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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.
Harrison College & The Chef's Academy
Circulation Clerk (Part-Time)
Hamilton East Public Library
Bradbury Associates/Gossage Sager Associates
Osgood Public Library
Bremen Public Library
Linton Public Library
Hancock County Public Library
To see the complete list of current openings listed on the ISL Continuing Education Jobs page click here.
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
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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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. thisismylibrary.weebly.com
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
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.”
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.
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!
INfoExpress Renewal Period
When: Now - August 31
ACPL Library Camp 2014
When: August 19
Where: Allen County Public Library
When: August 24 & 25
Where: Marriot East Indianapolis
Genealogy for Night Owls
When: August 20
Where: Indiana State Library
When: September 12, 2014
Where: Indiana State Library
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