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In This Issue

  1. Women's History Month Resources Available on INSPIRE

  2. Week Remains to Submit Indiana Authors Award Nominations

  3. Two Indiana Librarians Named Movers & Shakers

More Library News

Anderson Herald Bulletin

Young scribe self-publishes two books

Gary Post-Tribune

Lake County Council hears pros, cons of removing Gary library 

Gary Post-Tribune

Library board OKs plan that includes layoffs

Greencastle Banner-Graphic

Camp Read-A-Lot

Greensburg Daily News

Library resources for career transitions

Huntington County TAB

Roanoke council will help fund library move

Indianapolis Star

Guide helps parents explore school choices

Johnson County Daily Journal

Library's $57 fee irks older patrons 

Lafayette Journal & Courier

Fostering civility aim of library grant

Louisville Courier-Journal

Filson Historical Society highlights Indiana's role in area's past

Louisville Courier-Journal

Tamsie Meurer opened Clark's libraries to all

Louisville Courier-Journal

Books sought for Henryville school libraries

Monticello Herald Journal

Casanova named library director

Muncie Star Press

Cooperative effort nets author for Muncie community read

Northwest Indiana Times

Lake County Council shelves Gary library dispute

Northwest Indiana Times

Teachers, volunteers bringing books to life

Northwest Indiana Times

Local group promotes Renaissance lifestyle with Medieval Festival at Valpo Library

Seymour Tribune

COLUMN: Open doors to reading 

Shelbyville News

No cold feet at Cold Read

Shelbyville News

Early literacy program has legs

Terre Haute Tribune Star

Slow progress on efforts to reform local government

Terre Haute Tribune Star

Survey breaks down Indiana historical collections

Terre Haute Tribune Star

See Indiana Heart Gallery at Sullivan County Library

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Women's History Month Resources Available on INSPIRE

Women's History Month on InspireINSPIRE, in collaboration with the Indiana Women's History Association, celebrates Women’s History Month this March to honor Indiana's extraordinary women throughout history. Specifically, we have highlighted the bibliographies of three remarkable Hoosier women: Madame C.J. Walker, Amelia Earhart, and Gene Stratton-Porter. Check out  these resources below to learn more about these incredible women and to learn how to search for other notable Hoosiers using INSPIRE's Biography in Context, Gale Virtual Reference Library and Student Research Center.

The State Library also has a limited number of Women's History Month bookmarks available, which are distributed throughout the State Library and Indiana Statehouse. You can also always request INSPIRE marketing materials by emailing or specific database promotional materials through Gale's Power to the User platform and the Ebsco Success Center. You can also download and print your own materials on the INSPIRE Marketing Webpage.

Week Remains to Submit Authors Award Nominations

Indiana Authors AwardYou have only until Friday, March 23, 2012 to submit your nominations for the fourth-annual Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award. Any living published writer who was born in Indiana or has lived in Indiana for at least five years is eligible for nomination. A statewide panel will select a national, regional, and emerging author from nominations sent in by the public. Winning authors will each receive a cash prize ranging from $5,000 to $10,000 and will be able to designate their hometown Indiana public library as the recipient of an additional $2,500 grant.

On September 29, 2012, the Library Foundation will honor the winning authors at an Awards Dinner at the Central Library in downtown Indianapolis.  More information about this event, the nomination process, and other program activities and resources is available at

Best Books of Indiana Entries Due April 6, 2012

The Indiana Center for the Book will be accepting entries for the Best Books of Indiana Contest through April 6, 2012. Unlike the Authors Award, which honors a writer's body of work, the Best Books competition recognizes the top books written in the previous year by a Hoosier author or about Indiana.

Two Indiana Librarians Named Movers & Shakers

Library Journal: Movers & ShakersEmily Ellis, Greenwood Public Library, was recently named to Library Journal's 2012 list of Movers & Shakers. The current head of reference was responsible for establishing a teen advisory group, which led to the creation of a first-ever teen department and the hiring of an additional teen librarian.  In just three years she increased program attendance by more than 133 percent, anchored by successes like the teen film festival, a collaborative effort with the local high school media specialist. Teens are now hosting three to five programs every month. 

DePauw University librarian Mandy Henk was also named to the list. She along with two of her peers were credited with creating The People’s Library, which gained notoriety during the Occupy Wall Street protests. Read her story here...

LEU Opportunity Days

Just a pair LEU Opportunity Days remain and all library professionals are invited to attend these day-long events worth several LEUs:

When: March 21 @ 10:00 AM
Where: Jasper County Public Library - Wheatfield

When: March 29 @ 10:00 AM
Where: Tippecanoe Co. PL

Upcoming Workshops,
Events & Important Dates

Advanced INSPIRE K-12 Resources
When: March 15 @ 10:00 AM
Where: Walton & Tipton Twp. PL

Advanced INSPIRE Medical Resources
When: March 15 @ 1:00 PM
Where: Walton & Tipton Twp. PL

Paper Conservation Workshop
When: March 22 @ 8:30 AM
Where: Indiana State Archives

Government Websites
When: March 22 @ 2:00 PM
Where: Live Webinar

Digital Preservation Outreach and Education Program
When: March 27 @ 8:30 AM
Where: Indiana State Library

2012 Budget 100 Webinar
When: April 10 @ 10:00 AM
When: April 18 @ 2:00 PM

Where: Live Online

ILF District Conferences
When: 8:30 AM (local time)
Where: Multiple Locations
4/10: District 8        4/13: District 6
4/17: District 3         5/01:
District 1
5/04: District 2     5/10: District 5 & 7
5/15: District 4

9th Annual Copyright Conference
When: April 18 - All Day
Where: Ball State University

Evergreen International Conference
When: April 25-28
Where: Indianapolis

Society of Indiana Archivists Annual Spring Conference
When: April 27-28
Where: University of Indianapolis

IHSLA 2012 Annual Meeting
When: April 19 & 20
Where: Fort Harrison Inn - Indpls.

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