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  1. ECRR Toolkits Coming Soon to Your Library

  2. LYRASIS Tackles eBook Options in Third Entry of Article Series

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American Libraries

Step Easily into the Digital Future

Anderson Herald Bulletin

Library teaches teens about foreign cultures

Associated Press

State seeks to recover overpayments

Associated Press

Vonnegut library to ship banned 'Slaughterhouse' to some Mo. students

Evansville Courier & Press

Friends of Library's annual book sale offers plethora of choices for $1

Gary Post-Tribune

Where the wild things are

Goshen News

Goshen Public Library Director: More cuts may be coming

Greene County Daily World

Friends of Library plan farewell for Helling

Jackson County Banner

Library will soon offer digital books

Louisville Courier-Journal

New Albany library director stepping down after 24 years

Madison Courier

Trivia program celebrates county Bicentennial

Noblesville Times

Friend your library

Northwest Indiana Times

Library launches gift campaign

Plymouth Pilot News

Nappanee’s Yoder is new director

South Bend Tribune

At library: Language of drumming

Terre Haute Tribune Star

State Library features many programs

Vincennes Sun Commercial

Steamboat s a comin to library

Washington Times-Herald

Conveying the Amish experience


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ECCR Toolkits Coming Soon to Your Library

Every Child Ready to ReadBeginning next week, the State Library will begin shipping the Every Child Ready to Read® @ your library® 2nd Edition Toolkit to all Indiana public libraries and branches. This will be followed by a series of statewide train-the-trainer workshops throughout the fall, including:

  • Jeffersonville; September 6

  • LaPorte; September 9

  • Fort Wayne; - September 23

  • Mooresville; - September 29

  • Evansville - October 24

The ECRR 2nd Edition provides a new curriculum and materials to continue the effort of the original ECRR, supporting parents and caregivers with the early literacy development of their children, birth to age five.

To learn more about the ECRR 2nd Edition, visit the updated and redesigned Every Child Ready to Read® website. The ECRR fall workshops are free and registration is available via the WebJunction Indiana online calendar. The Indiana ECRR initiative is funded by a Library Services & Technology Act grant.

eBook Options Discussed in 3rd Entry of Article Series

LYRASIS: eBook SeriesThe growing popularity of Patron Driven Acquisitions (PDA) option for Ebook selection and purchase is attractive for many reasons, but unless the purchasing agreement is structured so that per title costs are substantially lower through PDA, then budget dollars will not stretch any farther than if a library staff member selected the same or similar set of titles for purchase. Thus, the objective of acquiring more content for the same amount of money spent is not met.

PDA or any other title-by-title approach, when executed by a single library, may prove difficult in substantially lowering the cost per title.  eBook collections bought by individual libraries or through group shared collections have been most successful in lowering per title costs and in expanding title access and use...(read the entire article)

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.

Welcome New
Library Directors

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

Brooke Bolton, Director, North Manchester Public Library

Barbara Bonney, Director, Jay County Public Library

Best of luck to both of you!

Upcoming Events & Workshops

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

ECRR Workshop Series
When: September 1, 6, 9, 24 & 29
Where: Multiple Locations

2011 SAMS Pre-conference & Conference
When: September 15 & 16
Where: West Lafayette PL

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

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

ILF Annual Conference
When: November 14-16
Where: Grand Wayne Convention Center - Fort Wayne

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