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  1. Gale Completes Lineup of AccessMyLibrary Apps

  2. Census for Libraries Workshop Scheduled for March 31

  3. LSTA Grant Funds Delayed Due to Federal Budget Uncertainties

More Library News

Associated Press

East Chicago police remove library director

Associated Press

Judge asked to freeze ex-East Chicago library director's assets

Crawfordsville Journal Review

Award Winning Writers

Evansville Courier & Press

Biography of aviator packed with mystery

Fort Wayne Daily News

Edible Book Fest merges with literacy event

Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

Suit filed to recover North Webster library funds

Fort Wayne News-Sentinel

Local librarian honored by trade journal

Gary Post-Tribune

State moves to freeze Montalvo’s assets

Greene County Daily World

Mike McDaniel enjoys looking into his family's past

Hendricks County Flier

Library looks to take contest

Indianapolis Star

Teen book author to speak in Plainfield

Indianapolis Star

Board looking at 10 sites for new library branch

Indianapolis Star

Avon library enters contest to attract author

Lafayette Journal & Courier

Tippecanoe County Public Library earns money from book sale

Lafayette Journal & Courier

Some LSC librarians will be shelved

Louisville Courier-Journal

Pollard’s Library Lives in the Present

Muncie Star Press

Local e-book reader devotees are growing in number

New Albany Evening News & Tribune

Public libraries worthy of funding attention at state, local levels

Noblesville Times

Public honors Cooper

Northwest Indiana Times

State freezes Montalvo's personal assets

Northwest Indiana Times

Police investigate report of stolen E.C. library data

Northwest Indiana Times

E.C. library is scene of political warfare

Northwest Indiana Times

E.C. board actions political? Are you shocked?

Northwest Indiana Times

Indiana library director fired, removed by police

Richmond Palladium-Item

New Cambridge City library opens Sunday

Shelbyville News

Shelby County Reads ... and writes

South Bend Tribune

Indiana sues over North Webster library money

Terre Haute Tribune Star

Vigo Library posting standards of conduct for users

Warsaw Times-Union

Ex-Webster Library Worker Sued Over Missing Money

Warsaw Times-Union

Anne Frank Program Set At WCPL


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Gale Completes Lineup of AccessMyLibrary AppsAccessMyLibrary App by Gale

Gale recently released the College and School editions of the AccessMyLibrary (AML) Android applications, which join the AML School Edition application for the iPad that became available in early January. These latest additions complete Gale’s line-up of AML applications, which make Gale library resources accessible on the go from all major mobile devices.

AML College and School Edition ask students to locate their school and then authenticate for the year. Both editions require a one-time password. College students can enter their school-issued email address to have the password sent to them, while students in grade, middle and high schools will have the password provided by their institution. Rather than sifting through internet sites that aren’t always reliable, students can access credible library reference sources available via INSPIRE in seconds with AML apps.

Additionally, Quick Response (QR) codes are available for all AML apps. After downloading a QR code-scanning app, mobile phone users can scan the AML QR code with their barcode reader to be automatically taken to the Gale apps web site.

AML apps can be downloaded from the iTunes store and Android Marketplace. All AML apps are free and additional information, including QR codes, posters, bookmarks and other library marketing resources can be found at If your public, school or academic library is not listed, activate it today either online or by contacting Gale Technical Support.

NetLibrary Gives Way to New Platform this Summer

eBooks on EBSCOhostThe NetLibrary name/platform will soon retire as it transitions to EBSCOhost. A preview site of eBooks on EBSCOhost is now available for users who login at This site offers a sneak peek of the new design.

Leading up to the summer transition, EBSCO will host three eBooks on EBSCOhost workshops at multiple times and dates in the coming months, including:

  • NetLibrary: eBooks & Audiobooks on EBSCO Overview

  • NetLibrary: Using eBooks 

  • eBooks on EBSCOhost

This change will affect all NetLibrary collections purchased by your library and the Indiana Shared eBook Collection on INSPIRE. The collection's strengths include eBooks focused on popular topics and information of great use to Hoosiers. In particular, the collection offers professional development resources that offer insight into writing effective résumés, learning simple and advanced computer skills and career guidance and job effectiveness strategies. Additionally, the collection contains extensive medical and personal health holdings from topics on diet and weight loss to information of all aspects of physical and mental health.

LSTA Grant Funds Delayed Due to Budget Uncertainties

Library Services & Technology Act GrantsThe Indiana State Library will award about half of the LSTA grant funds it expected to give in 2011.  Continuing uncertainties regarding the federal budget and funding for LSTA will result in the State Library funding the top half of the ranked applications for digitization and technology grant programs.  These applicants will be notified of their award in the coming weeks.  Once the State Library receives notification of the actual amount of LSTA funds available for 2011, additional projects in both sub-grant categories will be considered.  

If you have any questions, please contact LSTA Grant Consultant Jennifer Clifton at or (317) 234-6550. For more information the about Indiana LSTA grants webpage

One Week Remains to Join Gateway Trainers Project

Beginning this summer all local units of government will be required to submit their budgets online using the Indiana Gateway for Local Government Units, a web-based data reporting system. The Indiana State Library and the DLGF are partnering to offer librarians the opportunity to become Gateway Trainers and to provide leaders in their local communities with this valuable service.

If your library is interested in being a Gateway Trainer, contact Wendy Knapp by March 31 to register for the program webinar.


ILF District Conferences
When: 8:30 AM (local time)
Where: Multiple Locations
District 3         4/08: District 6
District 8         5/03: District 1
5/12: District 5/7     5/13: District 2
District 4

Evergreen Circulation Training
When: March 29 @ 9:00 AM
Where: Indiana State Library

Society of Indiana Archivists Annual Meeting
When: April 1 & 2
Where: Indiana Historical Society

Evergreen 2.0 Features
When: April 5 @ 10:00 AM & 2:00 PM

When: April 6 @ 10:00 AM & 2:00 PM
Where: Live Online

Southwest Indiana Youth Services Roundtable
When: March 29 @ 9:00 AM
Where: Indiana State Library

America is Changing: Accessing 2010 Census Data
When: March 31 - Session I @ 9:30 AM: Session II @ 1:30 PM
Where: Indiana State Library

Moving Library Cooperation Web Scale
When: April 13, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Indiana State Library

Money Smart Week
When: April 2-9

Indiana Genealogical Society Annual Conference
When: April 16
Where: Fort Benjamin Harrison

8th Annual Copyright Conference
When: April 20
Where: Ball State University

AISLE Survive Conference
When: June 14
Where: Ben Davis HS - Indianapolis

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Indiana Authors Award

Nominate your favorite Hoosier authors through March 25, 2011


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