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  1. LYRASIS Article Series to Address eBook Topics

  2. Three Indiana Libraries Awarded Big Read Grants

More Library News

Anderson Herald Bulletin

Local 'Harry Potter' diehards set for final adventure

Associated Press

Notre Dame to join digital library project

Butler Bulletin

Library receives grant for books

Crawfordsville Journal Review

MCCF grant frames Carnegie

Decatur Daily Democrat

Lightning hits Geneva library

Gary Post-Tribune

Good at pulling strings

Greene County Daily World

Linton Public Library hires new director

Indianapolis Star

A home for treasure trove of city's history

Lafayette Journal & Courier

Summer reading bids 'Potter' goodbye

Northwest Indiana Times

New Crown Point library work on schedule

Northwest Indiana Times

Ye Olde Goode Time

Perry County News

Cannelton, Tell City branches to become Perry County Public Library

Shelbyville News

Museum, library directors go head-to-head in roof showdown

South Bend Tribune

Dancing captures 'One World'

Vincennes Sun-Commercial

Library Plans Regional History Day

White Lake (MI) Beacon

Library names new director


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LYRASIS Article Series to Address eBook Topics

LYRASIS eBooks & TrendsArticle Courtesy of LYRASIS

One of the biggest topics at many recent and upcoming conferences, including this year's ALA, is eBooks. Subjects range from what to achieve through licensing eBooks, how to manage them, whether to purchase or lease, which eReaders are best for different uses, how Patron-Driven Acquisitions (PDA) and other purchase model plans fit into a collection development policy, and whether to adopt eBooks at all. LYRASIS wants to keep the dialogue going. That's why we're introducing a series of LYRASIS News articles about eBooks and some of the factors to consider when acquiring or introducing eBooks in your library.

Part 1 of this article covers "What do we need to accomplish through eBook purchases or leases?" Part 2 of this article will explore the differences between purchasing and leasing eBooks.

To make the series as member-inclusive as possible, we want to hear what you're thinking! If you have questions, suggestions or experiences to share regarding eBooks, please email us and we will include your ideas in future articles.

Three Indiana Libraries Awarded Big Read Grants

The Big ReadCongratulations to the Hancock County Public Library (Greenfield), Jennings County Public Library (North Vernon) and Knox County Public Library (Vincennes) on being awarded 2011 Big Read grants from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). These three Indiana libraries were among 76 organizations nationwide to receive grants totaling over $1 million for hosting Big Read programs between September 2011 and June 2012. The libraries featured titles and grant amounts are as follows:

  • Hancock County Public Library: The Grapes of Wrath – $9,200

  • Jennings County Public Library: The Maltese Falcon – $7,900

  • Knox County Public Library: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer – $5,900

Click here to read the full release from NEA.

IMLS to Post New Strategic Plan Highlights this Friday

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) seeks your comments and ideas to help shape IMLS programs and services to most effectively meet public needs. IMLS is developing a strategic plan to guide its work and priorities over the next five years and on this Friday, July 15, will post highlights of the draft plan for public feedback at

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New Director's Workshop
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ILF Reference Division Conf.
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Advanced INSPIRE Newspapers & Magazines
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Director's Refresher Workshop
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2011 CYPD Conference
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ACPL Library Camp 2011
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Indiana Vision Expo/Walk
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Ind. Genealogy & Local History Fair
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