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  1. Resources for Job Seekers Available on INSPIRE

  2. Teen Tech Week Mini Grant Deadline Approaches

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Associated Press

Indiana to stop mailing out state income tax forms

Evansville Courier & Press

Check It Out: Year was full of gems that didn't make it into column

Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

2010 was good year for children’s books

Indianapolis Star

Think sand, not snow

Indianapolis Star

Conner Prairie's trek from humble beginnings to national honor

Indiana’s NewsCenter (TV) – Fort Wayne

eBooks To Ring In The New Year At The Allen County Public Library

Kokomo Tribune

Library board adds educator

La Porte Herald-Argus

Lamenting the end

Library Journal

Gary Public Library Faces Steep Budget Cut

Northwest Indiana Times
Montalvo disuptes state's reimbursement claims

Northwest Indiana Times

C.P. Library: 'You Got a Friend in Me'

Shelbyville News

Library to offer new college program


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Resources for Job Seekers Available on INSPIRE

INSPIRE: Indiana's Virtual LibraryIntroduce your patrons to these tools to help distinguish themselves in the job market:

Résumé Builder – This tool will guide you through the resume writing process—it helps you organize your information, offers designs to choose from, and provides brainstorming phrases to help you highlight your accomplishments. You can also create an online résumé viewable by potential employers as a webpage.

Virtual Career Library – Guide yourself through the career-seeking process, from searching for jobs to preparing resumes and cover letters to negotiating job conditions. Learn how to find a new career, land the job, and thrive in your new position.

eBooks from Home - The Indiana Shared eBook Collection offers professional development resources that offer insight into writing effective résumés, learning simple and advanced computer skills and career guidance and job effectiveness strategies.

Teen Tech Week Mini Grant Deadline Approaches

Teen Tech Week 2011The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), will award up to 10 mini grants, consisting of $450 in cash and $50 worth of Teen Tech Week products, to YALSA members who create a reading program that incorporates technology for their Teen Tech Week celebrations. Teen Tech Week 2011 will be celebrated March 6-12 with a theme of Mix and Mash @ your library.

Applications for the mini grants are due on Jan. 3. Visit to read the official rules and download the application form. Teen Tech Week highlights the importance of connecting teens with different technologies, especially those available through the library. Teen Tech Week also encourages teens to recognize that librarians are qualified, trusted professionals in the field of information technology.

Indiana Library Jobs

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



Government Websites
When: Tuesday, Jan. 9
10:00 AM - Noon
Where: Ohio Township PL

Advanced Cataloging for Evergreen Indiana
When: Friday, Jan. 14
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: State Library

Advanced Cataloging for Evergreen Indiana
When: Friday, Jan. 14
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Paoli Public Library

Evergreen Indiana Admin/Reports Training
When: Thursday, Jan. 20
10:00 AM - Noon
State Library

Indianapolis Youth Literature Conference
When: Saturday, Jan. 29
8:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Indianapolis-Marion County Public Central Library

ILF Legislative Day
When: February 8, 2011
Where: Indiana State Library

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