The Indiana State Library provides and administers a variety of Listservs for library employees of all types across the state. The Listservs were created to provide an avenue for Indiana library employees to share library-related information with one another. The comments and questions posted by Listserv users are attributable solely to the user who posted them and are not attributable to or endorsed by the Indiana State Library. Individuals using any Listserv provided by the Indiana State Library must adhere to the Listserv Usage Policy.
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All Indiana Library Professionals
The INlibraries listserv is for all types of Indiana libraries – academic, institutional, public, school, and special. Rather than focus on particular specializations in librarianship, the purpose of this listserv is to create a forum to discuss information, issues, services, and opportunities that affect every librarian statewide.
Indiana librarians can share successful children's programming ideas, list upcoming events for their libraries, coordinate speaker sharing, borrow & exchange resources, and discuss program flops.
Discuss current issues and developments regarding eReaders, eBooks and other emerging digital content. This list examines best practices for the use of eResources and how digital content is made available statewide.
Evergreen Indiana Listservs
The consortium offers 5 interactive mailing lists and 1 newsletter to address a variety of issues and collaborations across the consortium. All interested Evergreen Indiana member library staff are encouraged to subscribe to any or all of these listservs.
Friends of Indiana Libraries
InFOIL is designed for the Friends of Indiana libraries to connect with one another and to discuss the many ideas, issues and solutions facing libraries in Indiana.
INBookClub is a discussion list for librarians and library staff who manage or support book clubs. The list is a forum for exchanging ideas and dealing with issues that relate to Book Clubs.
Indiana Digital Library Consortium
Notifications and discussions for the Indiana Digital Library Overdrive Consortium.
Indiana Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Discussion
The Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Discussion Group listserv is for all types of Indiana Libraries. This list is a forum for exchanging ideas and dealing with issues that relate to EDI in libraries.
INGamesRT is a discussion list for librarians and library staff who manage and support Games and Gaming related programming in libraries across Indiana. This list is a forum for exchanging ideas and dealing with issues related to all aspects of Games.
Indiana School Library Educators
The AISLE list is for Indiana School Library Educators. It is a forum for discussion and information sharing among all members.
INsmalllib listserv is a discussion forum for all small libraries in Indiana (Class C & the proposed Class D libraries). The purpose of this list is to foster an open discussion of the issues, services, and opportunities that affect this class of libraries.
Indiana State Data Center
INDC is the Indiana State Data Center and Business and Industry Data Center Listserv, for use by the State Data Center network in Indiana.
Indiana STEM and Maker Space Discussion List
INSTEMMaker is a discussion list for librarians and library staff who manage and support STEM Programing and Makers Spaces in public libraries across Indiana. This list is a forum for exchanging ideas and dealing with issues related to all aspects of STEM Programming and Maker Spaces.
Library Marketing & PR Professionals
Library Public Relations is an open discussion list dedicated to library professionals who specialize in public relations, communications, marketing and outreach at their library. The LibraryPR listserv will give marketing professionals the opportunity to share ideas, resources, and strategies for increasing public awareness of libraries programs and services, offer best practices and success stories, receive updates on regional and statewide partnership opportunities and outreach initiatives, and learn more about upcoming marketing workshops and professional development opportunities.
Professional Development Roundtable
Public Library Professionals
Indiana librarians can ask about other libraries' policies, programs, if a type of equipment is good or bad, offer library items for sale or free. The list of possibilities is endless. If you ask a question, there will probably be someone who can answer it or has had the same experience.
Indiana Readers Advisory listserv is for all types of Indiana Libraries. This list is a forum for exchanging ideas and dealing with issues that relate to Reader's Advisory..
The IN-SRCS listserv is a discussion forum for all types of Indiana libraries participating in SRCS, Indiana’s Statewide Remote Circulation System.
Teen/Young Adult Librarians
YAPPERS is for librarians who serve teens and young adults. The list is a forum for exchanging ideas and dealing with issues that relate to service for those patrons between ages 12 and 18.
Indiana trustees can ask about other library policies, learn about trustee training programs, or find out about a library building project. Ask any question. Chances are there will be someone to answer that has had a similar experience.
ADM LM 5/8/2023