View the Wednesday Word Online
The Wednesday Word: Library News from Around Indiana

In This Issue

  1. Statewide Panel Names 2011 Indiana Authors Award Winners

  2. Consortium Awarded LSTA Grant to Enhance eBook Service

More Library News

Chesterton Tribune

Porn, guns and aliens, Library Board gets a dose of social issues

Evansville Courier & Press

E-readers used as textbooks at UE

Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, library offer seminar

Fort Wayne News-Sentinel

Jump-start your genealogy Saturday at Fort Wayne Ancestry Day

Greencastle Banner-Graphic

System upgrade set for July 20 at Putnam County Public Library

Greene County Daily World

Bloomfield library hosts Books for Babies

Greenfield Reporter

Federal grant to help encourage reading, discussion

Greensburg Daily News

Fairgoers Flaunt What they Geek

Huntington County TAB

Andrews Library fine tunes grant application

Logansport Pharos-Tribune

Heat wave: Cass County hit by sweltering temperatures

Madison Courier

Local libraries join to offer e-books in Jefferson County

Muncie Star Press

Community celebrates reading with IPR's 'BookSpeak'

Northwest Indiana Times

Karate building leveled to pave way for C.P.'s new library

Northwest Indiana Times

Borders reaches out to East Chicago children through books

Rushville Republican

Donations sought to help paint local library

Seymour Tribune

Donate supplies, erase your fines

Shelbyville News

Residents seek ways to escape the heat

South Bend Tribune

Relics of transportation

Terre Haute Tribune Star

Rockville library collecting school supplies


Your library making news?
Email your news for inclusion in The Wednesday Word.


ISL Reference Hotline



Find us on:
Become a fan of the State Library on Facebook Follow the State Library on Twitter

Statewide Panel Names 2011 Authors Award Winners

2011 Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors AwardThe 2011 Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award in the National Author category will go to Hoosier author Margaret McMullan, along with a $10,000 prize. Helen Frost was named as the winner in the Regional Author category, earning her a $7,500 prize. The National and Regional recipients, along with finalists Micah Ling, Aaron Michael Morales and Bich Minh Nguyen in the Emerging Author category, were named last week by the ten-member Award Panel.

The annual Indiana Authors Award recognizes the contributions of Indiana authors to the literary landscape in Indiana and across the nation. Nominations were submitted in early spring for any published writer who was born in Indiana or has lived in Indiana for at least five years.

Award finalists in all three categories will be honored on October 29, 2011 at Central Library in downtown Indianapolis. The day’s events will include free public programs such as author lectures from this year’s Indiana Authors Award honorees, “how to get published” workshops for aspiring writers, and book sales and signings featuring authors from around the state. A ticketed Award Dinner and fundraiser benefiting the Library Foundation will follow that evening where the winner of the Emerging Author category will be named. McMullan will serve as the dinner’s keynote speaker. More information about the Award Dinner and public programs is available at

Consortium Awarded LSTA Grant to Enhance eBook Service

eIndiana Digital ConsortiumThe eIndiana Digital Consortium is the recent recipient of an LSTA Technology Grant to grow and enhance its eBook and audiobook catalogue due to the growing demand for the service. The goal of the project is to offer patrons a wider range of choices and increase the availability of titles by adding approximately 2,000 popular new eBooks.

The consortium currently consists of 31 Indiana public libraries. Members of Evergreen Indiana are eligible to join the consortium, which provides access to thousands of audiobooks, ebooks, video and music through OverDrive.

Interested libraries can contact Shauna Borger, Evergreen Indiana Coordinator, at for more information. For more information about the eIndiana Digital OverDrive Consortium, including holdings and current membership, visit

August 1 is Deadline to Register
for SHRAB Conferences

Registrations for the 2011 Indiana State Historic Records Advisory Board (SHRAB) conference series are due August 1, 2011. The workshops will be hosted at locations statewide and will focus will focus on different issues and skill sets, including the use of electronic records and digital repositories, appraisal, environmental considerations, as well as the utilization of social media. Each conference includes lunch and librarians can earn between 4 & 7 LEUs. For more information or to register, visit the SHRAB Conference Series website or contact the SHRAB at

Upcoming Events & Workshops

Advanced INSPIRE K-12
When: July 27 @ 2:00 PM-3:00 PM
Where: Live Online

SHRAB Summer Conference Series (Multiple Topics)
When: August 3, 5, 15, 19 & 24
Where: Multiple Locations

New Director's Workshop
When: August 4 @ 8:00 PM-3:30 PM
Where: Indiana State Library

ILF Reference Division Conf.
When: August 10 @ 9:00 AM
Where: Flagship Center - Anderson

Advanced INSPIRE Newspapers & Magazines
When: August 16 @ 2:00 PM
Where: Live Online

Director's Refresher Workshop
When: August 18 @ 8:00 PM-3:30 PM
Where: Indiana State Library

2011 CYPD Conference
When: August 28 & 29
Where: Indianapolis Marriott North

ACPL Library Camp 2011
When: September 16
Where: Allen County Public Library

Indiana Vision Expo/Walk
When: September 24 @ 9:00 AM
Where: Indiana State Library/ Downtown Canal - Indianapolis

Indiana Genealogy & Local History Fair
When: October 22 @ 9:00 AM
Where: Indiana State Library

View free LEU
opportunities from:

LYRASIS Product Discounts
WebJunction Indiana

© 2011 Indiana State Library. All rights reserved. The trademarks used herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.
Indiana State Library, 315 W. Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202.

The Wednesday Word is a free publication of the Indiana State Library, distributed weekly in an electronic format.
Past issues are archived at the State Library's Newsroom.

Untitled Document Untitled Document