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In This Issue

  1. Rare Historical Materials Added to Indiana Memory

  2. ALA, Target Partner on Reading Initiative

  3. INSPIRE Loaded with GED Test-taking Resources

More Library News

Anderson Herald Bulletin

History exhibit comes to Anderson

Associated Press

Report: IN tax cap savings to rise in 2011

Evansville Courier & Press

Marcia Au to be recognized by Indiana Library Federation

Fort Wayne Daily News

Genealogy Center launches new website

Greencastle Banner-Graphic

Workshop celebrates re-creation of bad films

Indiana Daily Student

Storytellers bring ghost stories to audience in Bryan Park

Indianapolis Star

Zionsville library ranks well in Hennen's American Public Library Ratings

Indianapolis Star

Will you be a friend? Library is calling

Indianapolis Star

New Franklin library branch to be explored

Kokomo Tribune

Thank you, library board

Kokomo Tribune

Get involved with ‘Reads’

La Porte Herald Argus

A model library

Muncie Star Press

Honor military heroes at Muncie libraries

Muncie Star Press

State coffers half full or half empty

New Albany Even. News & Tribune

Consider this about tax caps vote

Noblesville Times

The right time for stories outside

Perry County News

Library board review new technology plan

Rushville Republican

Library gets crafty raising program funding

Seymour Tribune

Program to honor military, families

South Bend Tribune

Public: Thanks for saving LaSalle

South Bend Tribune

LaSalle Branch Library open, for now

Zionsville Times Sentinel

Catt to receive library achievement award


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Rare Historical Materials Added to Indiana Memory

Indiana MemoryTen new digital collections are now available via Indiana Memory – a collaborative effort to provide access to the wealth of primary sources in Indiana libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural institutions. Six of these collections have been made available courtesy of the Allen County Public Library (ACPL), including the much anticipated Lincoln Library Photographs. The Lincoln collection already provides nearly 150 unique images with ACPL aiming to add over a thousand more by year’s end. Many of these photographs are rare glimpses into the life of President Lincoln, his family & friends and other public officials, political associates & foreign diplomats. In addition to the Lincoln Library Photographs, ACPL has made other significant contributions to Indiana Memory that provide a deeper look into Allen County history, including Fort Wayne Fire Fighter Photographs, Fort Wayne and Allen County History & Historic Photos, Monroeville Ternet Collection, and Woodburn Historical Society Collection.

The Indiana State Library also made two additions to Indiana Memory, the William W. Dunkle Theatre and Circus Collection and Dept. of Natural Resources Historic Preservation and Archaeology Collection. Indiana University, Purdue University – Indianapolis (Conner Prairie Historic Almanac Collection) and Wabash Valley Visions & Voices (Vigo County Public Library collection) each made one contribution.

This Indiana Memory project is made possible through grant funding from the Institution of Museum and Library Services to the Indiana State Library under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act. The items made accessible through Indiana Memory represent a total of 128 collections from contributing institutions. If you would like to learn how your local library, historical organization or community may participate in Indiana Memory, please contact Connie Rendfeld, Indiana State Library Digital Initiatives Librarian, or visit  

ALA, Target Partner on Reading Initiative

Courtesy of the American Library Association (ALA)

Target Read with Me CampaignALA and Target Corporation recently announced their partnership in Target’s nationwide “Target Read With Me” campaign to help increase the reading proficiency of children. As part of this partnership, ALA is providing support and resources for a dedicated website that is focused on encouraging adults to read to children. The goal is to help foster a love of books and reading and significantly increase a child’s ability to read on their own by the end of third grade.

ALA is contributing recommended reading lists and tips to help parents build their child’s home library. The “Read With Me” website will also offer a library search tool to help visitors find libraries by ZIP code and encourage them to supplement their reading activities with free library resources.

INSPIRE Loaded with GED Test-taking Resources

Testing & Education Reference CenterHelp your patrons find the study tools they need before taking the GED high school equivalency exam with resources available on INSPIRE. The Testing & Education Reference Center (TERC) enhances students’ studies with three timed, full-length GED practice tests (also available in Spanish), detailed answer explanations for typical test questions, and review tools and test-taking strategies that help target subject areas and study priorities. TERC also offers a free, full-length eBook, Master the GED, that enables test takers to save time and money.

In addition to these great GED resources, TERC offers in-depth information on colleges and universities, graduate and professional programs, distance learning, corporate training, available scholarships and awards, preparatory entrance tests (like the SAT, ACT, & GRE) and much more. TERC is for more than just students and test-takers, it also offers job searching tools like the online résumé builder, the Career Key job assessment resource, a virtual career library, and tips and strategies for résumés, interviewing and networking.

Go to INSPIRE and click on the TERC icon (pictured above) to discover the many resources and opportunities available through this one-of-a-kind resource.

Indiana State Library Job Opening

The State Library is seeking to fill their Eastern Indiana Regional Coordinator vacancy. The successful candidate will join the State Library team of Regional Librarians in providing information, consulting, continuing education opportunities, marketing, and more to libraries in eastern Indiana. The successful candidate will telecommute from home.

Apply for this position at and reference job posting #568934.



Evergreen Introduction Cataloging
When: Wednesday, Nov. 3 9:00 AM - Noon
Where: State Library

Evergreen Admin/ Reports Training
When: Wednesday, Nov. 3 1:00 - 3:00 PM
Where: State Library

Evergreen Circulation Training
When: Thursday, Nov. 4
1:00 - 5:-00 PM
Where: State Library

IOLUG Fall Program
When: Friday, Nov. 5
Where: Indiana Wesleyan University - Indianapolis

Bookkeeping & Annual Report Workshop
When: Wednesday, Nov. 10
10:30 AM-4:00 PM
Multiple Locations

Rock the Night 2010 ILF Welcome & New Member Reception
When: Monday, Nov. 15
6:00– 9:00 PM
Where: Rock Bottom Brewery - Downtown Indianapolis

ILF Annual Conference
When: November 15-17
Where: Indy Convention Center

Bookkeeping & Annual Report Workshop
When: Thursday, Nov. 18
10:30 AM -4:00 PM
Multiple Locations

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