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  1. Union Mills School Chosen for Library Tour

  2. State Museum Boasts Exciting Fall Schedule

More Library News

Anderson Herald Bulletin

Library started in room above bank

Columbia City Post & Mail

Phase 1 of library expansion completed

Fort Wayne Journal Gazette


Elkhart Truth

The lines are shorter for jobless benefits, but it may not be a sign of better things to come

Fort Wayne News-Sentinel

Library director dives into James Bond series, other spy fiction, novels

Gary Post Tribune

Unused TIF money sparks debate

Greenfield Daily Reporter

Library to show latest in tech gear

Indianapolis Star

Zionsville library offers rewards for signup

Indianapolis Star

Library, IndyGo raises curtain on shortfall appeal

Kendallville News-Sun

Library merger study committee welcomes public input

LaPorte Herald Argus

Name that book

Mid Northern Indiana News

Smart cards at WCPL

Muncie Star Press

Tree at New Castle library to honor 'Our Heroes"

Northwest Indiana Times

Spring groundbreaking planned for new Crown Point library

Northwest Indiana Times

Tech takes over in Valpo schools

Northwest Indiana Times

The 64-square test of mental acuity

Northwest Indiana Times

Library director out at VHS

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Union Mills School Chosen for Library Tour 

AASL: Learning4LifeSouth Central Elementary School Library in Union Mills, Indiana was selected among a handful of libraries nationwide to be a part of the American Association of School Libraries' (AASL) Vision Tour. AASL President Nancy Everhart will visit a school library in every state in the U.S. in order to bring to the general public visual models of what good school libraries offer students and communities. 

South Central was selected by AIME (Indiana's AASL Affiliate Organization) as an example of an Indiana school library that is dedicated to empowering every student with the skills needed to be a Learner4Life. The AASL's Learning4Life initiative was created to increase awareness and understanding of the learning standards and program guidelines and create a committed group of stakeholders with a shared voice.

South Central and School Librarian Nancy McGriff will host the AASL president on October 20, 2010. You can track Ms. Everhart's progress of by following her Vision Tour Blog

State Museum Boasts Exciting Fall Schedule

Indiana State MuseumBy Edie Huffman, Public Library Consultant

Many thanks to the Indiana public libraries that supported the Indiana Coral Reef Exhibit by providing publicity and meeting space to crocheters. Crocheted (and some knitted) items, including corals, fishes, sea fish, starfish, octopi and other sea life and artifacts were received from over 50 Indiana counties. Many items were also created by offenders at the Indiana Women’s Prison.

The Indiana Coral Reef Exhibit is a partnership between the Indiana State Museum and the Crochet Guild of Indianapolis and is supported by Indiana Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts. The exhibit opens September 1, 2010 in the Ancient Seas gallery on the first level of the State Museum.

Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition - Sept. 25 - Jan. 16, 2011

The State Museum is hosting several exhibits this fall, headlined by Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition opening September 25, 2010. The exhibition offers a chronological journey through Titanic’s maiden voyage, moving through the Ship’s construction, to life on board, to the ill-fated sinking and amazing artifact rescue efforts.  Actual artifacts, recovered from two and a half miles below the surface of the North Atlantic, tell the story behind the legendary Titanic’s short journey from construction and destruction to eventual recovery.

The State Museum recently sent public libraries in the Indy-metro area a packet of promotional cards for display. They also have put together a Grant Resources for Titanic Fieldtrip Funding guide for educators interested in bringing a class or group of students.

Jobs in Indiana Libraries

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

Upcoming Events & Work-shops (EDT unless noted)

New Gale Databases on INSPIRE
When: Tue., September 7
@ 11:00 AM
Where: Live Online Overview
When: Wed., September 8
@ 7:00 PM
Where: Live Online

New Gale Databases on INSPIRE
When: Thu., September 9
@ 7:00 PM
Where: Live Online

Evergreen Indiana Introduction Cataloging
When: Thu., September 16
@ 9:00 AM
Where: State Library

Evergreen Indiana Circulation Training
When: Thu., September 16
@ 1:00 PM
Where: State Library

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

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