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  1. Keynote, Workshops Finalized for 21st Century Literacy Days

  2. Nominations Being Accepted for Annual 'I love My Librarian' Award

  3. Middlebury Librarian Wins National Graphic Novel Award

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Keynote, Workshops Finalized for 21st Century Literacy Days

21st Century Literacy DaysThe keynote speaker and workshops have been finalized for next month's 21st Century Literacy events in Indianapolis (8/1), Kokomo (8/9) or Columbus (8/16). Headlining each event is Ann Sanders, library consultant and former Federal Regional Depository Librarian for the state of Michigan. She plans to present valuable information on the timely topic of government documents and how your library can provide this valuable information within your community.

The FREE, day-long workshops offer a unique professional development experience and opportunity to earn four LEUs in areas such as government, legal, health, early childhood, and adult literacy. Attendees can choose from a total of 12 unique workshops scheduled throughout four sessions at each event. If that's not great enough, lunch will be provided for each person in attendance.

Click here for more information or to register for one or more of the August 21st Century Literacy Days.

Nominations Being Accepted for Annual 'I love My Librarian' Award

I love my Librarian AwardNominations for the 2013 Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award recently opened during the American Library Association Annual Conference. The award invites library users nationwide to recognize the accomplishments of librarians in public, school, college, community college and university libraries for their efforts to improve the lives of people in their community. Nominations will run through Sept. 6 and are being accepted online at

Up to 10 librarians will be selected and will receive a $5,000 cash award, a plaque and a travel stipend to attend the awards ceremony and reception in New York, hosted by The New York Times. For more information or to submit a nomination, please visit

Middlebury Librarian Wins National Graphic Novel Award

Congratulations to Beth Adcock of Middlebury Community Public Library on being awarded the second-annual Will Eisner Graphic Novel Award for Libraries. Beth is one of three winners nationwide who will receive a collection of the graphic novels nominated for the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, a $2000 voucher to purchase graphic novels and a $1000 to host a comics-related event at their libraries...Read More

Welcome New Public Library Directors

Please join the State Library in welcoming the following new public library directors.

June Kruer, Director, Charlestown-Clark County Public Library

Dana Melton, Director, Swayzee Public Library

Jennifer White, Interim Director, Linton Public Library

Best of luck to you all!

Upcoming Workshops,
Events & Important Dates

Library Law Workshop Series

July 9: 1:00–2:00p.m.
Legal Issues in E-Content

July 9: 2:30–3:30p.m.
ADA Accessibility as it applies to Government Programs and Services

July 17: 1:00–2:00p.m.
Library Behavior Policies

July 17: 2:30–3:30p.m.

July 31: 1:00– 2:00p.m.
Family Medical Leave Act

July 31: 2:30–3:30p.m.
Fair Labor Standards Act

ILF Reference Division Conference
When: August 6
Where: Flagship Center - Anderson

National Conference of African American Librarians
When: August 7-11
Where: Cincinnati/Northern KY

2013 CYPD Conference
When: August 25 & 26
Where: Marriott East - Indianapolis

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