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The Wednesday Word: Library News from Around Indiana

In This Issue

  1. Indiana Library Leadership Academy Kicks Off Year Two

  2. Join the State Library Hoosier Heritage Day at the State Fair

  3. State Library Seeks Librarian for Genealogy Collection

More Library News

Anderson Herald Bulletin
Anderson Public Library now offers monthly non-resident cards
Associated Press
Audit: Ex-library director misspent $96K
Berne Tri-Weekly
Porter’s 150th birthday celebration this Friday
Crawfordsville Journal Review
Art League opens new show at CDPL
Evansville Courier & Press
Library celebrates summer reading program with Animal Tales
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
Library circulation up, visitors down 
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
State orders local library to redouble its oversight 
Gary Post-Tribune
People in need of Internet access turn to libraries
Greencastle Banner-Graphic
Roachdale Library to celebrate its 100th anniversary Tuesday
Greensburg Daily News
Teens end summer with water and shaving cream at library
Greencastle Banner-Graphic
PCPL board welcomes two new members 
IUPUI Newscenter
Herron Art Library to showcase its collection of artists’ books in First Friday event
Lafayette Journal & Courier
Area art showcased at Monticello's Broadway Art Show
La Porte Herald Argus
State police join probe into discovery of treasurer s bag
Michigan City News Dispatch
Scientific literacy: MCHS science teacher seeks donations to library
New Albany Evening News & Tribune
New Albany-Floyd County library upgrade emphasizes technology
Shelbyville News
Library trying to save Morristown branch
South Bend Tribune
Report: Walkerton library chief mishandled funds
South Bend Tribune
County library to shift literacy service materials
Terre Haute Tribune Star
Maps a great help in researching family history
Washington Times Herald
Summer Reading Program ends with French inspired flair
WTHI-TV (Terre Haute)
Grant gives library more resources

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Indiana Library Leadership Academy Kicks Off Year Two

Indiana Library Leadership AcademyLast week marked the kick-off of the 2013 Indiana Librarian Leadership AcademyDuring the week-long event, the 2012-13 cohort presented their capstone projects and gave valuable feedback on changes to make in the curriculum for the incoming group and to the 2014 week-long conference.  Groups for the 2013-14 teams were made through a variation of the speed dating model.

Catherine Hakala-Ausperk, the event’s keynote speaker, teamed up the 2012-13 mentors with 2013-14 mentees. The pairing of mentors and mentees for the program is intended to help strengthen the profession statewide. Other keynote speakers included participating Kirsten Leonard, PALNI, Edra Waterman, Hamilton East Public Library, and Michael Kruze, Batesville Memorial Public Library.

The conference was also used to discuss important resources such as books, articles, tutorials, webinars, databases, and more. The conference was very successful and progress was made toward bettering Librarian Leadership Academy in the future.


Join the State Library Hoosier Heritage Day at the State Fair

Hoosier Heritage Day @ the Indiana State FairOn August 8, learn about Hoosier history at the annual Hoosier Heritage Day at the Indiana State Fair. Sponsored by 12 state agencies, including the Indiana State Library, and three statewide not-for-profits, the entire day has been devoted to Indiana history.

Fairgoers can meet re-enactors portraying Madame C.J. Walker, President Abraham Lincoln, and Raggedy Anne. After talking with the re-enactors, attendees can play a history trivia game, try on an Indiana Supreme Court Judge’s robe, or put together a State House puzzle. Attendees can learn more about Hoosier participation in all U.S. wars by talking with historical re-enactors or by visiting with the staff at the Indiana War Memorial. Finally, take a trip on one of the architectural trolley tours and learn about the history and beauty of the buildings at the State Fair.

The Indiana Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology will also be recognizing and awarding certificates to all of the Indiana properties that were placed on the State and National Registers from April 2012-July 2013. The ceremony will take place at the DNR Amphitheater on the Indiana State Fairgrounds starting at 1 pm.


State Library Seeks Librarian for Genealogy Collection

Open Position at the State LibraryThe Librarian 2 position provides bibliographic instruction and customer service to the public and state employees in the highly specialized Genealogy Collection.  The incumbent maintains a high degree of knowledge regarding the Collection’s holdings and keeps keep up-to-date with current technologies and online resources.  The selected candidate will be responsible for:

  • Providing programming to groups and organizations who request these various programs, as well as providing programming from within the library.
  • Directing library patrons to the best resources possible and facilitate the use of those materials.
  • Maintaining and developing Collection databases.
  • Processing, labeling, and shelving un-cataloged genealogy periodicals. 
  • Processing and inventorying donated patron manuscript collections and creating written finding aids for those collections. 
  • Serving on various committees for the Indiana State Fair Heritage Day and the Indiana Genealogy & Local History Fair, among other events.
  • Assisting with displays and special events both inside and outside of the library.
  • Providing architectural building tours and family history tours as requested.

Visit the State of Indiana Personnel Department’s job bank and reference Job ID #585630 to apply or for more information.

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Upcoming Workshops,
Events & Important Dates

ILF Reference Division Conference
When: August 6
Where: Flagship Center - Anderson

National Conference of African American Librarians
When: August 7-11
Where: Cincinnati/Northern KY

eContent in the Library
When: August 7 @ 11:00 AM
Where: Live Online

Bond Issues: Manage Public Library Project, Debt and Tax Rate
When: August 14 @ 1:00 PM
Where: Indiana State Library & Live Online

New Director and Refresher Workshop
When: August 20
Where: Indiana State Library

2013 CYPD Conference
When: August 25 & 26
Where: Marriott East - Indianapolis

Storytime Boot Camp
When: August 27 @ 9:00 AM
Where: Rushville PLublic Library


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