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In This Issue

  1. YALSA Launches 2011 Teen Tech Week Campaign

  2. Contest Seeks Summer Reading Commercials

  3. State Archives Announces New Public Hours

More Library News

Columbia City Post & Mail

Veterans honored at annual library event

Greencastle Banner-Graphic

Library hosts Smoke-Out Day

Greenfield Daily Reporter

Hancock Co. Libraries Separate & Unequal

Huntington County TAB

Andrews council to sponsor library’s request for county’s CEDIT funding

Indianapolis Star

Kurt can hit home again

Indianapolis Star

Library CEO to retire in 2011

Indianapolis Star

Heroes adorn tree at Zionsville library

Indianapolis Star

New library will showcase Vonnegut's life

Jackson County Banner

Libraries to collect food for fines

Lafayette Journal & Courier

Gaming Day brings families, friends together

Lafayette Journal & Courier

The Potter generation: Young adults get ready for the final installment

Logansport Pharos-Tribune

A 60-second challenge

Muncie Star Press

Delaware County buys vacant library building

New Albany Evening News & Tribune

Friends group celebrates 10 years

Noblesville Times

Conner Prairie receives nation's highest award for community service

Northwest Indiana Times

Power Paws Group bringing four-legged listeners to library

Perry County News

Library merger could help patrons of both

Perry County News

Library board OK’s merger talks

Rensselaer Republican

Let the games begin

Richmond Palladium-Item

Teens gain experience at library

Richmond Palladium-Item

Galileo Charter School honored for student growth in English
Seymour Tribune

History comes alive

Winchester News-Gazette

Evergreen Ind. comes to Winchester Library


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YALSA Launches Teen Tech Week Campaign

Teen Tech Week 2011The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) recently launched its Teen Tech Week 2011 website, opening registration and offering tools for librarians to plan the annual celebration of technology for teens in the library. Teen Tech Week will be celebrated March 6-12, 2011, with a theme of Mix and Mash @ your library, encouraging teens to take advantage of the many technologies available to them, free of charge, at their libraries. Registration is free and provides access to official graphics for use when promoting Teen Tech Week on your library's website, blog, or social networking sites.

More resources, including activity ideas, planning materials, publicity tools and more, can be found at  Official Teen Tech Week products, including posters, decals, bookmarks and digital downloads, are available at the ALA Store. Additionally, check out the 2011 Teen Tech Week Mini Grant, courtesy of the Margaret A. Edwards Trust, which provides funding for libraries that create a reading program that incorporates technology.

Contest Seeks Summer Reading Commercials

2011 Teen Video ChallengeThe Indiana State Library is challenging Indiana students to create a video promoting Summer Reading at the Library. The national initiative is part of the Collaborative Summer Reading Program and will award $250 to winners in each state! 

The video should be a short, yet imaginative, public service announcement and must produced by an Indiana student or group of students. The video that best encourages use of their local public libraries and promotes reading all summer long will take away the contest prize and be featured throughout 2011 as the official commercial for Indiana's Summer Reading Program.

For complete contest details and submission guidelines visit

State Archives Announces New Public Hours

Indiana State Digital ArchivesThe Indiana State Archives changed its public hours to 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The change was made in an effort to better serve patron phone and email requests. The change will give State Archives' staff an additional hour in the morning and half-hour in the evening to concentrate on research and related work.

A major factor in this change is the growing popularity of the Indiana State Digital Archives, which was recently named a 2010 Best State Website by Family Tree Magazine. In fact, the Digital Archives had over 23,000 unique searches last month and over 225,000 for the year. Not only has the popularity of the Digital Archives substantially increased records and research requests via phone and email, it has also increased foot traffic at the State Archives building in Indianapolis.

Thanks ILF Attendees!

Many thanks to the hundreds of attendees that visited the State Library's booths at the ILF Annual Conference. We appreciate everyone's great ideas & feedback. Please do not hesitate to contact a State Library representative if we can ever be of your service.



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

Fall Institutional Library Workshop
When: Monday, Nov. 22
9:15 AM - 3:15 PM
Where: Indiana State Library

State Library Closed for Thanksgiving
When: Thursday, Nov. 25 - Sunday, November 28

Evergreen Indiana Circulation Training
When: Thursday, Dec. 2
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: Indiana State Library

Evergreen Admin/ Reports Training
When: Wednesday, Dec. 8
10:00 AM - Noon
Where: Indiana State Library

Evergreen Indiana Introduction Cataloging
When: Wednesday, Dec. 8
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Indiana State Library

Turning Customers into Champions: Marketing as a Team Sport
When: Wednesday, Dec. 8
3:00 PM (Live Online)

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