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This 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.
There 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.
The 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 shrab@icpr.IN.gov.
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!
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SHRAB Summer Conference Series (Multiple Topics)
New Director's Workshop
ILF Reference Division Conference
INSPIRE Newspapers & Magazines
Director's Refresher Workshop
2011 CYPD Conference
ACPL Library Camp 2011
Indiana Vision Expo/Walk
Indiana Genealogy & Local
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