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Entry forms for this year's Letters About Literature contest are now available on the Indiana Center for the Book's website. The national reading-writing competition, sponsored by the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress in partnership with Target Stores, calls for entrants to write a personal letter to an author, living or dead, from any genre (fiction or nonfiction, contemporary or classic, etc.) explaining how that author's work changed the student's way of thinking about the world or their self.
As in previous years, all state semifinalists are invited to attend an annual awards ceremony featuring a notable young adult author. State contest winners will receive a cash award and plaque from the Indiana Center for the Book during a summertime awards ceremony. Top winners also receive a Target GiftCard and advance to the national level competition. National prizes include a $10,000 LAL Reading Promotion Grant for the community or school library of the winner's choice. National winners also receive a $500 Target GiftCard. National honorable mentions will each receive a $100 Target GiftCard and a $1,000 LAL Grant for the community or school library of their choice.
lettersaboutliterature.org for contest updates and
valuable teaching materials, such as lesson plans, writing
samples, assessment checklists, and teacher tips. Letters
About Literature is open to legal U.S. residents enrolled as
a student in grades 4 -12 during 2011/2012 school year. Entries must be
postmarked no later than January 6, 2012 for
The Institute of Museum and Library Services [IMLS] requires the Indiana State Library to conduct an evaluation of how Library Services and Technology [LSTA] funds have been used in Indiana since 2007. 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 share your ideas if your library uses any of the following statewide services:
The six services listed above are funded with LSTA money from the IMLS. Visit the LSTA Supports Indiana Libraries webpage to learn about the LSTA-funded statewide services and sub-grants offered by the State Library. Those representing libraries funded with public and private funds of any size and type are encouraged to complete this online survey.
The State Library’s evaluation is being conducted by Martha Catt, former director of the Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library in Zionsville. The survey will be available until 11:59 p.m. on September 26th. Your input and ideas are both encouraged and greatly appreciated.
A recent article ("Library saves with new print deal") from the Greenfield Reporter highlighted savings recognized by the Hancock County Public Library after taking advantage of the State of Indiana's Quantity Purchasing Agreements (QPAs). HCPL contracted with IKON Office Solutions to cut the library’s printing and copying costs, while also replacing older copiers with brand new machines featuring several technology and service upgrades.
The IKON contract offers copiers, MFP technologies and document management software and systems to deliver tailored, high-value solutions. Another great QPA to check out is through Dell, which provides great deals on desktops, laptops, servers, printers, Microsoft software and peripheral computer equipment for all Indiana governmental entities.
Those interested in finding potential procurement savings should check out the State of Indiana’s complete listing of State QPA’s organized alphabetically by product descriptions. Indiana cities, towns and other governmental/ political subdivisions, including libraries, are eligible for most of the hundreds of State QPA’s. These agreements not only leverage the collective purchasing power of state government, but also allow public library districts to deal directly with the vendor and eliminate potential middleman costs or fees.
Evergreen Indiana Welcomes Dublin Public Library
Next Tuesday, Evergreen Indiana will welcome Dublin Public Library (Wayne Co.). Dublin serves a population of 697, which brings the total Evergreen Indiana libraries in the consortium to 95 libraries serving a total population of 821,103.
Evergreen Indiana continues to accept applications from libraries seeking to migrate to Evergreen. 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 sborger@library.IN.gov.
Conferences & Workshops
Indiana Vision Expo/Walk
Navigating the New American Factfinder
Advanced INSPIRE K-12 Resources
ILF Legislative Forum
Society of Indiana Archivists Fall Workshop
Ind. Black Librarians Network
10th Anniversary Conference
Midwest ContentDM Users
SW Indiana YA Roundtable
Indiana Genealogy & Local
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