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  1. LibraryIndiana Training Events Scheduled Throughout October

  2. YALSA Offers Last Minute Teen Read Week Programming Idea

  3. Meet Notable Authors & Earn LEUs at Annual Genealogy Fair

More Library News

Associated Press

Attorney says Ind. library violating free speech

Associated Press

Library takes food donations in lieu of fines 

Bremen Enquirer

Afternoon filled with various artistry

Columbia City Post & Mail

PRESERVATION: Project catalogs Whitko history

Columbus Republic

Teacher shares passion for technology

Columbus Republic

Gun control, Colts among library topics

Fort Wayne Daily News

Parkview is newest library contributor

Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

Injunction sought to lift library plaza ban 

Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

Attorney sues library over ban on plaza exhibits 

Gary Post-Tribune

Family history research made easier

Gary Post-Tribune

Hammond mayor thinks library merger could keep the doors open

Greenfield Daily Reporter

Library to offer several activities for two-week fall break

Indianapolis Star

Bob Knight, Van Arsdales come together for Greenwood library fundraiser

Lafayette Journal & Courier

A needed conversation on our diversity

Lebanon Reporter

Indy Reads to play host to first literacy summit in Boone

Muncie Star Press

Political exhibit at Bracken is a winner

Muncie Star Press

Genealogy workshops tie in with 'Henry County Reads

New Albany Tribune

TURNING A PAGE INTO THE FUTURE: Corden Porter School dedicates its new library

New Castle Courier Times

Crafty ladies find inspiration in library project

Northwest Indiana Times

EDITORIAL: Push forward with library consolidation

Northwest Indiana Times

Library upgrade progresses in M'ville

Plymouth Pilot News

National banned book won’t be celebrated at PPL

South Bend Tribune

Compromise would allow Avon Theater's demolition

South Bend Tribune

Book harvests bumper crop of Indiana food

South Bend Tribune

Compromise would allow Avon Theater's demolition

Terre Haute Tribune Star

Indiana State Library offers several genealogy events

Terre Haute Tribune Star

Vigo library renovations under way

Vincennes Sun Commercial

'Every book ... has merit'

WTHI-TV (Terre Haute)

Vigo County library is getting a facelift


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LibraryIndiana Training Events Scheduled Throughout October

LibraryIndianaLibraryIndiana, a new procurement tool offering more options and greater savings, launched this afternoon accompanied by a complete schedule of webinars (worth 1 TLEU) and workshops available for anyone interested in learning more about how to:

  • Shop prices and make purchases using LibraryIndiana

  • Participate in coordinated sourcing events on the site

  • Maintain your account settings and user information

  • Use built-in purchasing reporting tools and more

Additionally, the Indiana Department of Administration invites Indiana library professionals to attend the 2nd Annual Vendor Fair on Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at the Indiana Government Center in Indianapolis. This is an opportunity to engage with State Procurement Professionals and more than 50 Statewide Contract Vendor Representatives across many industries, prepared to discuss details associated with their products and services. The fair will also include a host of workshops will be provided on topics which will span new cooperative purchasing strategies for K-12, municipalities, counties and libraries to "green" product solutions for maintenance and janitorial products.

IDOA will provide lunch at no cost for those that register and representatives will be available throughout the day to demo the OneIndiana, K12Indiana, and LibraryIndiana portals and take questions. Register today as the first 40 registrants will receive free parking.  Click here for a full list of exhibitors, tentative agenda, and attendee registration. If you have questions, please contact the IDOA Vendor Fair Committee at

YALSA Offers Last Minute Teen Read Week Programming Ideas

Teen Read WeekThis Teen Read Week (Oct. 14-20) is a time to celebrate reading for fun and encourage teens to take advantage of reading in all its forms —books and magazines, e-books, audiobooks and more — and become regular library users. The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has come up with several resources to help you plan your Teen Read Week events:

Also, join the Teen Reading Tweet-a-thon on Oct. 17th. YALSA is encouraging people of all ages to Tweet their YA lit reading recommendations, thoughts and ideas on YA lit and more via the hashtag #TRW12 anytime throughout the day. 

Meet Notable Authors & Earn LEUs at Annual Genealogy Fair

Indiana Genealogy & Local History FairThe third annual Indiana Genealogy and Local History Fair is coming to the Indiana State library on Saturday, October 27, 2012, 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. This free event features a “midway” to collect information from genealogical and local history organizations and Indiana public libraries, and shop the commercial vendors. Additionally, three  programs will be offered throughout the day, which are eligible for one (1) LEU per program for public librarians attendance. Workshops and speakers include:

Digging for Data in Back Rooms and Basements, 9:30-10:30
This program will discuss funeral home and cemetery records, including how to approach these companies and organizations to see what records are available and the reliability of those records. Presented by Bruce Oakley – Researcher and Funeral Director.

Your Grandma Wasn’t a Cherokee Princess, 11:00-Noon
Learn about specific problems encountered when researching Native American ancestry. Presented by Dark Rain Thom – Author and Family Historian.

Genealogy is like a Potato, 1:30-2:30
Writing your family history can be more than names, dates and places. Learn how to make your ancestors come alive and library resources used in writing family and local history in this program by an award winning author. Presented by James Alexander Thom – Author and Researcher.

Visit to learn more about the Indiana Genealogy and Local History Fair and several other Family History Month events scheduled throughout October at the Indiana State Library.

Registration Now Open for 21st Century Literacy Days

Register today for the 21st Century Literacy Days hosted by the Indiana State Library and brought to you by the Indiana Geographic Information Office.

Click here to register and for workshop & LEU details.

Dates & Locations:
Friday, Oct. 12: Purdue-Calumet, Hammond
Friday, Oct. 19: Ivy Tech, Evansville
Friday, Oct. 26: Ivy Tech, Ft. Wayne
Tuesday, Oct. 30: Indiana State Library
Wednesday, Oct. 31: Indiana State Library

Upcoming Workshops,
Events & Important Dates

Indiana Computer Educators (ICE) Conference
When: October 11 & 12
Where: Indianapolis Marriott East

Readers Advisory Workshop
When: October 11 @ 1:00PM
Where: Indiana Humanities Office, Indianapolis

Basic INSPIRE training
When: October 17 @ 3:30PM
Where: Kendallville Public Library

Basic INSPIRE Training
When: October 23 @ 1:00 PM
Where: Wells County Public Library

Library Camp
When: October 24 @ 8:30 AM
Where: Allen County Public Library

Literacy and the Department of Education (2 LEUs)
When: October 24 @ 1:30 PM
Where: Indianapolis Public Library

Indiana Genealogy & Local History Fair
When: October 27 @ 9:00 AM
Where: Indiana State Library

When: October 30 @ 2:00 PM
Where: Live Online

Bookkeeping and Annual Report Workshop Registration
When: November 7
Live Online

ILF Annual Conference
When: November 12-14
Where: Indiana
Convention Center, Downtown Indianapolis

Bookkeeping and Annual Report Workshop Registration
When: November 15
Live Online

Institutional Libraries Fall Workshop
When: November 13
Indiana State Library

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Our Heroes Tree

Register today for the 2012 Our Heroes’ Tree program

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