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  1. Indiana SHRAB Offering Archives Assessment and Digitization Grants

  2. State Library Seeks Candidates for Multiple Open Positions

  3. Library Community Invited to Retirement Party for Edie Huffman

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Anderson Herald Bulletin
History inspires miniature displays
Associated Press
State of the American library
Associated Press
Digital public library with vast archive opens
Elkhart Truth
Elkhart County Historical Museum hosting grand opening for new library and reading room
Evansville Courier & Press
For 30 years, Reitz students celebrate National Library Week by playing golf
Greenfield Daily Reporter
Retiring director leaves mark on library
Greenfield Daily Reporter
Library doesn't go far to find new leader
Indianapolis Star
Author Ann Patchett talks about her books, her store, her life
Indianapolis Star
The Cool Bus: taking literacy to the streets
Lafayette Journal & Courier
Tecumseh encourages students to read with free books
Lafayette Journal & Courier
West Lafayette Library sale brings out fans of vinyl
Lafayette Journal & Courier
State poet laureate shares her art
Michigan City News Dispatch
Muncie Star Press
Money Smart Week planned at libraries
Muncie Star Press
How not to inherit family's bad financial habits
New Albany News & Tribune
NA-FC Library hosting pet fair
Northwest Indiana Times
Tee time at the Crown Point Library
Northwest Indiana Times
Bidders snap up library contents, but pass on building
Rushville Republican
Library campaign off to good start
South Bend Tribune
Library seeks to vacate downtown alley
Vincennes Sun Commercial
Exercise your mind and body at the Knox County Public Library
WFLI-TV (Lafayette)
Library partially closed after sprinkler-system snafu

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Indiana SHRAB Offering Archives Assessment and Digitization Grants

The Indiana State Historic Records Advisory Board Two grant opportunities for archival assessment and digitization are now being offered by the Indiana State Historic Records Advisory Board (SHRAB). The SHRAB is providing matching grant funds of up to $5,000. Nonprofit organizations and units of local government in the State of Indiana are eligible to apply. Priority will be given to institutions whose records are currently at risk. The grant funds are provided by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission of the National Archives.

The archival assessment grant enables institutions to hire a consultant to analyze the conditions of historical records and report recommendations. Digitization grants are available for institutions to digitize specific types of records that may currently be at risk. The digitization of these documents will enable greater public access to these records through preservation and online availability.

Applications must be received by email or postmarked no later than Friday, May 31, 2013 and may be found online at Grantees will be announced July 3, 2013.

The State Historic Records Advisory Board was established in February of 2006 and is charged with being the central advisory body for historical records planning and preservation in Indiana.


"Pushing the Limits" STEM Grants for Small & Rural Libraries

The CALIFA Library Group is opening a national search for 75 rural libraries to join a grant project funded by the National Science Foundation. “Pushing the Limits" aims to strengthen adult science programming and resources in small and rural public libraries and to enhance public interest and involvement in STEM topics -- science, technology, engineering, and math.

The program launched with 20 pilot sites (phase 1) and is now being expanded to as many as 75 additional rural public libraries (in phase 2). In phase two, up to 75 public libraries in the United States will receive a grant of $2,500, program materials including videos, and will participate in an on-line training program.

Online applications must be submitted by May 15, 2013. Grant Awards will be announced June 21, 2013.

NEH Offering Civil Rights Programming Grants to 500 Libraries

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is offering grants of up to 500 libraries and humanities organizations to develop public programming around a set of four NEH-funded films that explore the history of civil rights in America. The Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle project was developed by the NEH to mark the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. Up to 500 communities across the nation will receive a packaged set of NEH-funded films on civil rights history, accompanied by programming resources to guide public conversations about the changing meanings of freedom and equality in U.S. history.

As part of the NEH's ongoing Bridging Cultures initiative, the Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle grant program will encourage communities across the country to revisit the history of civil rights in the U.S. and to reflect on the ideals of freedom and equality that have helped bridge deep racial and cultural divides in American life. Each participating site will receive an award of up to $1,200 to support public programming exploring the themes of the Created Equal project.

More information and the application form are available online. The application receipt deadline has been extended to May 15, 2013.

State Library Seeks Candidates for Multiple Open Positions

Open Postions @ the Indiana State LibraryVisit the State of Indiana Personnel Department’s job bank and reference each of the following position’s respective Job ID # to apply or for more information.

Eastern Indiana Regional Coordinator (Job ID: 584398 – Apply by 5/3) - This position coordinates outreach efforts of the Indiana State Library to libraries of all types in the eastern region of the state, which includes libraries in 26 counties.

Conservator (Job ID: 584392 – Apply by 5/3) - The Conservator is responsible for the planning, implementation, and administration of a comprehensive preservation program for the Indiana State Library and serves as a resource on preservation issues for state and local government agencies and public libraries across Indiana

Public Library Consultant (LDO) (Job ID: 584399 – Apply by 5/3) - This position serves as an ambassador to library staff from all types of libraries in Indiana and as specialists in the areas of public library budget, e-rate, board trainings, statistics, and other topics relevant for all types of libraries in Indiana.

Newspaper Digitalization Project Manager (Job ID: 584401 – Apply by 5/6) - This position oversees production schedules, newspaper microfilm evaluation, metadata creation, and quality control associated with the "Indiana Historic Newspaper Digitization Project."

Librarian 1: Indiana Collection (Job ID: 584390 – Apply by 4/30) - This position acts as senior collection specialist providing an advanced level of technical expertise and research expertise in specialized areas of information science such as federal, state, local documents, census data, Indiana history, genealogy and reference in all types of formats.

Library Community Invited to Retirement Party for Edie Huffman

The Indiana State Library invites friends and colleagues to celebrate the retirement of Edie Huffman. Edie has been an invaluable ambassador to Indiana librarians for the Library Development Office and Indiana State Library in her position as a Public Library Consultant.

We hope you can attend on April 30, 2013 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the Indiana State Library in the Indiana Author’s Room. Please visit with Edie to share cookies, punch, and conversation to honor her dedication and service to libraries.

Upcoming Workshops,
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Crossing Boundaries: Information Literacy from High School to College
When: April 25 @ 2:00 PM
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Every Child R2R 2nd Edition
When: April 29 @ 9:30 AM
Where: Crawfordsville District PL

EdCamp Fort Wayne
When: May 1 @ 8:00 AM
Where: New Tech Academy @ Wayne High School

Readers Advisory Training for Youth Librarians
When: May 3 @ 10:00 AM
Where: Evansville Vanderburg PL

Libraries & Pinterest
When: May 8 @ 10:00 AM
Where: Akron Carnegie Public Library

Facebook @ your library
When: May 8 @ 11:00 AM
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Deadline to Apply for 2013 Library Leadership Academy
When: May 12

Every Child R2R 2nd Edition
When: May 13 @ 9:00 AM
Where: Brookston-Prairie Township Public Library

Institutional Libraries Spring Workshop
When: May 13 @ 8:30 AM
Where: Indianapolis Public Library Service Center/Indiana State Library

Indiana Broadband Summit
When: May 30
Where: Indiana State Library

2013 Public Library Budget Webinar Workshop
When: June 5 or 15
Where: Live Online

EdCamp Indy
When: June 6
Where: Franklin High School

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