities and library organizations nationwide to receive a Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program grant. IMLS awarded a total of $22,623,984 in grants that provide scholarships for students in masterís and doctoral programs in library and information science, support the research of early career faculty in graduate schools of library and information science, and provide continuing education opportunities to enhance the skills of practitioners in libraries and archives.

INSPIRE Webinars Added to Summer Workshop Series

WebJunction Indiana Online CalendarThe State Library has added two more INSPIRE 360 live webinars to this summer's workshop series. The webinars are scheduled for June 30 from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (EDT) and July 15 from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (EDT). The INSPIRE 360 workshops highlight the upcoming changes and upgrades to the INSPIRE interface, give an overview of INSPIRE resources, and engage in a Q&A session to close out the program. Each of the nine INSPIRE 360 workshops is worth two (2) Technology LEUs and registration is required via the WebJunction Indiana online calendar.

The PDO is also holding eight additional webinars covering recent additions of five Gale Databases and to the INSPIRE suite. Each webinar is worth one (1) Technology LEU. No pre-registration is required, but participants must sign in via the WebJunction Indiana calendar at least 10 minutes before the webinar begins.

Revisions Made to National Conference LEU Policy

Indiana Librarian CertificationBeginning July 1, 2010, there will be a new process for receiving library education units (LEUs) at national and international conferences.  This process should produce more opportunities to obtain LEUs and simplify the administrative process for both the conference provider and attendees.  Please verify the status of regional, state or local providers on the approved LEU providersí list prior to attending a workshop and conference.  If the provider is not on this list, they must apply for approval using the current LEU provider application process.

National and international conference providers will no longer be required to fill out the LEU provider application.  If the conference has not been previously approved and posted to the approved LEU providersí list, conference attendees will need to seek conference approval thirty (30) days prior to attending by emailing the Professional Development Office (PDO) at  Conference attendees must then keep track of their sessions using the national and international LEU form. This completed form, along with the conference registration and session synopsis, must be submitted to the PDO within 30 days to receive credit for LEUs.  PDO staff will review conference sessions and award LEUs on a case-by-case basis. Attendees of approved conference sessions will be awarded a certificate of completion for related LEUs and technology LEUs within 30 days of receipt of the national and international conference form. 

If you have any questions about this summerís INSPIRE workshop series or the changes to the LEU policy for national conferences, please contact the State Libraryís Professional Development Office at (800) 451-6028 or


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