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  1. Amazon, Overdrive to Launch Library Lending for Kindle

  2. AISLE Survive Conference to Focus on Reading & Literature

  3. Save the Date: Broadband in Indiana Public Libraries Summit

More Library News

Associated Press

Amazon says library e-books coming to the Kindle

Chesterton Tribune

Westchester libraries adopt universal no smoking policy

Chesterton Tribune

Library moves to rebuild Service Center restrooms

Decatur Daily Democrat

Geneva honors own with annual awards

Evansville Courier & Press

Jasper Library Board asks for $6.3 million

Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

Library hosts art show for recycled creations

Fort Wayne News-Sentinel

Local author's book a kids' view of Gulf oil spill

Fox 55 – TV (Fort Wayne)

Gun Restriction Bill Would Change Library Security

Gary Post-Tribune

State AG wants library board to make it right

Greencastle Banner-Graphic

Grant to libraries will help share Greencastle history

Greenfield Reporter

Fire threatens library archives

Indianapolis Star

Lightning strike causes fire at Greenfield library

Indianapolis Star

Good moves for library, townships

Indianapolis Star

Local chef to pair beer, food at library event

Indianapolis Star

ArtScape interest, offerings grow at Avon library

Indiana University Libraries News

IU librarian Lou Malcomb honored with 2011 'Documents to the People' award

Kokomo Tribune

Kokomo library to hire security officers

Lafayette Journal & Courier
One Great Read probes downside of a wired world

LaPorte Herald Argus

Renaissance comes to La Porte

Louisville Courier-Journal

Several area public libraries supplying ebooks to patrons

Muncie Star Press

Child fair planned Saturday at library

New Albany Evening News & Tribune

Coffee shop opens in New Albany library

Northwest Indiana Times

Indiana AG files suit against E.C. library board members

Northwest Indiana Times

Eight current, former E.C. Library Board members owe $200,948 for undue coverage

Northwest Indiana Times

Contest victory nets Lowell library $500 in audio books

South Bend Tribune

Competing for cash


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Amazon, Overdrive to Launch Library Lending for Kindle

Amazon to Launch Library Lending for KindleAmazon today announced Kindle Library Lending, a new feature launching later this year that will allow Kindle customers to borrow Kindle books from over 11,000 libraries in the United States. Kindle Library Lending will be available for all generations of Kindle devices and free Kindle reading apps.

Customers will be able to check out a Kindle book from their local library and start reading on any Kindle device or free Kindle app for Android, iPad, iPod touch, iPhone, PC, Mac, BlackBerry, or Windows Phone. If a Kindle book is checked out again or that book is purchased from Amazon, all of a customer's annotations and bookmarks will be preserved.

Amazon is working with OverDrive, the leading provider of digital content solutions for over 11,000 public and educational libraries in the United States, to bring a seamless library borrowing experience to Kindle customers. Kindle Library Lending will be available later this year for Kindle and free Kindle app users.

AISLE Survive Conference to Focus on Reading & Literature

AISLE Survive ConferenceCourtesy of Vicki Builta, Anderson Elementary School Librarian

AIME has changed its name to AISLE and the name of our annual summer workshop has also changed – from Survivor to AISLE Survive! Our 2011 event is titled LOL – Love of Literature. Please join us on Tuesday, June 14th at Ben Davis High School. The cost for members (which includes lunch and continental breakfast) is only $30. Those who are not members of ILF can register for $45. Online registration is now available!

Our focus this year will be on reading, books, literature – the passions that we all share. AISLE is hosting several authors to make this a uniquely special professional development opportunity. Books from these authors will be sold, and there will be author signings, too!

Noted author Anita Silvey will offer our keynote presentation, “Everything I Need to Know I Learned From a Children’s Book.” Ms. Silvey is the author of many well known books such as "500 Great Books for Teens," and "100 Best Books for Children." We are delighted to also feature author/illustrator David Slonim, and authors April Pulley Sayre, Kay Cassidy and Candace Fleming.

Nick Glass, founder of will also be a part of our day. Through the generosity of the Indiana State Library, Mr. Glass will be sharing information about his marvelous database that is now available through INSPIRE. If you have not yet explored the vast resources available on, you will be amazed and thrilled to learn more about this tool.

Please share information about AISLE’s Love of Literature workshop with your friends and colleagues. It promises to be a great opportunity to learn about research, the writing process and more. Please visit the Conference homepage for information and registration.

Save the Date: Broadband in Indiana Public Libraries Summit

BROADBAND IN INDIANA PUBLIC LIBRARIES SUMMIT The Indiana State Library is hosting the first annual Broadband in Indiana Public Libraries Summit on June 7 at the Indiana State Library in Indianapolis. The event is scheduled from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (EDT) and will be headlined by renowned library broadband expert, Professor Charles McClure (Florida State University). McClure has conducted research on a range of library planning, evaluation, and management topics.

Some of the topics to be covered at the Broadband Summit include:

  • An evaluation of the current state of library broadband access in Indiana and predictions and benchmarks for the future;

  • Discussion of where Indiana ranks in terms of broadband access along with case studies of national leaders;

  • Current and future funding challenges and opportunities;

  • An analysis of current products and services available to Indiana's public libraries; and

  • An overview of future technologies, partnerships and initiatives poised to improve broadband access in Indiana.

The Broadband Summit is free and open to public library directors, library information technology specialists, and other leaders in the statewide library community. Registration for the Summit is available online. The event will be eligible for LEUs with the amount and type to be determined.

State of America's Libraries Report Released

There’s no end to libraries’ key role in helping hard-pressed Americans find employment or launch a bootstraps venture. These and other key trends in the library community are detailed in this report on the State of America’s Libraries, 2011. The trends are documented in a nationwide poll commissioned by the American Library Association (ALA) as part of a Harris Interactive telephone omnibus study conducted in January with a cross-section of 1,012 adults.

The report is available on
American Libraries Magazine's website.


ILF District Conferences
When: 8:30 AM (local time)
Where: Multiple Locations
District 8 5/03: District 1
5/12: District5/7 5/13: District 2 5/20: District 4

ALA's Preservation Week
When: April 24-30

Gateway Training
When: May 5 @ 2:00-3:00 PM
Where: Live Online

Evergreen Indiana Annual Meeting & Conference
When: May 6 @ 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Where: Live Online

Gateway Training
When: May 10 @ 2:00-3:00 PM
Where: Live Online

Evergreen Indiana Reports/Admin Training
When: May 12 @ 10:00 AM-Noon
Where: Indiana State Library

Evergreen Indiana Introduction Cataloguing
When: May 12 @ 1:00-4:00 PM
Where: Indiana State Library

Advanced Cataloguing for Evergreen Indiana
When: May 17 @ 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Where: Alexandria-Monroe Public Library

Geek Indiana Libraries Workshop
When: May 18
Where: Indiana State Library

Broadband in Indiana Public Libraries Summit
When: June 7
Where: Indiana State Library

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

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