Dozens Honored at Volunteer Appreciation Reception
Indiana State Library recently honored it's invaluable volunteers at an afternoon reception on Friday April 26, 2013. The event was catered by CJ’s Sweet Creations and Catering, and
the menu included a scrumptious cake, cupcakes, mini wraps, fruit, veggies, a layered
taco dip, and to drink, coffee, water, and a delightful
The Volunteer Coordinator, Daina
Bohr, and the Volunteer Liaison, Leigh Anne Johnson awarded the first Volunteer
of the Year Award to Yvonne Carey. Yvonne put in over 300 hours volunteering for the Talking Books &
Braille Library processing the books on tape as they are returned to the
library. The Volunteer of the Year plaque with Yvonne
Carey’s name on it will be installed in the library and the names of future volunteers
who win the award will be added.
Volunteers who worked between 100 – 300 hours were awarded an ISL
Volunteer Cap, and all the volunteers received a “Thank you” chocolate
bar. Speakers at the program included
Connie Bruder, Associate Director, Stephanie Gowler, Conservationist,
Drake Land, Indiana Voices, Maggie Ansty, Talking Books & Braille Library,
Andrea Glenn, State Documents, Amy Summer, Newspapers, Connie Rendfeld, Digital Initiatives Librarian, Daina
Bohr, Volunteer Coordinator, and Leigh Anne Johnson, Volunteer Liaison. Each speaker spoke about his or her
division’s volunteer projects and what types of work the volunteers do in their
respective areas. We are very glad to
have had the opportunity to show our appreciation to our volunteers who make so
many projects possible.
Thanks again to all the
volunteers of the Indiana State Library and the Indiana Historical Bureau!
A display was created for
Volunteer Appreciation Week April 21-27, 2013 to honor the volunteers who do so
much for the Indiana State Library and the Indiana Historical Bureau. The display includes examples of the types
of volunteer projects that are available at the Indiana State Library and the
Historical Bureau. The Historical Markers program, Indiana Memory,
Manuscripts, Conservation, and the Indiana Voices projects were just a few of the projects that our
wonderful volunteers help develop at the Indiana State Library and Historical
The display was created by
Volunteer Coordinator, Daina Bohr, and set up with the assistance of the
Volunteer Liaison, Leigh Anne Johnson.
A picture of the display was posted on the Indiana State
Library’s Facebook page and received 330 views the first day. We are hoping that it will inspire people
who viewed the display to become interested in volunteering at the Indiana
State Library and the Indiana Historical Bureau. If you are interested in volunteering,
please contact Daina Bohr, Volunteer Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or
by phone at 317-232-3689.