ISL Volunteer Quarterly: February 2013 - Special Dedication Edition

Volunteer @ the State Library

Recent News & Opportunities for State Library  Volunteers 

February 2013


Volunteer Quarterly Editorial Team:

Daina Bohr: Volunteer Coordinator  
Maggie Ansty: Indiana Talking Books Supervisor 
Drew Griffis: Editor/Design


Contact Us  

Volunteer Services 
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


Volunteer Opportunities @ the Indiana State Library

The Indiana State Library welcomes those who are interested in sharing their time and talents through volunteering. Volunteering  provides a friendly environment in which volunteers work alongside staff to provide enhanced access to Library collections, services, and programs. 

Volunteers have the satisfaction of helping to complete projects that could not be done without them. Many of the projects involve working with unique historical materials and unusual collections which are held in the Library and provide an opportunity to contribute to the preservation of Indiana history and  enhance access to Indiana's heritage. 

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Virtual Volunteering



Farewell Carole Medley Allen


The Indiana Historical Bureau (IHB) is grieving the loss of a colleague. Carole Allen was a dedicated researcher and continued to work at IHB as a volunteer after she retired. During her tenure she was an integral member of Historical Bureau staff working on the U.S. Constitution Bicentennial, Indiana CloseUp, Indiana History Day, and the Indiana State Historical Marker programs.  

Allen passed away February 12, 2013. She is deeply missed not only as a coworker, but also as a friend.

Carole M. Medley Allen

Carole Medley Allen

June 10, 1942 -
February 12, 2013
Indianapolis, Indiana


Carole Medley Allen 70, Indianapolis, died February 12, 2013. Carole was born June 10, 1942 in Baltimore Maryland to the late John Elmer Medley, Sr and Laura Brandau Medley.

Carole is best known as a loving and devoted wife, mother, sister, grandmother and friend. Her family was a significant part of her life. Her hobbies included gardening, genealogy, sewing, cooking, traveling, and entertaining family and friends. She enjoyed history and  worked as a researcher for the Indiana Historical Bureau. She was also passionate about singing with the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir.

Her gift was her ability to touch each person's life that she met through her selfless and caring personality. Her compassionate nature for others was never-ending. Whether a neighbor, a close friend or a family member, Carole was always there to help. It was truly her gift.

She had a continuous and great devotion for her family. Carole is survived by her loving husband of 49 years, Norris E. Allen; daughter, Carrie Allen (Evan Thayer) of Portola Valley, California; brother, Rev. John Elmer Medley, Jr (Barbara) of Lauderhill, Florida; grandchildren, Jack and Lucy Thayer. Family and friends may call Sunday February 17, 2013 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Flanner & Buchanan - Washing ton Park North , 2706 Kessler Blvd West Drive Indianapolis, Indiana 46228. A celebration of life service will follow at 4 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made in care of Carole M. Allen, American Cancer Society . You may express a condolence or share a memory of Carole at:

You are invited to go to the Guest Book page to pass along your personal message or tell a story.


-Your friends at Flanner and Buchanan