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Just Over One Week Left to Apply for 2014 LSTA Grants
The 2014 LSTA applications must be received by 4:00 PM EST on Friday, March 14th, 2014. This year's grant program includes the following opportunities for Indiana libraries and historical and cultural organizations:
If you have questions about your eligibility, a grant application requirement, or anything else concerning 2014 LSTA grant opportunities, please contact the Library Development Office at LDO@library.in.gov or (800) 451-6028. Visit the LSTA homepage to learn more how LSTA grants support Indiana libraries.
LEU Policy Set for PLA in Indianapolis
Next week is PLA in Indianapolis. Please see the reminder below regarding the current policy (as of 8/31/2013) for recording LEUs from out-of-state andnational conferences. (Although PLA is technically in-state this year, it’s still a national conference.)
As always, let me know your questions. Have fun at PLA and learn lots!
Policy on LEUs for Out-of-State Conferences (Effective 8/31/2013)
Presentations eligible for LEUs: Keynote speeches and author talks, as well as standard workshops. Eligible sessions must have a specified learning objectives and make a contribution to the field of professional librarianship. Sessions eligible for TLEUs will consist of training on software or devices, instruction on social media, and so forth. Sessions pertaining to policies on technology (as opposed to how to use a product) are eligible for general LEUs. If you are not sure, contact the Certification Consultant Emily Schaber.
NOT eligible for LEUs: Business meetings, registrations, roundtable discussions, poster sessions, time spent at vendor booths, and social events without a speaker are NOT eligible for LEUs.
Gates Foundation Develops Advocacy Toolkits for Libraries
The Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project has produced a series of reports presenting new research on library services, trends in reading habits and patron needs in the digital age. This three-year research program is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and informed by an advisory group, focus groups and surveys of library users, non-users, and librarians.
The Pew research is rich in data that librarians can use to inform internal planning and support advocacy efforts. The Pew data is nationally representative, however many libraries are seeing examples of how the Pew findings reflect changes and trends in their own libraries.
The foundation has developed advocacy toolkits (one kit for each report) that include materials librarians can customize and use in their own communities. The tools will help librarians effectively talk about the Pew data to stakeholders and share information about library services.
2014 Evergreen Indiana Conference Coming April 3 & 4
The 2014 Evergreen Indiana Annual Conference will open on the evening of the 3rd with a keynote reception dinner and continue on the 4th with cataloging, patron services, and administration tracks, committee meetings, and the State of Evergreen Indiana luncheon.
INSPIRE Webinars from Gale
Family Place Libraries Symposium
Indiana Black Librarians Network PLA Reception
LSTA Grant Applications Due
Indiana Black Librarians Network Spring Program
Indiana Library Leadership Academy Application Due
Personal Digital Archiving Conference
ILF District Conferences
Discovery to Delivery V
IOLUG Spring Program
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