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The Wednesday Word: Library News from Around Indiana

In This Issue

  • INSPIRE Portals Provide ACA Resources for Patrons, Librarians

  • Webinar Outlines Library Participation in Money Smart Week

  • Open Positions @ the State Library

More Library News

Associated Press
Now at your library: Streaming movies, music
Associated Press
New York City library offers list of 100 great kids' books
Chesterton Tribune
Library offers tips on Affordable Care Act
Crawfordsville Journal Review
CDPL commemorates Mark Craig
Greencastle Banner Graphic
Library working toward children's room renovation
Greensburg Daily News
IU Center on Congress launches 'Congressional Moments' app
Hendricks County Flyer
Westside Indy libraries serve as collection sites
Hendricks County Flyer
Indy Reads encourages adult literacy in Hendricks County
Indiana Daily Student
SoIC, library science merger celebrated
Indianapolis Star
Obamacare's health exchange faces challenges in Indiana
Kokomo Tribune
Exercise right to read
Lafayette Journal & Courier
Carroll County project brings newspaper history into digital age
Lafayette Journal & Courier
County library approves 2014 spending plan
La Porte Herald Argus
Novel instructions
Louisville Courier Journal
Jeffersonville library offering Health Insurance Marketplace assistance
Michigan City News-Dispatch
Rizzoli and Isles mystery writer visits MC library to talk about medical thrillers
Muncie Star Press
Acclaimed author coming to Muncie Public Library
Muncie Star Press
OUR VIEW: Banned books: Be glad you can read them
Northeast Indiana Public Radio
Agency Websites Shut Down With The Government
Northwest Indiana Times
Library offers over a hundred Online Courses and Online Career Training Programs
New Castle Courier-Times
HENRY COUNTY READS
Paulding County (OH) Progress
Read One Program readers can fight illiteracy, win prizes
South Bend Tribune
Students at IUSB discuss banned books
Wall Street Journal: Market Watch
Sherri Michaels Wins 2013 Elsevier Library Connect Charleston Conference Award
Washington Times Herald
Gerritsen ready to meet local readers

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INSPIRE Portals Provide ACA Resources for Patrons, Librarians

INSPIRE.IN.govINSPIRE, Indiana's Virtual Library, recently added a resources portal for patrons and librarians designed to connect them with the latest information pertaining to the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

The patron portal provides links to videos, fact sheets and where to find help locally. The librarian portal provides a list of resources, promotional materials, training opportunities, and INSPIRE health databases.

Indiana libraries have been on the front lines of providing support for eGovernment programs as they have increased exponentially in availability over the past decade. Whether its filing for unemployment or registering for a fishing license, Indiana librarians support their respective community’s needs to both understand (digital literacy) and access eGovernment services. In many Indiana communities, the public library is the only place that residents can turn if they cannot afford a computer or internet access.

Most Indiana libraries are already offering special programs and services for the public. A great example is the Indianapolis Public Library, which has created an informative ACA resources and information webpage.

More Library Resources Available on WebJunction Indiana

The Indiana State Library is a WebJunction partner so all library professionals in the state have access to the webinars WebJunction has facilitated on ACA. The eHealth page on WebJunction has several archived ACA webinars which are free and very helpful resources to start getting prepared for assisting patrons with the health insurance marketplace.

Update on Use of Customized Materials and HealthCare.gov Brand

  • Organizations are free to add their own brand image/logos to existing Marketplace materials for use with their stakeholders.
  • However, any modification to or customization of materials that use the Health Insurance Marketplace brand are subject to the guidelines/approvals put forth in the branding guide.
  • WebJunction will be working to customize library materials over the course of the open enrollment period.

Webinar Outlines Library Participation in Money Smart Week

Money Smart Week @ your libraryFinancial literacy is important to all communities, and libraries can be part of the solution. Through Money Smart Week @ your library, April 5-12, 2014, you can join hundreds of other libraries across the country helping individuals to better manage their personal finances. In 2013 over 500 libraries in 47 states participated.

Discover how your library can participate and partner with the American Library Association (ALA) and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago for Money Smart Week @ your library by signing up for this webinar on October 10, 2013 at 3:00 (Eastern). Learn from veterans and first-timers how Money Smart Week @ your library has been a great success for their libraries, and how it can be in yours. Get valuable programming and promotion ideas, tips on possible partners, and resources that make it easy for you.


Open Positions @ the State Library

Open Positions @ the State LibraryBusiness Office Supervisor (Executive) (Job ID # 586325)
This position will attend executive staff meetings to report on the financial status of the agency and will serve as a financial resource for the State Librarian.  The selected candidate will ensure all available federal and state funds are procured to support the agency.  Additionally, the selected candidate will ensure proper, timely and effective financial reporting; oversee and implement recommendations of internal State Library fiscal policies; manage agency’s federal reimbursement program; grant management; agency procurement oversight; efficiency investigations oversight and management; and all related budgetary programs associated with the agency. 

Circulation & Support Director (Job ID # 586321) 
The Indiana State Library has a vacancy for their Circulation & Support Director within their .  This position supervises all aspects of the Circulation & Support Division (CSD), and performs the following tasks, among others:

  • Act as the Evergreen Indiana local administrator;
  • Compile and report circulations, library visits, and shelving statistics; 
  • Write and implement circulation and support policies and procedures;
  • Assist and advise the Associate Director in submitting budget requests;
  • Coordinate all incoming and outgoing mail within the State Library;
  • Provide technical assistance and information to patrons, as requested, both in person and via email, phone and letters;
  • Act as a backup to the Director of Operations during absences; and
  • Oversee the timely & accurate paging and shelving of library materials.

Visit the State of Indiana Personnel Department’s job bank and reference each position’s respective Job ID # to apply or for more information.

Welcome New Public Library Directors

Please join the State Library in welcoming these new pubic library directors:

Cindy Jackson, Interim Director, Otterbein Public Library

Colette McNeely, Interim Director, Ohio Twp. PL

Jane Van Buskirk, Director, Francesville-Salem Twp. PL

Best of luck to you all!


Upcoming Workshops,
& Important Dates

Storytime Boot Camp
Mooresville PL: 10/3 @ 9:00 AM
Jay County PL: 10/18 @ 9:30 AM Remington Carpenter Twp PL: 10/30 @ 9:30 AM

Whiting PL: 11/12 @ 9:30 AM (CST)

Indiana Black Librarians Network Fall Meeting
When: October 5 @ 9:00 AM
Where: IU - Bloomington, Neal-Marshall Library

Youth Readers' Advisory
When: October 9 @ 1:30 PM
Where: Live Online

Affordable Care Act Overview
When: October 16 @ 10:00AM
Where: Monticello-Union Township Public Library

ILF Annual Conference
When: October 22 & 23
Where: Indiana Convention Center - Indianapolis

Indiana Genealogy & Local History Fair
When: October 26
Where: Indiana State Library

Every Child Ready 2 Read - 2nd Edition
New Castle-Henry Co. Public Library: 10/28 @ 9:00 AM
Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library: 11/4 @ 9:00 AM

Indy Author Fair
When: October 26
Where: Indianapolis Public Library - Central

Fall Institutional Libraries Workshop
When: November 18 @ 8:30 AM
Where: Indiana State Library

Bookkeeping/Annual Report Workshop
When: November 6 @ 10:00 AM
When: November 19 @ 10:00 AM
Where: Indiana State Library & Live Online


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