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The Indiana State Library is thrilled to announce two of the great legal authorities in American librarianship, Dr. Thomas A. Lipinski and Dr. Kenneth D. Crews, will be conducting a free Copyright Conference on Friday, September 12, 2014, at ISL. Save the date for this opportunity to learn from leading experts in the field of copyright.
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Midwestern Roots 2014 is coming to the Indiana Historical Society, August 1-2, 2014, with Pre-conference activities on July 31, 2014. This year's theme for the conference is "Exploring Frontiers: What Would Your Pioneers Have Tweeted?" The focus of the conference will be emerging technologies, and online sources. There will be sessions dedicated to other more traditional topics as well.
Nationally known speakers will include:
Lisa Louise Cooke, author and producer/host of
the Genealogy Gens Podcast; Thomas MacEntee, the creator of
GeneralBloggers.com; Daniel S. Poffenberger, senior content
strategist for the Parton Assistance Division of the Family History
Department for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints;
Warren Bittner, award-winning genealogical researcher, lecture and
former German Collection Manager for the Family History Library in
Salt Lake City; Anne Gillespie Mitchell, author of the Ancestry Anne
column and Senior Product Manager at Ancestry.com; and Amy Johnson
Crow, author lecturer and Genealogical Content Manager for
The preconference on July 31, 2014, will
include writing workshops, computer labs and genealogy library
workshops; the events will be offered at various locations. The
preconference events will conclude with Lisa Louis Cooke presenting
The Great Google Earth Game Show; showing how fun Google Earth can
be when used for genealogy.
Friday Opening Session:
James H. Madison will present Hoosiers and A New History for the Twenty First Century. He will explain why a new approach needed to attract the twenty-first century audience.
Vendors will be selling their latest products and tools for genealogists in the exhibit hall. Entry is free and open to the public hours are Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
TeachingBooks is conducting a series of Webinars on the
different ways to use Teaching Books, and how it can enhance your
literacy program. They will be offering each class on multiple dates
and times for your convenience. They ask that each person only
register for one Webinar per month.
November 2014: Booklists and
Custom Reading Lists at Your Finger Tips
February 2015: Literacy Connections
Across the Curriculum
April 2015: Building Momentum
with Summer Reading Program Supports
To register for any of the above sessions, click here.
On October 22, 2014, the Melton Public Library in French Lick, Indiana will host the Friends of Indiana Libraries (FOIL) Conference, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The cost will be $20 for FOIL members and $30 for non-members. The sessions include an upbeat keynote presentation with Marie Albertson, followed by ideas for successful fundraisers, technology, using e-books and more. The ILF will have more information soon, or you can contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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ILF Reference Division Conference
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