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  1. New INSPIRE Promotional Materials Coming to Indiana Libraries

  2. Evergreen Indiana Now Accepting New Members for 2012

  3. Monticello Public Library Welcomes Unique Lincoln Exhibit

More Library News

Associated Press

Authors Guild sues universities over online books

Boonville Standard

Boonville library ready for fall

Campus Technology Magazine

Indiana U Strikes Cost-Cutting Deal with E-Text Publishers

Chesterton Tribune

Library Board seeks soil tests of proposed community garden

Chesterton Tribune

Community garden for kids eyed for Hageman Library overflow parking lot

Crawfordsville Journal Review

Binford history returns home

Evansville Courier & Press

Exhibit offers interactive look at state's food culture

Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

Library consolidates service desks

Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

Elvis footage is genuine, but short and silent

Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

Lincoln 'fragments' form diary

Greencastle Banner-Graphic

September is Library Card Sign-up Month

Greenfield Reporter

Library promotes ease of getting card

Greensburg Daily News

Weekly Geek: Animals

Huntington County TAB

Andrews council backs library grant application

Indianapolis Star

Notre Dame librarian trying to bring a halt to snooping

Lafayette Journal & Courier

Book sale nets more than $15K

LaPorte Herald Argus

Library provides a place for gamers to challenge others

Michigan City News-Dispatch

A thousand chances to succeed

Muncie Star Press

State official mulls mandating Web classes for high schoolers

Northwest Indiana Times

Book lovers can "check out" reviews, contest

Northwest Indiana Times

Learning their letters

South Bend Tribune

9/11 Tribute in windows at Plymouth library

Terre Haute Tribune-Star

Proposal would expand library service to all Parke residents

Yorktown Press

AU plans third annual children's literature festival


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New INSPIRE Promotional Items Coming to Indiana Libraries

INSPIRE Marketing Materials

Indiana public libraries through next Friday should will receive a bundle of INSPIRE and Geek the Library materials via INfo Express. This includes posters and bookmarks featuring Indiana Geek the Library spokespersons.

You may also catch new INSPIRE advertising on your local radio station, online newspapers and on billboards across the state.

School libraries that receive INfo Express delivery service can also request promotional items via the INSPIRE helpdesk. INSPIRE marketing materials are also available on the INSPIRE marketing webpage.

Evergreen Indiana Now Accepting New Members for 2012

Evergreen Indiana Now Accepting MembersThe Evergreen Indiana Consortium is now accepting applications from libraries seeking to migrate to Evergreen. Evergreen Indiana is a growing consortium of over 90 public, school and institutional libraries located throughout Indiana that use the Evergreen ILS. Patrons of member libraries can use their Evergreen Indiana library card to view the catalogs and borrow materials from the other member libraries. The Evergreen Indiana catalog holds over 2.4 million bibliographic records and provides access to over 6 million items. As of September 2011, ninety-four Indiana libraries (including the Indiana State Library) are live on Evergreen and serve approximately 820,000 Indiana residents.

Evergreen is developed in a public and collaborative manner so there are no license and maintenance fees as there are with proprietary software. This means that all Evergreen users benefit from the development of new Evergreen modules and applications. Each year, Evergreen Indiana members collectively save hundreds of thousands of dollars annually in associated integrated library system (catalog) costs, including migration & training, licensing fees, equipment costs, annual maintenance fees, technical support, and system upgrades & development

Evergreen Indiana members also experience the benefits of enhanced resource sharing. Evergreen minimizes the costs of providing ILL services and members receive an additional day of subsidized delivery service. Additionally, the Evergreen Indiana catalogue offers access to state’s largest library catalogue in total number of card holders and third-largest in number of circulated items. Members also are able to access great deals on downloadable materials, catalog enhancements, and collection services for fines.

For more information about Evergreen Indiana, visit Information and Resources for Interested Libraries or contact Shauna Borger, Evergreen Indiana Coordinator at 317-234-6536 or

Monticello Public Library Welcomes Unique Lincoln Exhibition

Lincoln Exhibit Now in MonticelloA traveling exhibit about the presidency of Abraham Lincoln opened this week at Monticello-Union Township Public Library. “Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War” will be on display September 9th to October 17th in Monticello as part of a six-year nationwide tour. The traveling exhibition and tour are funded by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to the National Constitution Center.

According to the American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office, using the Constitution as the cohesive thread, “Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War” offers a fresh and innovative perspective on Lincoln that focuses on his struggle to meet the political and constitutional challenges of the Civil War. Organized thematically, the exhibition explores how Lincoln used the Constitution to confront three intertwined crises of the war—the secession of Southern states, slavery, and wartime civil liberties. Visitors will leave the exhibition with a more complete understanding of Abraham Lincoln as president and the Civil War as the nation’s gravest constitutional crisis.

LSTA Survey Now Available

The State Library is currently evaluating its LSTA Five-Year Plan for 2008-2012 and is requesting feedback. Your comments and ideas will help shape the next Five-Year Plan and how LSTA funds are spent in the future. Please take time to complete this online survey.

Visit the LSTA Supports Indiana Libraries webpage to learn about the LSTA-funded statewide services and sub-grants offered by the State Library.

Welcome New Directors

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

Janet Hawley, Director, Akron Public Library

Paris Head, Director, Morrison-Reeves Public Library

Kathleen Painter, Interim Director, Spiceland Town-Township Public Library

Best of luck to you all!

Upcoming Events & Workshops

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

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

Evergreen Circ. Training
When: September 22 @ 9:00 AM
Where: Indiana State Library

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

Government Websites
When: September 27 @ 10:00 AM
Where: Washington Carnegie PL

eResources Workshop
When: September 27 @ 1:15 PM
Where: Washington Carnegie PL

Advanced INSPIRE K-12 Resources
When: September 27 @ 1:00 PM
Where: Indiana State Library

ILF Legislative Forum
When: October 4 (All Day)
Where: Oak Hill Mansion - Carmel

Society of Indiana Archivists Fall Workshop
When: October 7 (All Day)
DePauw University Archives, Greencastle

Ind. Black Librarians Network 10th Anniversary Conference
When: October 14 & 15
Where: Purdue University Black Cultural Center - West Lafayette

SW Indiana YA Roundtable
When: Oct. 18 @ 11:00 AM (CST)
Where: Oakland City Public Library

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

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

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