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  1. Geek the Library Webinar Scheduled for Indiana Libraries

  2. Library Journal Seeks Outstanding Small Public Libraries

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Chesterton Tribune

Community garden for kids eyed for Hageman Library overflow parking lot

Crawfordsville Journal Review

Story-telling event focuses on Paul Revere

Elkhart Truth

Goshen library seeking input on reducing spending

Gary Post-Tribune

Back to school in style

Goshen News

Walking the line

Goshen News

Tara’s Country Library a hit with Amish neighbors

Greene County Daily World

For Art's Sake: Linton Public Library plans show at Music Fest

Greenfield Reporter

Library, VU end classes

LaGrange News-Sun

Library needs help with grant match

LaPorte Herald Argus

Recipe for Success

Louisville Courier-Journal
New Albany library now has coffee shop

New Albany News & Tribune
Historians to celebrate steam engine innovator Saturday

Northwest Indiana Times

Local residents go digging for family histories

Northwest Indiana Times

Hobby traces roots of popularity to 'Roots'

Terre Haute Tribune Star

State Museum, ACPL partner on Lincoln website

Terre Haute Tribune Star

Future of library branch still undecided


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Geek the Library Webinar Scheduled for Indiana Libraries

Geek the Library

Here’s your chance to get the full story about Geek the Library. Join Geek the Library staff member Jennifer Pearson and hear about how libraries around the country are embracing this community awareness campaign and find out how Geek the Library can benefit your community. You will have many opportunities to ask questions about the campaign.

Taking part is easy. On September 1, simply log on to OCLC's WebEx platform using the information provided upon registering. You will be able to view the presentation slides on your computer, while listening to the presenter via the teleconference. To register and attend the webinar, click here.

Additionally, check out these monthly Geek the Library webinars sponsored by OCLC:

Library Journal Seeks Outstanding Small Public Libraries

LJ: Best Small Library in America Library Journal is currently accepting nominations for the Best Small Library in America award. Cosponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the awarded was founded to encourage and showcase the exemplary work of small libraries. Now in its eighth year, the award honors the public library that most profoundly demonstrates outstanding service to populations of 25,000 or less (click here for eligibility requirements).

The winning library will receive a $15,000 cash award, a feature story in the February 1, 2012, Library Journal, membership and conference costs for two library representatives to attend the Public Library Association Biannual Conference in 2012 in Philadelphia, PA, and a gala reception at the conference. Starting with the 2011 award year, two finalist libraries will be awarded a $5,000 cash award as well as membership and conference costs for two library representatives to attend the PLA conference and the gala reception in 2012, and they will be given special mention in Library Journal.

Nominations will be judged based on several key factors. Most notably, how the nominee, in the last two years, has raised the profile of the library within the community, reached out to new users and remote users, and used technology to support and grow patron access to materials and information.

Anyone can nominate a library, including library administration, patrons, and members of the community, among others. Nominations will be accepted until Nov. 2, 2011. Nominators are encouraged to reach out for guidance while developing nominations. Please do so by contacting Rebecca Miller.

Jobs in Indiana Libraries

View the latest job postings from around the state via Jobs in Indiana Libraries on WebJunction Indiana

Upcoming Events & Workshops

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

Geek the Library Introductory Webinar
When: September 1 @ 1:00 PM
Where: Live Online

ECRR Workshop Series
When: September 1, 6, 9, 24 & 29
Where: Multiple Locations

Evergreen Introduction Cataloguing
When: September 12 @ 9:00 AM
Where: Indiana State Library

Evergreen Admin/Reports Training
When: September 12 @ 1:00 PM
Where: Indiana State Library

2011 SAMS Pre-conference & Conference
When: September 15 & 16
Where: West Lafayette PL

ACPL Library Camp 2011
When: September 16
Where: Allen Co. Public Library

Evergreen Indiana Circulation Training
When: September 22 @ 9:00 AM
Where: Indiana State Library

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

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

ILF Annual Conference
When: November 14-16
Where: Grand Wayne Convention Center - Fort Wayne

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