Wednesday Word │February 14, 2018

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Indiana library jobs


This week's new Indiana library jobs

Production Assistant (part-time)
Monroe County Public Library

Security Technician (part-time)
Monroe County Public Library

Library Director (revised)
Osgood Public Library

If you would like your Indiana library job posting to be listed in the Wednesday Word, the position, and its description, must be submitted to the Indiana State Library. Click here for submission guidelines and to submit. 

In the news

Indiana Library News

Business and home solar tours scheduled in March
Batesville Memorial Public Library

Whodunnit Book Sale at Danville Library
Danville Public Library

Frankenstein’s 200th birthday Monster Mash at the Delphi Public Library
Delphi Public Library

Sculpture at library invokes creativity
Greenwood Public Library

Strawtown, milk routes, the Rainbo and old newspapers
Hamilton East Public Library

The importance of pollinators
Hancock County Public Library

Students at sit-in recount stories of discrimination and hate
Herman B Wells Library at Indiana University

Meeting: Jasper Public Library Board
Jasper-Dubois County Public Library

Genealogy program at Franklin library
Johnson County Public Library

Nostalgia nothing but rose-colored memories
Lake County Public Library

Jackson Creek's Daniel Larsen repeats as IU Bee champion
Monroe County Public Library

Westchester library presents the movie, 'Lucky,' at the Baugher Center
Westchester Public Library

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2018 Indiana Poetry Out Loud state finalists announced


The Indiana State Library, in conjunction with the Indiana Arts Commission, is pleased to announce the 18 finalists for the 2018 Indiana Poetry Out Loud competition. The finals will take place on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018 at the Indiana State Library. 

The state finalists, in no particular order, are as follows: Arianna Aguirre, Franklin Community High School, Franklin; Isabel Burnfield, Bloomington High School North, Bloomington; Sarah Naidu, University High School, Carmel; Cassidy Burdge, Eagle Tech Academy, Columbia City; Joshua Fisher, Warsaw Community High School, Warsaw; Sophia Delgado, Herron High School, Indianapolis; Coen Formanek, Monroe Central Jr. Sr. High School, Parker City; Katie Stiltner, South Adams High School, Berne; Ta'Nisha Finch, Thea Bowman Leadership Academy, Gary; Erica Gregg, Columbus Christian School, Columbus; Lucia Walker, Bloomington High School South, Bloomington; Ajene Johnson, Pike High School, Indianapolis; Marna Davis, Forest Park Jr. Sr. High School, Ferdinand; Lucille northcutt, Franklin Central High School, Indianapolis; Eva Martin, West Washington Jr. Sr. High School, Campbellsburg; Ethan Lima, Culver Community Middle/High School, Culver; Lauren Tracy, Columbus Signature Academy - New Tech, Columbus and Mikayla Havison, Homestead High School, Fort Wayne. 

Click here to read more about Poetry Out Loud. 

Grandfathered public librarian certificates must be renewed this year


All grandfathered public librarian certificates are set to expire on Sept. 30, 2018. Grandfathered certificates may be renewed starting on July 16 through the end of September. Certificates may be renewed online and doing so is encouraged. More specifics about who can renew online and how to do so will be provided closer to the starting renewal date. The primary purpose of this reminder is to make sure professionals have been keeping up with their library education units (LEUs) and to give them a chance to get caught up if necessary.

In order to keep a grandfathered certificate in good standing, a grandfathered staff member must obtain the number of LEUs required based on the person's job classification and renew the certificate every five years.

The number of LEUs one must earn is based on job classification. A director must earn at least 100 LEUs, a branch or department head must earn at least 75 LEUs and a professional assistant must earn at least 50 LEUs. Regardless of job classification, at least 10 LEUs must be technical LEUs (TLEUs). Once a new certificate is issued the new TLEU requirement will be to earn at least 20 TLEUs in the next five years. 

Free LEU opportunities can be found on the Indiana State Library's website. Please contact Cheri Harris, certification program director and legal consultant at the Indiana State Library, with any questions. 

Bethel College and Saint Mary’s College join the PALNI consortium


Private Academic Library Network of Indiana press release:

The Private Academic Library Network of Indiana Inc (PALNI) is excited to announce the addition of two institutions, Bethel College in Mishawaka and Saint Mary’s College in Notre Dame, to the PALNI family. Bethel College and Saint Mary’s College join a highly engaged and collaborative group of private college and seminary libraries across the state bringing the number of supported institutions up to twenty-four. PALNI uses OCLC’s WorldShare Management Services (WMS) to provide direct, unmediated access to the collective collections of all the institutions without the need to export or import records. OCLC is also continuing development in WMS to support collaboration in analytics, licensing and more.

"The PALNI board discussion on the applications from Saint Mary’s College and Bethel College was enthusiastic,” says PALNI Executive Director Kirsten Leonard. “All of us in PALNI and PALNI-supported schools look forward to combining their strengths with the many experts and leaders across PALNI. Their request to join PALNI’s Deep Collaboration speaks highly of PALNI’s ability to produce services and collections together that rival much larger consortia and institutions and their inclusion will make us stronger.”

Continue reading the press release here

Upcoming workshops & important dates

Managing Microaggressions in the Workplace
When: Feb. 15, 2018, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Where: Virtual Conference

INSPIRE - Gale: Top Ten Gale tools in your INSPIRE resources
When: Feb. 15, 2018, 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Where: Webinar

The Role of Public Libraries in Healthy Communities
When: Feb. 21, 2018, 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Where: Virtual Conference

Civic Literacy and a Civic Lab
When: Feb. 22, 2018, 3 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Where: Virtual Conference

Libraries Rock! CSLP 2018 Training & Roundtable (All Ages)
When: Feb. 26, 2018, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Where: Vigo County Public Library

Evergreen Indiana Basic Circulation
When: Feb. 27, 2018, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Where: Webinar 

Evergreen Indiana Holds Training
When: Feb. 27, 2018, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Where: Webinar

Evergreen Indiana - Local Administration
When: Feb. 28, 2018, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Where: Webinar

Evergreen Indiana - Basic Cataloging
When: Feb. 28, 2018, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Where: Webinar

Supervised Visits Virtual Exchange (Hosted by ILF)
When: March 1, 2018, 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Where: Virtual Conference

INSPIRE - Gale: Science in Context in the Classroom
When: March 2, 2018, 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Where: Webinar

Evergreen Indiana Advanced Cataloging - Part I
When: March 5, 2018, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Where: Webinar

Evergreen Indiana Advanced Cataloging - Part II
When: March 6, 2018, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Where: Webinar

Every Child Ready to Read 2.0 - Scottsburg
When: March 9, 2018, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Where: Scott County Public Library - Main Branch

Government Information Minute

Welcome to the Government Information Minute. Every week government information librarians at the Indiana State Library cover current resources on governmental data at the state, national and international levels; all to keep the public well-informed. Follow the Indiana State Data Center on Facebook and Twitter and feel free to leave comments and suggestions.

Be good to your heart


February is American Heart Month. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States and, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in every three deaths is from heart disease and stroke, which is equal to 2,200 deaths per day. Heart disease mortality risk remains high for both women and men across all races and ethnicities. For more information and to help control your risk, you can visit the websites of the American Heart Association and the CDC.

The National Library of Medicine’s Medline Plus webpage on heart diseases gives an extensive overview on the topic, providing links to research, diagnosis and test information and tips for prevention and treatment. Additional tools include health check tools, videos and tutorials, clinical trial information, articles and games. The library’s PubMed Health webpage on coronary heart disease (CHD) provides a glossary of terms and includes consumer information to help boost your knowledge. Indiana is fortunate enough to have a Cardiovascular & Diabetes Coalition which is made up of stakeholders from government, non-profit and business organizations. Download their Better Together Plan 2017-2021: Indiana’s First Plan Addressing Heart Disease, Stroke, and Diabetes.

2018 ILF Annual Conference exhibitor registration now open


Exhibitor registration for the 2018 Indiana Library Federation (ILF) Annual Conference is now open. 

This year’s Annual Conference will take place on November 12-14 at the Marriott East Indianapolis. An overview of the exhibit hall can be found here. Last year, ILF welcomed over 650 attendees and had great success in exhibit hall traffic due to added “energy breaks.” ILF hopes to gain exhibitor support through sponsorships in order to have more of these engagement building opportunities throughout the conference. 

For those who would like to talk more about what their company can do to increase awareness at the ILF Annual Conference, please contact Megan Zanto