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Help Promote The Big Library Read at Indiana Libraries
Over 100 Indiana libraries are taking part in a global library book club by reading master storyteller Michael Malone's eBook, The Four Corners of the Sky, during the first international Big Library Read from May 15 through June 1, 2013. The Four Corners of the Sky is master storyteller Michael Malone’s novel of love, secrets, and the mysterious bonds of families. Malone brings characters to life as only he can, exploring the questions that defy easy answers.
Beginning on May 15th, patrons of hundreds of participating Indiana libraries can download The Four Corners of the Sky in Kindle, EPUB, PDF formats via their library’s OverDrive eBook catalogue. Notable libraries participating in the The Big Library Read include The Indianapolis Public Library and the eIndiana Digital Consortium, which consists of 78 Evergreen Indiana libraries. Patrons will have unlimited access (no holds or waiting lists) to the selected title throughout the duration the pilot program.
Patrons only need a valid library card and an electronic, internet-accessible device (personal computer, tablet, Smartphone, eReader, etc.) to participate. In an effort to promote a global community of readers, libraries and patrons are encouraged join the conversation on Twitter at #BigLibraryRead and “Like” Michael Malone on Facebook. OverDrive has also created promotional materials for The Big Library Read that can be customized and used at your library.
Big Library Read is a pilot program in which libraries worldwide offer a single eBook to their patrons. In addition to creating a global “library book club,” Big Library Read is designed to demonstrate the positive exposure and sales influence library eBook catalogs provide to authors and publishers. It will spotlight one title for a set time period for library patrons around the world to read simultaneously. The program is sponsored by OverDrive, a global distributor of eBooks and audiobooks, with initial support and participation from Sourcebooks, Inc., a leading US independent publisher.
Registration Filling Up for 2013 Indiana Broadband Summit
The Indiana Broadband Summit is coming to the Indiana State Library on May 30th. The Summit will cover broadband accessibility and connectivity from both a statewide and national perspective. Sessions will be led by Indiana's Geographic Information Officer, ENA and Urban Libraries Council. The Summit will also discuss the Building Digital Communities Framework from IMLS.
Open Positions @ the Indiana State Library
LIBRARIAN 1: Genealogy Collection (Job ID # 584675)
LIBRARIAN 2: Indiana Collection (Job ID # 584680)
Visit the State of Indiana Personnel Department’s job bank and reference each position’s respective Job ID # to apply or for more information.
WebJunction Seeks Input to Improve Online Community
Each year, WebJunction creates a survey to collect input from its members. The goal of this survey is to make sure that WebJunction continues to be the best resource it can be to support all kinds of library learning. Please take a few minutes to share your opinions on the value of WebJunction, areas for improvement, and the future of libraries.
The survey will close on May 26.
SHRAB Archives Assessment & Digitization Grants
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.
Applications must be received by email or postmarked no later than Friday, May 31, 2013 and may be found online at www.SHRAB.IN.gov. Grantees will be announced July 3, 2013.
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