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  1. TERC Boasts New Look, Functionality & Resources

  2. Writers' Center Offers Programming Ideas for Poetry Month

  3. Workshop to Address Future of Library Cooperation

More Library News

Evansville Courier & Press

Evansville Ballet drops in on library crowd with cast from 'Peter Pan'

Evansville Courier & Press

Edible Book Festival yields 'food for thought'

Evansville Courier & Press

Jasper board is studying library funding options

Evansville Courier & Press

Animation, games event growing

Fort Wayne Daily News

Librarian shaking things up in Allen County

Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

Area school districts to get tech grants

Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

Genealogist: ‘Don’t throw anything away’

Fort Wayne News-Sentinel

Libraries are ongoing investment in the future of our children, nation

Gary Post-Tribune

New chapter inevitable for Gary library

Huffington Post

Gary Indiana Losing Its Main Library In Fiscal Shortfall

Indianapolis Star

What Worked for Her: Thrills not gone

Indianapolis Star

Zionsville library anticipates less money

Jackson County Banner

IU libraries make redistricting software available to public

Kokomo Tribune

Judge turns bedtime stories into book series

LaPorte Herald-Argus

PNC, Michigan City Library National Poetry Month events

Madison Courier

Library head takes job in North Dakota

Muncie Star Press

Friends of Conley to encourage college, trade education at Central High School

Nappanee News Advance

Food for Fines drive helps food pantry

Northwest Indiana Times

Renowned muralist to create piece for Lowell Public Library

Northwest Indiana Times

Freeze on ex-E.C. library chief thaws a bit at attorney general's hands

New Castle Courier Times

Vintage books coming to library

School Library Journal

Webcast: Advocating for Your Library

South Bend Tribune

Local model rocket club helps library launch campaign

Warrick (Co.) News

Library: it’s not just for studying

WTHI-TV (Terre Haute)

Library hosts auction for Japan relief


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TERC Boasts New Look, Functionality & Resources

Testing & Education Reference CenterGale-Cengage Learning recently released its new version of Testing and Education Reference Center (TERC). This release includes a user interface change with new landing pages for each major section of the product (high school, college, career, grad school, international), new features, improved navigation, and the first phase of the Delmar career certifications. The addition of Delmar’s career certifications to the TERC platform provide users with convenient access to a variety of readiness tools needed for long-term career success. New certifications focus on many rapidly expanding fields, including among others:

  • Medical Assisting

  • Cosmetology

  • Auto Repair

  • Medium/Heavy Truck Repair

  • Collision

Whether searching for undergraduate and graduate school programs, exploring tuition assistance providers, or transitioning to a better job, users will find the newly enhanced TERC — now with value-added content from Delmar — the most complete resource for moving forward and reaching goals. TERC is the most comprehensive online resource for helping millions of people — including students, parents and adults exploring new career options — make confident decisions that will shape their future. These new TERC products and services are available to all Indiana residents for free via INSPIRE.

Writers' Center Offers Programming Ideas for Poetry Month

Indiana Writers' Center: National Library MonthAs we are currently in the midst of School Library Month and on the heels on National Library Week, don't forget an equally great reason to celebrate this April. Since 1996, National Poetry Month is when publishers, booksellers, literary organizations, libraries, schools and poets around the country band together to celebrate poetry and its vital place in American culture. One simple way to join in the celebration is to participate in the Indiana Writers' Center's Poem in Your Pocket Day this April 14.  Poems by Indiana poets are available for download at  Print, copy, and distribute in your workplace, neighborhood, school, library or café.  

If your library participates in Poem in Your Pocket, please tell the Writers' Center about it an e-mail to and include photos, if you have them, as well as any interesting responses to the program that we might share on our website.    

For more information on Poem in Your Pocket and other programs offered by the Writers' Center of Indiana or to learn about special programming for libraries, contact Barbara Shoup at 317-255-0710.

Workshop to Address Future of Library Cooperation

Moving Library Cooperation to Web ScaleIn an effort to help member libraries streamline routine, yet critical services and increase efficiencies and cost savings, LYRASIS and OCLC have partnered to share Web-scale knowledge and experience with the library community. Moving Library Cooperation to Web Scale takes an in-depth look at how Web scale is revitalizing traditional services through shared workflows, activities and data.

At this event, you will build a community of support as you tackle various scenarios alongside colleagues and experts, while planning your library’s first steps toward Web scale. Attendees will attain knowledge on how to formulate how you will elevate your library’s critical services — including acquisition, circulation and license management — to the cooperative cloud.

Moving Library Cooperation to Web Scale is coming to the Indiana State Library on April 13, 2011 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (EDT).  Registration is available online, but space is limited. The free event is worth three (3) Technology LEUs.

Welcome New Library Directors

Please join the State Library in welcoming these new public library directors and interim directors across the state:

Charles Moore, Director, East Chicago PL

Paris Head, Interim Director, Hamilton North PL

Becky Warmuth, Interim Director, North Manchester PL

Courtney  Cassler, Director, Westville-New Durham Township PL

Best of luck to you all!


Southwest Indiana Youth Services Roundtable
When: April 7 @ 9:00 AM
Where: Ohio Township Public Library

ILF District Conferences
When: 8:30 AM (local time)
Where: Multiple Locations
District 6      4/27: District 8
5/03: District 1      5/12: District5/7    
District 2      5/20: District 4

National Library Week
When: April 10-16

Moving Library Cooperation Web Scale
When: April 13, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Indiana State Library

Evergreen Cataloguing Roundtable
When: April 13 @ 10:00 AM
Where: Jennings County PL

Evergreen Cataloguing Roundtable
When: April 13 @ 10:00 AM
Where: West Lafayette PL

Evergreen Circulation Training
When: April 14 @ 1:00 PM
Where: Indiana State Library

Poem in Your Pocket Day
When: April 14

Indiana Genealogical Society Annual Conference
When: April 16
Where: Fort Benjamin Harrison

Library Services for Homeschoolers
When: April 20 @ 10:00 AM
Middlebury Community PL

Books to Movies Programming
When: April 20 @ 11:30 AM
Middlebury Community PL

8th Annual Copyright Conference
When: April 20
Where: Ball State University

ALA's Preservation Week
When: April 24-30

AISLE Survive Conference
When: June 14
Where: Ben Davis HS - Indianapolis

View free LEU opportunities from LYRASIS & WJ-IN


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