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The Wednesday Word: Library News from Around Indiana

In This Issue

  1. Less than One Month Remains to Make Teen Tech Week Preparations

  2. Black History Month Resources Available on INSPIRE

  3. Weekly News, Notes & Opportunities

More Library News

Associated Press
Library of Congress has plan for saving recordings
Evansville Courier & Press
Central Library marks its 100th year
Evansville Courier & Press
Signs of the Times: Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library
Hendricks County Flyer
Historic Chamber newsletters now available online
Indiana’s NewsCenter – TV (Fort Wayne)
Library's Story a Tale of Service, Innovation
Indianapolis Star
Controversial quilt depicting lynching draws viewers at Indianapolis Central library
Lafayette Journal & Courier
History freak's hobby is listening to veterans
Madison Courier
Indiana Heart Gallery visits Switzerland County Library
Michigan City News Dispatch
Black History Month exhibit on display at library
Muncie Star Press
Muncie Public Library puts technology first
New Castle Courier Times
Like Greensboro, Spiceland also was key part of Underground Railroad
Northwest Indiana Times
The Classic Approach: Time-true favorite books of children vary by generation
Northwest Indiana Times
No age limit in searching one's history
Northwest Indiana Times
Hammond library exhibit highlights Negro baseball leagues
Pulaski Post
Author speaks on shared humanity at library program
South Bend Tribune
'The Killer Angels' is this year's One Book title
Terre Haute Tribune Star
Official records of former Terre Haute Mayor Chalos in library archives
Vincennes Sun Commercial
Events to mark the Spirit of Competition

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Less than One Month Remains to Make Teen Tech Week Preparations

Teen Tech WeekThe time has come to Check In @ your library! Registration for Teen Tech Week, the Young Adult Library Services Association’s (YALSA) annual celebration of digital literacy and technology via the library is now open. Teen Tech Week is March 10-16, 2013, with a theme of Check In @ your library, which encourages libraries to throw open their physical and virtual doors and showcase the outstanding technology they offer for teens and their families, from services such as online homework help and digital literacy-focused programs to resources like e-books, movies, music, audiobooks, databases and more.

To join or for more information, including promotional materials and programming ideas, please visit the Teen Tech Week website.

Teen Tech Week is a national initiative sponsored by the Young Adult Library Services Association and is aimed at teens, their parents, educators and other concerned adults. The purpose of the initiative is to ensure that teens gain the digital literacy skills they need—with the help of libraries—in order to be successful in school and prepared to participate in a 21st century workforce.

Black History Month Resources Available on INSPIRE

Biography In ContextBiography In Context offers dozens of unique and comprehensive resources for Black History Month and is available free through INSPIRE. The "African Americans" topic portal provides easy access to biographies on prominent African Americans associated with the arts, business, current events, entertainment, government, history, literature, multicultural studies, politics, science, and sports.

Biography in Context delivers Gale's authoritative reference content of more than 600,000 biographies on more than 500,000 people gathered from more than 170 award-winning Gale reference sources. Most entries integrate enhanced content like video, audio, podcasts, interactives and more that provide a richer multi-media, online experience for today’s learners, educators and librarians.

Weekly News, Notes & Opportunities

The Indiana State Library and Net Literacy are offering free, rebuilt public access computers. These computers are available to any public, school, or institutional library in Indiana. Please visit Net Literacy’s website to learn more about the organization and their efforts to improve digital literacy nationwide. Please complete this brief questionnaire by February 15th to request computers for your library.

The Indiana State Library is seeking candidates for its Professional Development Office Supervisor position (Job ID: 582978 – Apply by 2/19). Visit the State of Indiana Personnel Department’s job bank and reference each position’s respective Job ID # to apply or for more information.

Any new or continuing full-time or part-time student in the MLS or MIS degree program of the Indiana University School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) at either Indiana University or IUPUI is eligible to apply for the $1000 Julieann V. Nilson scholarship. This includes students who have been admitted to SLIS, but who will commence their studies after the scholarship awardee(s) have been announced.  Guidelines and the application are available on the Nilson Scholarship webpage. Two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded this year. The deadline to apply is March 1, 2013. 

The application process is now open for the 2013 LSTA grant program. Technology Grant, Digitization Grant and ongoing grant opportunities are available for Indiana libraries, and historical and cultural organizations. If you have questions concerning 2013 LSTA grant opportunities, please don't hesitate to contact Jennifer Clifton, LSTA Grant Consultant, at or (317) 234-6550.

Library Lovers' Month is a month-long celebration of school, public, and private libraries of all types. This is a time for everyone, especially library support groups, to recognize the value of libraries and to work to assure that the Nation's libraries will continue to serve. Click here to learn ways to host Library Lovers' Month events at your library

NAME CHANGE: South Whitley-Cleveland Township Public Library is now the South Whitley Community Public Library.

Summer Reading Workshops Scheduled in Feb., March

Throughout February and March, join Suzanne Walker, Indiana State Library Children's Services Consultant, for one of several Collaborative Summer Reading Program training sessions offered throughout the state. These three-hour workshops worth three LEUs will discuss different ways to structure your Summer Reading Programs, event ideas for all ages, and do 2-3 hands-on activities you can use this summer.

- 2/14: Dubois Co. Contractual Public Library (PL) - Ferdinand (1:00 PM)
- 2/22: Plymouth PL (10:00 AM)
- 2/25: Hussey-Mayfield Memorial PL - Zionsville (9:30 PM)
- 2/26: Noblesville PL (9:30 AM)
- 2/27: Rushville PL (9:00 AM)
- 2/28: Kendallville PL (10:00 AM)
- 3/1: Ohio Township PL – Newburgh (10:00 AM-CST)
- 3/4: Franklin PL – Brookville (9:30 AM)
- 3/14: Muncie PL - Kennedy Branch (1:00 PM)
- 3/18: Brazil PL (10:00 AM)

Space may be limited at many of the locations. Registration is required via the WebJunction Indiana Events Calendar.

Upcoming Workshops,
Events & Important Dates

Every Child Ready to Read Workshop
When: February 15 @ 9:30 AM
Where: Bartholomew Co. Public Library

Readers Advisory Training for Youth Librarians
When: February 21 @ 10:00 AM
Where: New Albany-Floyd County Public Library

Every Child Ready to Read Workshop
When: March 5 @ 9:00 AM (CST)
Where: Jasper County Public Library - DeMotte Branch

Discovery to Delivery IV: Connecting the Community
When: March 8 @ 9:00 AM
Where: Ball State University

Readers Advisory Training for Youth Librarians
When: April 10 @ 2:00 PM
Where: New Castle Public Library

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WebJunction Indiana

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