ISL Volunteer Quarterly: November 2013

ISL Volunteer Quarterly

Recent News & Opportunities for State Library Volunteers

Volunteer Quarterly: November 2013


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Volunteer Completes Discard Project in Less Than Three Weeks

The State Library's Federal Documents Volunteer Zakiya Scott has completed the Federal Documents Weeding/Discard Project!  She completed the project very quickly; starting the project August 30th and finishing on September 17th.   Zakiya is responsible for providing accurate counts of the number of documents discarded, stamping each item, and then disposing of them.  Her project coordinator, Kimberly Brown-Harden, says that Zakiya was not only quick; she was reliable and very attentive to the task. 

Congratulations Zakiya on completing the project!


Interested in Volunteering? Contact Us  

Volunteer Services 
Dana Bohr, Coordinator
Indiana State Library 
315 West Ohio Street 
Indianapolis, Indiana 46202
Phone: (317) 232-3689 to request an application.


The Volunteer Quarterly is a publication of the Indiana State Library, distributed quarterly in an electronic format. Past issues are archived in the State Library's Newsroom.



Volunteers Create Indiana-related Audio Books for Blind Hoosiers

Indiana Voices

Drake Land, Indiana
Voices Director


The Indiana Voices program creates audio books for blind and physically handicapped patrons of the Indiana Talking Book & Braille Library. Each week, volunteers give generously of their time to assist in this process. The Indiana Voices program fills a void of Indiana interest books and magazines left empty by the much larger National Book Service.

Two groups of volunteers make this process possible. First, volunteer narrators lend their voices to the literary works recorded. Second, volunteer reviewers check the recorded first draft against the actual text of the book or magazine and point to any errors that need to be corrected. Creating just one book takes several months, but our dedicated volunteers make the process enjoyable.

The Indiana Voices program began in earnest in 2008 and since that time it has released over 150 talking books and magazines. Without the many volunteer narrators and reviewers this program would not be possible. On behalf of the Indiana Talking Book and Braille Library and all of its many patrons, I would like to thank those volunteers who have made this program a success.

Indiana Genealogy & Local History Fair

We would like to give a special shout out for three Indiana State Library staff members, Tatiana O’Neill, Karen Ainslie, and Jennifer Clifton, all from the Library Development Office, who took time out of their busy schedule to volunteer at the Genealogy and Local History Fair on Saturday October 26, 2013.  

Thank very much for all your hard work at the Indiana State Library Genealogy and Local History Fair!   You are GREAT!!