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The Wednesday Word: Library News from Around Indiana

In This Issue

  1. LibraryIndiana Adds Several New Vendor Agreements

  2. LSTA Webinar Provides Grant Preparation Tips

  3. Weekly News, Notes & Opportunities

More Library News

Auburn Star
Chat it up with Charlie
Chesterton Tribune
Pricetag jumps thanks to elevator alarms for new WPL fire alert system upgrade
Evansville Courier & Press
Technology playing a larger role in EVSC students' homework
Evansville Courier & Press
New Harmony looking at liquidating remaining contents of former school
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
'Cover charge' unlikely answer to Amazonian issue
Gary Post-Tribune
Gary main library could reopen by end of year
Huntington County TAB
Friends of Library to honor trustee Sprague
Huntington County TAB
Board hears library expansion project to be delayed 2 more months
Indianapolis Star
Tech Q&A: How safe is private browsing
Kokomo Tribune
Kids at library celebrate Clifford's big day
Madison Courier
Great books to start 2013
Michigan City News Dispatch
Students compete in Poetry Out Loud state competition
Muncie Star Press
Residents push for community gardens
New Castle Courier-Times
Together We Learn
Northwest Indiana Times
Merger of Hammond and Lake County libraries added to House bill
Shelbyville News
No more social anxiety
Shelbyville News
How to save 30 million county public records
Terre Haute Tribune Star
Self-checkout feedback positive, new library director says
Vincennes Sun Commercial
Some Early Vincennes Newspapers Now Available Online

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LibraryIndiana Adds Several New Vendor Agreements

LibraryIndianaLibaryIndiana recently announced the addition of several new vendors agreements to its site, including The Library Store, Inc., Brodart and Demco, which are now housing their complete DISCOUNTED catalogs on LibraryIndiana. Discounts range from 5% to 20%, and with free shipping on orders over $50. Check out their catalogs in the Library Supplies category of your "My Catalogs" page or start searching for library supplies using our search bar.

Additionally, for savings on paint and paint accessories, LibraryIndiana also added a new PPG Porter Paints catalog, found in the MRO category of your "My Catalogs" page. This agreement includes select items that have been negotiated to the lowest possible price with the Indiana Department of Administration and includes free shipping on all orders.

If you would like more information on ordering from the above listed vendors or wish to set up your corporation on LibraryIndiana, contact

About LibraryIndiana
LibraryIndiana is a valuable procurement tool offering more options and greater savings will be available for Indiana libraries . LibraryIndiana, a public/ private partnership between the Indiana Department of Administration, the Indiana State Library and Indianapolis-based Business Purchasing Solutions, gives every library in the state the purchasing advantage of statewide-negotiated contracts, organized into convenient online catalogs, all on one easy-to-use website.

While LibraryIndiana is easy, intuitive, and ready to use, several brief online training sessions are also being scheduled throughout October and November 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

LSTA Webinar Provides Grant Preparation Tips

Library Services & Technology ActNeed some help completing your LSTA application or budget? Check out this 2013 Application Assistance Webinar hosted by LSTA Grant Consultant Jennifer Clifton. The 15-minute recorded webinar (sorry, too short for LEUs) will help you prepare the strongest application possible, and covers the following topics:

  • An introduction to LSTA grants and their purpose
  • How to complete and submit the application
  • Outcomes-Based Planning and Evaluation
  • Budgets, cost sharing, and allowable costs

If you have questions about your eligibility, a grant application requirement, or anything else concerning current LSTA grant opportunities, please don't hesitate to contact the Library Development Office at or (317) 234-6550, or visit the LSTA homepage. The deadline to apply for LSTA Technology Grants and Digitization Grants is March 15, 2013.

Weekly News, Notes & Opportunities

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.

Answers to 10 of the most frequently asked questions about grandfathered license renewals for public librarian certification are now available via WebJunction Indiana. Please do not hesitate to present any additional questions, as well as LEUs and ISL’s certification policy in general, to Emily Schaber, Certification Program Director, at 317-234-6217 or

Please join the State Library in congratulating Dave Gray on his upcoming promotion to Director of the Hancock County Public Library. He has been with HCPL for over a decade and currently serves as Associate Director and previously served as IT Manager. Mr. Gray will replace Diane Osborne who will retire on April 30, 2013.

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.

- 2/22: 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

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

IBLN Spring Conference
When: March 23
Where: Ivy Tech, Lafayette Campus

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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