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  1. Three Libraries Receive Authors Award Grants

  2. WebJunction Hosting Free Customer Service Conference

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Chesterton Tribune

Ugly choices ahead for Indiana lawmakers

Elkhart Truth

Pay your Middlebury Public Library late fines in food for pantries

Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

Library awards its staff 1% raise

Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

Area libraries get cooking

Gary Post-Tribune

Miller library branch named for black historian Woodson

Greencastle Banner-Graphic

Program gives foster children books of their own

Greene County Daily World

Fundraising auction set for November 30 at Linton Public Library

Indianapolis Star

Deal would spare four Westside library branches

Lafayette Journal & Courier

From 23 to 3: TSC media specialists search for answers following cuts

Logansport Pharos-Tribune

Library schedules open house

Northwest Indiana Times

Literacy coalition presents Time Out For Reading awards

Perry County News

Library committee members address concerns

Richmond Palladium-Item

For sale: Vehicle that's 28 feet long, has plenty of bookshelves

Richmond Palladium-Item

Local group donates books for foster kids

Richmond Palladium-Item

Authors with area ties pen influential works

Shelbyville News

Buzz on the street: High school has best spellers


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Three Libraries Receive Authors Award Grants

Courtesy of the IMCPL Foundation

Teen Tech Week 2011The hometown libraries of the three Indiana authors who were recently awarded the 2010 Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award will each receive $2,500 grants this month. The Award, a program of the Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library Foundation, and the subsequent grants seek to recognize the contributions of Indiana authors to the literary landscape in Indiana and across the nation. The Award recognition and the grants to the following libraries are funded by the generosity of The Glick Fund, a fund of the Central Indiana Community Foundation:

Public nominations for the award were submitted from across the state earlier this year and eligibility included any published writer who was born in Indiana or has lived in Indiana for at least five years. An eight-member, statewide Award Panel selected the winners in the three categories, which were announced last month.

Information about nominating an author for the 2011 Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award will be made available early next year. To learn more, visit

WJ Hosting Free Customer Service Conference

Image: WJ Serving the 21st Century PatronWebJunction invites Indiana librarians to join in their free online conference, “Serving the 21st Century Patron,” on December 1st and 2nd. The two-day, eight-session conference from noon - 5:00 PM (EST) will feature several notable speakers and focus on the changing needs and evolving approaches related to customer service in 21st-century libraries.

Space for the conference is limited and registration is required. Attendees are encouraged to attend the conference as a cohort under a single registration in order to not only allow more people to attend, but also for your group to benefit from face-to-face discussions and break-out sessions. Complete conference details and session information is available on WebJunction.

Indiana Library Jobs

View job postings from around the state via Jobs in Indiana Libraries on WebJunction Indiana



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

Holiday Author Fair
When: Saturday, Dec. 4
Where: Indiana Historical Society

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)

Indianapolis Youth Literature Conference
When: Sat. Jan. 29, 2011
8:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Indianapolis-Marion County Public Central Library

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