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In This Issue

  1. Leadership Academy Kicks Off with Three-Day Retreat

  2. Dates, Events Set for 2012 Banned Books Week

  3. State Library to Renew Our Heroes' Tree Project

More Library News

Bourbon News-Mirror

Students brighten BPL

Culver Citizen

Dedication celebrates legacy of beloved teacher Lawson

Fort Wayne Daily News

EACS librarian honored by state library federation

Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

Approaches differ among publishers 

Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

Lending e-books has hit a snag at libraries 

Greene County Daily World

Linton library holds half-off book sale through Saturday

Huntington County TAB

Huntington library adds more online books

Jackson County Banner

Library board approves borrowing charges

LaPorte Herald Argus

Library patrons want more room, activities

Monticello Herald Republican

Art show funds endowment

New Castle Courier-Times

Getting started now on Our Heroes' Tree

Muncie Free Press

BSU Group Has New gifts for Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library

Northwest Indiana Times

EDITORIAL: It's time to devise a plan for shuttered library

Northwest Indiana Times

Library Board halts work on South Shore Cultural Center and Museum

Terre Haute Tribune Star

Indiana State librarian nets national recognition

Vincennes Sun Commercial

Still should be room for books at the library

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Leadership Academy Kicks Off with Three-Day Retreat

Indiana Librarian Leadership AcademyThe Indiana Librarian Leadership Academy kicked off last week at the Canyon Inn at McCormick’s Creek State Park with a three-day workshop headlined by ALA president Maureen Sullivan, who focused on leadership principles and best practices.  Another guest presenter, Andy Mink, Director of Outreach and Education for the Virginia Center for Digital History, covered the topics of technology and media and how these tools can assist leaders.

Also as part of the Academy, all 27 participants were assigned to 1 of 5 cohort groups based on the strengths assessment from the Strengths Based Leadership. The groups each determined a project that guide their work over the next several months within the Academy, and result in a project or program that will have a great impact on librarianship in Indiana. The groups will work on projects such as an outreach toolkit for librarians of all types, an expansion on the skills from Every Child Ready to Read 2.0, an interactive resource for sharing innovations that are occurring at all libraries of all types, a cultural heritage map to highlight hidden collections across the state, and a social networking tool for librarians in the state to find other librarians and staff with similar interests to explore professional growth. Each of these programs will be developed simultaneously over the next several months.

Visit the Indiana Librarian Leadership Academy online for more information about the program, including progress from current cohorts as well as registration details for next year's Academy.

Dates, Events Set for 2012 Banned Books Week

Banned Books Week: Sept. 30 - Oct. 6This year marks Banned Books Week’s 30th anniversary and its theme is 30 years of Liberating Literature. Banned Books Week 2012 will take place September 30 through October 6 and will host a variety of events surrounding banned books.

Intellectual freedom is a momentous part of Banned Books Week. Since 1982, more than 11,000 books have been challenged. Banned Books Week allows supporters to have a voice and to stand up for what they believe in.

There are various resources available for the public to help celebrate Banned Books Week.  Also, this year you can submit local programs for inclusion on Banned Books Week Calendar of Events or participate in the Virtual Readout.

State Library to Renew Our Heroes' Tree Project

Our Heroes TreeRegistration is now open for the 2012 Our Heroes’ Tree initiative. The Indiana State Library has assumed statewide administration of the popular program with support from the Military Family Research Institute, which hosted the program through 2010. 

NOTICE: There is still time to register for tomorrow's Summit on Serving the Unserved at the State Library.

War of 1812 Content Sought
for Poster Contest

The Indiana Archives Month Committee is requesting high-resolution images of paintings, manuscripts, artifacts or documents for use in the design of the 2012 Indiana Archives Month poster. The Archives Month Committee seeks historically-significant submissions relating to both Indiana and the bicentennial of the War of 1812. All submissions must be turned into the Indiana State Historic Records Advisory Board at by no later than August 20, 2012.

Upcoming Workshops,
Events & Important Dates

Summit on Serving the Unserved Follow-up Meeting
When: August 9 @ 1:00 PM
Where: Indiana State Library

Gale Virtual Reference Library eBooks from Inspire
When: August 15 @ 9:30
Where: Live Online

New Director's Workshop
When: August 16 @ 8:00 AM
Where: Indiana State Library

She Blinded Me With Library Science (Certification Workshop)
When: August 21 @ 10:00 AM
Where: Live Online

CYPD 2012 Conference
When: August 26 & 27
Where: Indianapolis Marriott East

Association for Library Service to Children National Institute
When: September 20-22
Where: Sheraton Indy City Centre Hotel

Indiana Vision Expo & Vision Walk
When: September 29 @ 9:30 AM
Where: Indiana State Library

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