View the Wednesday Word Online

The Wednesday Word: News from the Indiana State Library

In This Issue

  1. Gale Products Sport Enhanced Look, Features

  2. Adventure Leading to Exquisite Ending

  3. Patrons Asked to Show Love for Librarians

More Library News

Anderson Herald Bulletin
Colts give back to Anderson
Associated Press
New library to celebrate Vonnegut's writing
Chesterton Tribune

Library finds partners: Chesterton Adult Learning Center to reopen
Greencastle Banner-Graphic

$100k Envision 2011 finalists announced
Greencastle Banner-Graphic

PCPL part of national project
Huntington County Tab
Approval of grants may fund lib expansion
Indianapolis Star
Library system grapples with need to change while also cutting back
Indianapolis Star
The more books, the better
Indianapolis Star

New Pal library puts off expansion
Indianapolis Star

As library program ends, others come up
New Palestine Reporter

Summer reading a ‘rewarding’ effort
North Vernon Plain Dealer & Sun

County rejects library bond
Northwest Indiana Times

Books about careers aimed at young girls
Northwest Indiana Times

Lowell library is participating in Our Heroes' Tree initiative
Osgood Journal

Man's best friend enjoys stories too
South Bend Tribune
Eileen Bender, library advocate, dies
South Bend Tribune
Ending the battle over books
Terre Haute Tribune Star

Vigo Public Library closer to 2011 budget

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

Reference Hotline

Important Links:

Indiana State Library

WebJunction Indiana

INSPIRE: Indiana's Virtual Library

LYRASIS: Advancing Libraries Together

Gale Products Sport Enhanced Features

Gale Science In ContextGale Cengage Learning recently unveiled the first major changes to several of the "Resource Centers," which are being replaced by the new In Context learning portals. The In Context family of products will contain the same reliable, quantified and qualified content from the Resource Centers, but provides a richer multi-media, online experience for today’s learners, educators and librarians.

INSPIRE products affected include Biography Resource Center (coming later this month) and the Science Resource Center, (now Science In Context). Additional information about the upgrade, including an extensive FAQ list, is available on the In Context website. The most notable changes include:

The State Library's Professional Development Office (PDO) will introduce the new Science In Context portal during online webinars scheduled in the coming weeks. The free webinars highlight all of INSPIRE's new products including Science In Context and are worth one (1) LEU. Gale also provides an overview of its new platform on the In Context website.

Adventure Leading to Exquisite Ending

The Exquisite Corpse AdventureThe end to an incredible journey is near with just three episodes remaining in The Exquisite Corpse Adventure. Despite the cadaverous title, exquisite corpse is actually a progressive stories game in which people write a phrase on a piece of paper, fold it over and pass it on to the next person. That person in turn writes a phrase, folds it over and passes it on until an often amusing and befuddling conclusion.

The Library of Congress took the practice to a whole new level this past year and is now featuring episode 24 of 26 in the series. In conjunction with their website, the LOC is providing a story written by several well-known children’s authors like Lemony Snickett, Jon Sciezka, Natalie Babbitt, and Kate DiCamillo, among many others. Unlike traditional exquisite corpse stories, each writer is writing a whole chapter, not just one line. They are also being paired with a different children’s illustrator each time.

The Exquisite Corpse Adventure truly must be seen to believe. You and your young patrons can catch up on every episode and follow along online as it progresses to an exciting ending to be unveiled at the 2010 National Book Festival.

Patrons Asked to Show Love for Librarians

I Love My Librarian Award!Nominations are now open for the 2010 Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award. 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. Last year, more than 3,200 library users nationwide nominated a librarian.

Nominations run through September 20, 2010, and are being accepted online. Each nominee must be a librarian with a master’s degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association (ALA). Up to 10 librarians will be selected with each receiving a $5,000 cash award, a plaque, and a $500 travel stipend to attend the awards ceremony hosted by The New York Times this December in New York City.

ISL Welcomes New LSTA Coordinator

Jennifer Clifton recently promoted within the Library Development Office as the LSTA Grant Consultant. Jennifer had previously worked for the Indiana Share program providing interlibrary loans to hundreds of Indiana libraries. She earned her M.L.S. in 2008 from the Indiana University School of Library and Information Science in Indianapolis.

If you are considering applying for an LSTA grant, have questions about a current grant, or desire more info about the LSTA process, please contact Jennifer at or 317-234-6550.

Upcoming Events
& Workshops

(All times Eastern unless noted)

New Gale DBs on INSPIRE
When: Tue., August 25
@ 11:00 AM
Where: Live Online

When: Thu., August 27
@ 2:00 PM
Where: Marion Public Library

New Gale DBs on INSPIRE
When: Thu., August 27
@ 7:00 PM
Where: Live Online

When: Mon., August 31
@ 2:00 PM
Where: LaPorte Co. PL Overview
When: Wed., September 1
@ 11:00 AM
Where: Live Online

Evergreen Indiana Circulation Training
When: Thu., September 2
@ 1:00 PM
Where: State Library

Indiana Vision Expo
When: Sat., September 25
@ 9:30 AM
Where: State Library

View more LEU opportunities from LYRASIS & WJ-IN

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

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

© 2010 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.

Untitled Document Untitled Document