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In This Issue

  1. ALA Unveils Resources for 2011 Library Card Sign-Up Month

  2. LYRASIS Talks eBooks in Second Entry of Article Series

  3. Final Week to Register for Preservation Workshop Series

More Library News

Anderson Herald Bulletin

Free folklore concert at Pendleton library features top autoharpist

Associated Press

About 100 Indiana post offices under review for closure

Carroll County Comet

Long-time DCSC media specialist retires

Evansville Courier & Press

Colts partner with Evansville business to provide books to kids

Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

Genealogists find gems at seminar, downtown

Gary Post-Tribune

The final chapter on book stores?

Indianapolis Recorder

Summer reading benefits include more than relaxation

Indianapolis Nuvo

Library spotlights women authors

Kokomo Tribune

Main library wants to continue building

Lafayette Journal & Courier

Texting contest pits teens against clock

Lafayette Journal & Courier

Frank Lloyd Wright's vision seen in drawings

Logansport Pharos-Tribune

World War I buckle reunited with family

Madison Courier

ebrary system a great addition to local libraries

Northwest Indiana Times

Library improvements celebrated

Plymouth Pilot News

Community Foundation; United Way announce new director

Seymour Tribune

Library board accepts grant

Shelbyville News

All ages read up, party down

Terre Haute Tribune Star

West Vigo library branch plans move away from community center


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ALA Unveils Resources for 2011 Library Card Sign-Up Month

Library Card Sign Up Month - Sept. 2011This September, baseball Hall of Famer and author Cal Ripken will encourage children to get the most important school supply of all: a library card. As the Honorary Chair of Library Card Sign-up Month, Cal Ripken has donated his image to a print and digital public service announcement (PSA). ALA will place the PSA in magazines and on websites to remind parents and educators that a library card is a key tool in achieving academic success.

Librarians looking to promote Library Card Sign-up Month locally can download customizable PSAs and promotional material online. Sample media tools are also available to remind the public of all the resources available for free with a library card. Tools include a sample press release, newsletter article, proclamation and PSA scripts.

LYRASIS Talks eBooks in Second Entry of Article Series

LYRASIS: eBook SeriesThere are two primary options for acquiring eBook collections: purchasing with perpetual rights to the content and leasing for a specified term. Both sometimes include limitations on the number of uses per book or the number of concurrent users. There are benefits to both, and your library will likely need to balance these to determine which model suits its needs best. Click here to read more about points to consider when choosing eBooks for your library.

LYRASIS offers options for both purchasing and leasing eBooks. Springer, ABC-CLIO, IGI Global, Oxford and Plunkett Research offer collections that your library can purchase with perpetual access. Feel free to reach out to LYRASIS Member Support, whose specialists can help you choose the right resources.

Final Week to Register for Preservation Workshop Series

2011 SHRAB Workshop SeriesThe deadline to register for the third-annual Indiana SHRAB Conferences are due by August 1st. These workshops will be held at locations throughout Indiana from August 3 to August 24. These workshops provide valuable information to those who work with and care for historical records. This year, each conference will focus on different issues and skill sets, including the use of electronic records and digital repositories, appraisal, environmental considerations, as well as the utilization of social media.

Each conference includes lunch and public librarians can earn between four and seven Library Education Units toward certification, although anyone interested in historic preservation is encouraged to attend. For more information or to sign up for a conference, visit the SHRAB Conference Series website or contact the SHRAB at

Welcome New
Library Directors

Please join the Indiana State Library in welcoming these new public library directors and interim directors across the state:

Andrew (Andy) Rowden, Director, Tyson Library

Annette Griessman, Director, Camden-Jackson Township. Public Library

Best of luck to both of you!

Upcoming Events & Workshops

SHRAB Summer Conference Series (Multiple Topics)
When: August 3, 5, 15, 19 & 24
Where: Multiple Locations

New Director's Workshop
When: August 4 @ 8:00-3:30 PM
Where: Indiana State Library

ILF Reference Division Conference
When: August 10 @ 9:00 AM
Where: Flagship Center - Anderson

Advanced INSPIRE Newspapers & Magazines
When: August 16 @ 2:00 PM
Where: Live Online

Director's Refresher Workshop
When: Aug. 18 @ 8:00-3:30 PM
Where: Indiana State Library

2011 CYPD Conference
When: August 28 & 29
Where: Indianapolis Marriott North

ACPL Library Camp 2011
When: September 16
Where: Allen Co. Public Library

Indiana Vision Expo/Walk
When: September 24 @ 9:00 AM
Where: Indiana State Library/ Downtown Canal - Indianapolis

Indiana Genealogy & Local History Fair
When: October 22 @ 9:00 AM
Where: Indiana State Library

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