The Wednesday Word 8-6-2014

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ISL hosted Midwestern Roots pre-conference event


The Indiana State Library, Genealogy Division, hosted a library workshop as a part of Midwestern Roots Family History and Genealogy pre-conference on July 31, 2014. There were four programs presented by Thomas MacEntee and Dan Poffenberger. Dan Poffenberger's presentations included: Helping Novice Genealogists Like a Pro, and Digging up Online Tombstone Records for Genealogists. Tom MacEntee's presentations included: They’re Alive: Searching for Living Persons, and  Can I Use That in My Genealogy? What You Should Know about Copyright

ISL was also involved at the conference where Diane Sharp served as one of the Experts in the Ask an Expert sessions on Friday. The Indiana State Library Foundation sponsored Marcia Caudell who presented Using Family Papers in Genealogy Research at the Conference. The Genealogy Division represented ISL at the Family History and Market and Book Fair, with a booth promoting the resources and materials located ISL.


Indiana Library Jobs

Campus Librarian
Harrison College & The Chef's Academy

Circulation Clerk (Part-Time)
Hamilton East Public Library

Library Director
Bradbury Associates/Gossage Sager Associates

Library Director
Osgood Public Library

Library Director
Bremen Public Library

Library Director
Linton Public Library

Reference Librarian
Hancock County Public Library

To see the complete list of current openings listed on the  ISL Continuing Education Jobs page click here.

Indiana Library News

A new chapter as library hires a new director
Allen County Public Library

The R.O.A.D. I Travel – 2014 Jaffarian Award Winner

Golden Years: Busco library commemorates centennial anniversary
Churubusco Library

State eyes downtown site for $17M archives project

Indy Library launches plan for future services
Indianapolis Public Library

Local librarian finds her niche
New Castle-Henry County Public Library 

Bring Out Your Postcards
Peabody Public Library

Oakland City Columbia Township Library done with Dewey
Oakland City Columbia Township Library

Library Project moves forward
Vigo County Public Library

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InLLA July 2014 Conference update

InLLA 2014

The Indiana State Library is very proud to support the Indiana Library Leadership Academy project which has involved 52 librarians from public, academic, school and special library environments across the state of Indiana. Over the past year, the 2013 InLLA cohort has completed a week-long intensive leadership conference, met online 5 times, reviewed over 30 videos, articles, and books to explore in-depth leadership topics, and met with their individual project groups countless times. The results of their year of intensive leadership work were presented at the Library Leadership Luncheon on Friday, July 25 at the Indiana State Library. Audience members included Indiana State Library staff, Indiana Library Federation staff, past InLLA alumni and members of ISL’s Professional Development Committee. The projects listed below provide support and assistance to the library community of Indiana and are made available on the ISL Continuing Education website, under the  Indiana Library Leadership Academy tab.

We thank all of our participants for their interest and support and offer our congratulations to the 2013 InLLA Cohort!

Library Advocacy: Using existing web-based library advocacy toolkits as a template, Indiana Libraries Out Loud have collected and curated resources which instruct, inform, and empower librarians in Indiana to tell their library’s stories OUT LOUD! The final product includes an advocacy education page on Indiana Library Federation’s website by clicking here.

Group Members: Jason Fields, Tipton County Public Library; Mary Hartman, Peabody Public Library; Addie Matteson, White River Elementary School, Noblesville; and Brad Reel, David L. Rice Library, University of Southern Indiana 

Culturally Competent Libraries: The Conversation Starters created a resource gateway for materials to help train librarians and library staff members in cultural competence; specifically, socio-economic diversity.  The Conversation Starters group hopes that the website can be expanded to include cultural competency topics such as race, language, and religion at a later time. 

The group created the website titled Bridging the Gap  to address and provide socio-economic diversity resources.  This site can be subscribed to in its entirety, or in specific sections.  Especially relevant to librarians are the social media components that have been included.  The Conversation Starters encourage feedback, comments and additions to Bridging the Gap. 

Group Members: Dianna Burt, Allen County Public Library; Leigh Anne Johnson, Indiana State Library; and Madelyn Shackelford Washington, University Library, IUPUC 

Library Publicity: THIS is MY Library is a library campaign to change the image of libraries. Libraries are constantly evolving to meet their patron's needs. This resource was created to assist Indiana libraries in highlighting and promoting the new face of libraries. Libraries can use the templates and images available to create publicity materials such as bookmarks, and posters, etc. to promote your library and all the wonderful resources and services available both traditional and non-traditional.

Group Members: Chanitra Bishop, Herman B. Wells Library, Indiana University; Monica Casanova, Monticello-Union Township Public Library; Nancy Disbro, Andrews-Dallas Township Public Library; and Carolyn Martin, St. Vincent Hospital Library 

INSPIRE Virtual Library: PASS It On! researched usage of INSPIRE by public, academic, school and special librarians.  They created printable posters, bookmarks, and tutorial videos to raise awareness and usage of freely available public databases available through INSPIRE to all libraries in Indiana. They gathered other free resources from database vendors and housed them all on a new website, Pass It On

A special emphasis was given to social media accounts for spreading the word, (ISL Facebook and the ISL Twitter) with weekly blurbs created by the team to be shared for the remainder of 2014 focusing on resources and databases in INSPIRE. 

Group Members: Sherry Gick, Rossville Consolidated Schools; Joseph Fox, Indianapolis Public Library; Vincci Kwong, Franklin D. Schurz Library, IUSB; and Julie Elmore, Oakland City-Columbia Township Public Library

PDO Supervisor Shauna Borger says goodbye to ISL on Friday, August 8, 2014

Shauna Borger

Shauna Borger received her Masters of Library and Information Science from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee in 2009. She has worked for the Indiana State Library since 2011 as Evergreen Indiana Coordinator, Regional Coordinator, and most recently, as PDO Supervisor. Shauna has accepted a position in the library at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside and is excited to be returning to her home state of Wisconsin.

“I have enjoyed working with library professionals in Indiana during my time at the Indiana State Library. I feel lucky to have worked in a state with so many creative libraries that are dedicated to serving patrons in innovative and exciting ways. Thank you to everyone who provided support and feedback throughout my involvement with many different ISL programs. I will continue to benefit from my experiences at ISL and with Indiana libraries for many years to come.”

Amber Painter takes over as the ISL Southwest Regional Coordinator

Amber Painter

ISL would like to welcome Amber Painter as the new Southwest Regional Coordinator. Amber graduated from Indiana University in 2011 with a M.L.S., and Saint Mary’s College in 2007, with a B.A. in Studio Art with a minor in Political Science. She has over 8 years of experience working in Museums, Archives, and Public and Academic libraries.  While attending Indiana University, Amber was a part of I-LLID's cohort 4, and credits the fellowship for expanding her awareness of the State Library's services, and impact on the libraries of all types throughout the state. 

Amber previously worked at the Mitchell Community Public library, where she was able to gain firsthand experience with Evergreen Indiana, while serving a rural populace.  Although no longer an employee of MCPL she is thrilled that her new position will afford her the opportunity to continue serving staff in Southwest Indiana.

Two upcoming Indiana Memory and the Indiana Historic Newspaper Digitization Project presentations

Chandler Lighty will be delivering two presentations on Indiana Memory and the Indiana Historic Newspaper Digitization Project on the following two dates: Saturday, August 9, 2014, 10:00 a.m., at the Peru Public Library, and Tuesday, August 12, 2014,  7:00 .p.m. at the Crawfordsville District Public Library. If you live near Peru or Crawfordsville, feel free to stop in to hear these FREE presentations!

Upcoming Workshops & Important Dates

INfoExpress Renewal Period
When: Now - August 31

ACPL Library Camp 2014
When: August 19
Where: Allen County Public Library

CYPD Conference
When: August 24 & 25
Where: Marriot East Indianapolis

Genealogy for Night Owls
When: August 20
Where: Indiana State Library

Copyright Conference
When: September 12, 2014
Where: Indiana State Library

SAMS Conference
When: September 18 & 19
Where: Greensburg-Decatur PL

Indiana Vision Expo
When: September 27
Where: Indiana State Library

Friends of Indiana Libraries (FOIL) Conference
When: October 22, 2014
Where: Melton Public Library

ILF Annual Conference
When: November 17-19
Where: Marriot East Indianapolis

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