Wednesday Word │July 15, 2015

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Indiana Library Jobs

Now Hiring

Public Services Librarian
Indianapolis Public Library

Information Commons Assistant – Evening
Butler University

Adult Services Paraprofessional (Part-Time)
Hamilton East Public Library

Mobile Library Assistant
Carmel Clay Public Library

Adjunct Instruction Librarian
Butler University

Information Commons Associate
Butler University

Head of Information Literacy Programs
Ball State University Libraries

Reference Manager
Vigo County Public Library

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

Indiana Library News

Electronic newsletter highlights genealogy center's expertise
Allen County Public Library

New book celebrates 100th anniversary of Indiana's state parks
Freemont Public Library

Mayor says library board must do better job explaining renovation
Gary Public Library

The life and times of Joseph Bailly
Indiana State Library

IU Kokomo librarian studies the library’s role in student success
IU Kokomo Library

Auto-Graphics Sets the ILS Pace With Recorded Books' Zinio E-reader
La Porte County Public Library

Costume contest helps bring characters to life at Milford Public Library
Milford Public Library

Library to construct solar carport
Muncie Public Library

Taking a peek behind the stacks of a librarian's life
Portage Public Library

Rare film of Amelia Earhart donated to Purdue's libraries
Purdue Libraries

Library grant will help uncover local Latino history
West Lafayette Public Library

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Upcoming Workshops & Important Dates

Creating Online Exhibits: New Ways to Reach Out, Advocate, and Publicize Your Collections and Services
11am – 1pm
When: Thursday, July 16
Where: Webinar

Archives Preservation
2pm – 4pm
When: Thursday, July 16
Where: Webinar

9am - 10am
When: Thursday, July 16
Where: Webinar

9am - 10am
When: Thursday, July 16
Where: Webinar

Junior Genealogist Treasure Hunt & History Craft
2pm - 3pm
When: Saturday, July 25
Where: Indiana State Library

IPLA Strategic Planning Retreat
July 22, 2015
Jackson County Public Library
303 W Second St., Seymour, IN 47274
This is a FREE event

ACPL Library Camp
August 7, 2015
Allen County Public Library
900 Library Plaza, Fort Wayne, IN

CYPD Conference
August 23-24, 2015
Marriott East, Indianapolis

SAMS Conference
September 17-18, 2015
Westfield-Washington Public Library
333 W Hoover St, Westfield, IN 46074

Vision Expo
All Day Event
When: Saturday, September 26
Where: Indiana State Library

ILF Annual Conference
November 16-18, 2015
Marriott East, Indianapolis

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Orleans Library gears up for its 100th birthday

Orleans Library

The Orleans Public Library is celebrating 100 years of service to the community this year. Its centennial activities throughout the year have been a Centennial Book Club - reading a book each month that was a best seller in 1915 which was the year the library was built. Orleans Library is accepting quilt blocks from library patrons and will make a Centennial Quilt. Orleans Library is sponsoring a Flat Andy (Andrew Carnegie cut out) Photo contest where patrons submit photos of themselves and Flat Andy at other libraries around the world. The winner is the patron who submits a picture that is the farthest away from Orleans. On September 11, 2015, Orleans Library will host An Affair Remembered Gala inviting the public to tour the library, see displays, listen to chamber music, and historical speakers while enjoying hors d’ouerves and desserts. Orleans Library will be making an announcement that it will be building an addition on to its current structure and we will host a ground breaking ceremony that evening. 

New Gale education tools available online

Now available through Gale’s In Context suite of products is the ability for students to seamlessly login using Google Account credentials. The Gale In Context products that will provide this new Google functionality include Biography, Canada, Opposing Viewpoints, Science, Student Resources, U.S. History and World History. Now a Google for Education* partner, this new relationship supports Gale’s efforts to evolve from a traditional library content provider into the ed tech space by providing the educational technology, instructional tools and content to help our users be successful in school, work and life.

What’s New?

Some of the changes you’ll see include:

• Seamless User Login: users can login to their Gale In Context resource using their Google Account credentials.

• Integrated Google tools: once logged in, users can easily share and download articles—including their highlights and notes—using Google Apps for Education tools like Drive and Docs.

• Improved access: schools and libraries can provide students with access to their resources via apps available for free download through the Chrome Web Store and Google Apps for Education. These product apps will provide an additional way and make it even easier for students, schools and public library patrons to easily access resources from their tablets and mobile devices.

Coming Soon

This fall Gale plans to integrate similar apps, authentication and tools within some of Gale’s other leading product families including the widely used GVRL, InfoTrac, and Kids InfoBits platforms.

*As a Google for Education partner, Gale uses the most current and popular Google tools to support students as they develop key study and organizational skills. By integrating leading resources into its platforms – such as Google Apps for Education, a free suite of tools that includes Gmail, Classroom, Drive, Docs, and more – Gale helps educators improve student engagement, encourage collaboration and foster critical thinking – from anywhere and on any device.

TASC Test Prep Now Included in Testing & Education Reference Center

TASC test preparation is now included in Testing & Education Reference Center.  Now you can practice for the test online, zero in on your strengths and weaknesses, and make sure you're ready.

• Take 2 timed, full-length TASC practice tests from each of the five subject areas.

• Find detailed answer explanations for every question.

• Use what you learn to target your study time.

There are five subtests included in TASC test:

Language Arts - Reading—tests your proficiency at understanding, interpreting, and analyzing informational and literary texts.

Language Arts - Writing—tests your knowledge of sentence structure, usage, and mechanics, and your ability to create and organize ideas in writing using standard, American-written English.

Mathematics—tests your skill at solving quantitative problems requiring numerical operations, measurement, estimation, data interpretation, and logical thinking. A calculator is allowed for the first portion of the test.

Social Studies—tests your knowledge of the basic principles of U.S. and world history, political science, geography, and economics.

Science—tests your knowledge of topics such as physics, chemistry, botany, zoology, health, and astronomy. You will also have demonstrated your ability to interpret scientific data and apply principles of scientific inquiry.

TASC is now available on INSPIRE. Go to to try it out.

Renew your InfoExpress subscription today

To renew your InfoExpress subscription, go to Log in using your InfoExpress library and password then click once on the Renewal Form link on the right hand side of the page. Review the library profile information on the screen and make any necessary changes. Once all of the information on the screen is correct, click on Submit.

Your submitted renewal request will be reviewed by Indiana State Library staff. Once approved, you will receive an email message containing a hyperlink to a page where you can view and print your invoice or to pay your invoice by credit card.

Interim Director at Ohio County Public Library

Karen Jackson will be serving as the Interim Director of Ohio County Public Library. You can reach her at 

DPLA hosts GIF IT UP 2015


GIF IT UP is a public domain celebration. The Digital Public Library of America and DigitalNZ held the first-ever GIF IT UP in fall 2014. GIF IT UP 2015 is an international competition to find the best GIFs reusing public domain and openly licensed digital video, images, text, and other material available via our search portals.

The GIF IT UP 2014 competition had six categories:
1. Animals
2. Planes, trains, and other transport
3. Nature and the environment
4. Your hometown, state, or province
5. WWI, 1914-1918
6. GIF using a stereoscopic image
7. Open category (any reusable material from DigitalNZ or DPLA)

A winner was selected in each of these categories and, if necessary, a winner will be awarded in two fields: use of an animated still public domain image, and use of video material.

For more information on GIF IT UP 2015, please visit the DPLA website.

HIP 2.0 webinar July 29

HIP 2.0

Amber Painter is hosting a webinar on July 29th with FSSA Communications Director Jim Gavin regarding HIP 2.0.

Mr. Gavin will provide an overview of Hip 2.0, the new Healthy Indiana Plan.  The webinar will cover  who qualifies, how to apply, and where to obtain marketing materials.  In addition, Amber Painter will provide information on how libraries can partner with healthcare navigators to assist patrons with the application process. 

This webinar is worth 1 LEU and you may register for this event by clicking here.

BOOKS IN MOTION Storytime Trainings coming soon

Julie Dietzel-Glair brings her storytime expertise to Indiana to present Books in Motion training at 5 locations in the state!

These trainings will be worth 3 Library Education units (3 LEUs) and include information about incorporating more movement while reading aloud, along with great book suggestions for this practice.

Do you want to jump, sing, dance, wiggle, stretch, and draw with preschoolers while reading books to them in storytime? Discover many ways to include movement during the books rather than just in between the books. This interactive program will have participants up and moving with the shared books and ideas. All activities based on the book titled Books in Motion: Connecting Preschoolers with

Books through Art, Games, Movement, Music, Playacting, and Props by Julie Dietzel-Glair and published by ALA Editions (Neal-Schuman) in 2013 which includes 500 titles suitable for a movement filled storytime.

For more information on Julie Dietzel-Glair and Books in Motion, please visit her website.

Registration is REQUIRED, workshops are as follows, and please note time differences:

Thursday, July 30, 2015 - 9:00-11:30am EASTERN / Batesville Memorial Public Library / Batesville, IN

Friday, July 31, 2015 – 10:00am-12:30pm CENTRAL / Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library / Evansville, IN

Saturday, August 1, 2015 - 9:00-11:30am EASTERN/ Indianapolis Public Library - Library Services Center / Indianapolis, IN

Monday, August 3 - 9:00-11:30am CENTRAL / Crown Point Community Library / Crown Point, IN

Tuesday, August 4 – 9:00-11:30am EASTERN / Allen County Public Library / Fort Wayne, IN

We anticipate these trainings filling up quickly, so please register soon here at the Indiana State Library events calendar.

This is a free training for registered attendees. This opportunity is offered to you through a Library Services and Technology Act grant
from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services administered by the Indiana State Library.

Free Promotional Materials for your Gale Resources

Want to boost library awareness and drive resource usage? With Gale’s ProMo website, you can choose promotional materials with your library’s name and message on the items you use most. Whether it’s bookmarks, posters, or tent cards, let Gale help promote your resources for FREE!

1) Go to the Gale ProMo website:

2) Login with your username and password.
   Your username is: gale + your account number (ex.: gale123456)
   Your password is: only your account number (ex.: 123456)

3) Once you sign in, choose standard (I’ll Take It) items, or custom-made (I’ll Tweak It) materials with your library name, logo, quick response codes, website, contact information, and more. Look for the “Indiana INSPIRE” folder for state provided products.

4) Choose your quantity, place your order, and it will arrive in about a week.