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The Wednesday Word: News from the Indiana State Library

In This Issue

  1. LYRASIS Talks Member Services, New IN Reps

  2. IMLS Hosting Webinar on Helping Job Seekers

  3. IPLA Town Hall Meeting Scheduled for August 17

More Library News:


Brazil Times

Partnership aims to digitize Civil War items

Evansville Courier & Press

Beloved librarian's death stills voice for literacy

Evansville Courier & Press

Electrical problem cuts short bookmobile summer schedule

Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

Library to broaden lawsuit

Gary Post-Tribune

Library remonstrance period over in Crown Point

Gary Post-Tribune

Library goes to Hawaii

Greencastle Banner-Graphic

PCPL plans upgrade for online catalog

Huntington County TAB

Andrews library reminds residents to fill out income survey postcards

Indianapolis Star

Too many losses on the books

Indianapolis Star

Pittsboro boy wins National Braille Challenge

Lafayette Journal & Courier

'They eat this stuff up

Muncie Star Press

Cookbook nurtures Henry County library

Muncie Star Press

Yorktown lib. takes reciprocal borrowing survey

Northwest Indiana Shopper Online

Library Grant for Wireless Internet

Northwest Indiana Times

Proposed CP library may have cleared hurdle

Northwest Indiana Times

CP library makes splash with reading programs

Richmond Palladium Item

Soc. of IN Pioneers seeks founders nominations

South Bend Tribune

Summer readers awarded

Winchester News-Gazette

Union City P.L. goes green, automated


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LYRASIS Talks Member Services, New IN Reps

LYRASISCourtesy of Eric Zino, LYRASIS

Did you know that all Indiana Libraries are LYRASIS Group Member Affiliates and can participate in the benefits of LYRASIS membership by virtue of Indiana State Libraryís partnership and status as a LYRASIS Group Member? Itís true - find out today what LYRASIS can do for you! Dedicated staff at LYRASIS are waiting to talk to you about discounts on library products and databases, professional development, digitization and preservation assistance, consulting services, and much more! For further information regarding any of the services mentioned here, available to you at LYRASIS member rates, Indiana Libraries can contact Eric Zino, Member Products and Services Consultant for the state of Indiana, and John Yorio, one of LYRASISí Regional Support Specialists.

Eric Zino has 4+ years of library network experience consulting with and finding resources for libraries, first with PALINET and now with LYRASIS.  He is a librarian from New Jersey whose most recent library appointment was as the Assistant Director of the Burlington County College library in New Jersey. Please contact Eric with any inquires about products and services available through LYRASIS. 

John Yorio  has 2+ years of library network experience providing assistance for invoice and billing questions, access issues, account maintenance and providing quotes. He comes to LYRASIS with over a decade of customer service experience and is a librarian from the state of Pennsylvania.  

IMLS Hosting Webinar on Helping Job Seekers

IMLS: Helping Job Seekers WebinarIndiana library professionals are invited to participate in a free webinar, Helping Job Seekers: Using Electronic Tools and Federal Resource. The Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration will provide an overview of the public workforce system and present the electronic tools most helpful to library staff who assists unemployed workers.

Participants will also learn how to direct patrons to the right tools for their needs and to find local Workforce System partners. The presentation will include an online tour of the O*NET System, and America's Service Locator as well as occupational crosswalks, job search and resume preparation, and state job banks and labor market information.

The Helping Job Seekers webinar is scheduled for August 11 from 2-3:30 p.m. ET. Registration is required and is currently available via Webjunction.

IPLA Town Hall Meeting Scheduled for August 17

Indiana Public Library AssociationThe Indiana Public Library Association has scheduled a Town Hall Meeting for Tuesday, August 17th, at 1:00 p.m. (EDT) to update public librarians and their supporters about several issues currently affecting public libraries. Sarah Later, of the ILF Legislative Committee, will address the group about the upcoming legislative session, and Larry DeBoer, of Purdue University will talk about the impact of tax caps on Indiana libraries. 

The two-hour Town Hall Meeting will be simulcast at twelve sites around the state.  Registration and further info is available on the IPLA Website.

Indiana Library Jobs

View new job postings from the Indiana State Library and elsewhere via Jobs in Indiana Libraries on WJ-IN

Upcoming Events
& Workshops

Evergreen Indiana
When: Tue., August 3
@ 1:00 PM
Where: State Library

Planning a Digitization Project
When: Tue., August 10
@ 1:00 PM
Where: State Library

Newspaper Digitization Projects
When: Tue., August 11
@ 1:00 PM
Where: State Library

When: Wed., August 11, @ 10:00 PA
Where: Jackson Co. PL Overview
When: Wed., August 11, @ 11:00 AM
Where: Jackson Co. PL

When: Wed., August 11, @ Noon
Where: Jackson Co. PL

Basics of Scanning
When: Tue., August 12
@ 9:30 AM
Where: State Library

Metadata for Beginners
When: Tue., August 12
@ 1:00 PM
Where: State Library

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