Wednesday Word │April 4, 2018

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In This Issue


Indiana library jobs


This week's new Indiana library jobs

Children’s Librarian
Frankfort Community Public Library

Circulation Assistant (part-time)
Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library

Director/Interim Director
Paoli 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

Bookmobiles not just history for some rural libraries
Allen County Public Library

Spring break camp gives youth a place to go
Anderson Public Library

Greyt Readers at Crown Point Library
Crown Point Community Library

BC Community Foundation awards local grants
Hartford City Public Library

Karen's Out and About - Story & Craft Time
Hartford City Public Library

What to do with those valuables and heirlooms in your attic
Indiana State Library

CBLC presents A Living Jazz Story of Indiana Avenue
Indianapolis Public Library

Indiana Pacers, the Indianapolis Public Library team up for 25th year of Call-A-Pacer program
Indianapolis Public Library

Dubois/Jasper libraries to host author Laura Bates
Jasper Public Library

Jeffersonville library to add security officers
Jeffersonville-Township Public Library

Library has World War I resources for both the serious researcher and the casual reader
Knox County Public Library

LCA to present Zine & Small Press Fest on April 21
Michigan City Public Library

The 2018 federal budget rightfully supports the arts
Monroe County Public Library

Author to spend Friday with NPHS students
Roachdale Public Library

Is your library making news?

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State library blog


Follow the Indiana State Library's blog for weekly posts covering all aspects of the state library. Visit the blog here.

If you are an Indiana library employee and would like to contribute a guest blog, please send us an email here with your idea.

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Free training for librarians and library employees on


Registration now open for Discovery to Delivery VIII


Registration is now open for the Discovery to Delivery VIII conference, The Bigger Picture: Resource Sharing with a Broader Brush.

The free, one-day annual conference, hosted by the Academic Libraries of Indiana and the Indiana State Library, is open to staff from all Indiana libraries including academic, public, school and special. This year’s conference takes place on Friday, May 11, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET at the Indiana State Library, located at 315 W. Ohio St. in Indianapolis.

The conference will include updates from OCLC, InfoExpress, and Auto-Graphics (SRCS, ShareIt), as well as several afternoon breakout sessions focused on resource sharing best practices and other specialized topics. Registration is free and parking and lunch are included with registration. 

Click here to register. Registration must be completed by Tuesday, May 1, 2018. The most up-to-date information about the Discovery to Delivery VIII conference can be found here

Active shooter videos and training


From the Indiana State Police (ISP): "Across our country, millions of students attend school safely every day. We have prepared them to meet life's challenges for years. Tragically, in light of recent events, we must now prepare them for the unthinkable. Both in our schools, and increasingly in our places of work, worship and recreation, individuals with only violent intent bring unexpected death and destruction into our daily lives."

ISP has prepared a list of reliable active shooter training materials here, including information on live face-to-face training. The live training is pre-approved for LEUs for Indiana library staff. Presentations can be scheduled via this link

The Indiana State Library has also uploaded a video titled "Active Shooter Training for Libraries."  The training is presented by Indiana State Police Officer Nick Klingkammer and can be found at this location. This training is worth two LEUs for Indiana staff. 

For more information relating to LEUs, please contact Cheri Harris, certification program director and legal consultant at the Indiana State Library. 

Genealogy for Night Owls returns to the Indiana State Library this month


On Wednesday, April 18, 2018, the popular Genealogy for Night Owls event returns to the Indiana State Library. The free Night Owls event features expanded library hours, orientation tours and sessions with genealogy experts. The extended library hours are 4:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Sessions will be available with experts from the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Indiana Chapter of Palatines to America, the Indiana African-American Genealogy Group, the Genealogical Society of Marion County, professional genealogist Betty Warren and the Central Indiana DNA Interest Group.

Registration is required by April 16, 2018. Click here to register.

Please note that the April 14, 2018 "Advancing Your Genealogy Research Using DNA Results" program at the Indiana State Library is at capacity and no longer accepting registrations. Night Owls offers an additional opportunity to speak with genealogy experts. 

ALAO accepting proposals until this Friday for 44th annual conference


The Academic Library Association of Ohio (ALAO) conference planning committee invites individuals to submit proposals for the 44th annual conference, "Take Action! Conveying Value, Cultivating Success," which will explore academic library's impact on student engagement, student learning and student success. The submission deadline is this Friday, April 6, 2018. The conference will take place on November 2, 2018 at the Nationwide Hotel & Conference Center in Columbus, Ohio.

ALAO encourages thoughtful, timely proposals on any topic related to the theme. Possible topics include, but are not limited to budget, collaborations, collections, demonstrating value, developing a culture of assessment, ethnographic and observational studies, lessons learned, library instruction, library student employees, marketing and communications, outreach activities, programming and events, reporting results, services, spaces and facilities, special collections and archives, unique methods, usability, user experience and impact on student learning, retention, progression and/or graduation.

The proposal submission form can be found here. For more information and submission guidelines, please visit the conference website. All presenters are responsible for their own registration and travel costs.

Please contact Laura Birkenhauer and Carrie Girton with any questions. 

Upcoming workshops & important dates

Non-Profit Day at IndyPL Book Sale
When: April 16, 2018, 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Where: Indianapolis Public Library - Library Services Center

Every Child Ready to Read 2.0
When: April 16, 2018, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Where: Wells County Public Library

Fine Free Libraries – What, Why, and How
When: April 17, 2018, 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Where: Virtual Conference

Wix Workshop Part 1: Make a Website with Wix
When: April 18, 2018, 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Where: Webinar

Financial Planning for Public Libraries
When: April 20, 2018, 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Where: Indiana State Library

Don’t SEL Yourself Short: How to Build Social-Emotional Learning Into Any Teen Program
When: April 26, 2018, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Where: Webinar

Wix Workshop Part 2: Advanced Features with Wix
When: April 27, 2018, 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Where: Webinar

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.

Register to vote in the May primary election


Monday April 9, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. local prevailing time is the deadline to get registered to vote in the May 8 primary election. Indiana citizens can check the Indiana Voters website for information about the upcoming primary election:

Register to Vote

Check Voting Status

Find Your Polling Place

Who’s on the Ballot

Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson previously announced that voters have another way to register to vote online. Simply text “Indiana” to 2VOTE (28683), to receive a link to the Indiana Voters website.

Government Information Day coming next month


Registration is still open for "Government Information Day 2018: Advocacy, Research, and Collaboration" (GID18). This one-day conference will be held on Thursday, May 24, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 pm at the Indiana State Library. Register here

This free event is a great learning opportunity for librarians, library staff, information professionals and members of the public. GID18 will feature presentations on topics relating to local, state and federal information, including the upcoming 2020 census. The keynote speaker will be Laurie Beyer Hall, Superintendent of Documents, from the U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO). In addition to the presentations, attendees will be able to interact with various vendors and colleagues on topics relating to government information.

Please contact Brent Abercrombie, federal documents librarian at the Indiana State Library, with any questions. 

Upcoming RDA webinars from MCLS


Midwest Collaborative for Library Services (MCLS) is offering two RDA-based webinars in April. 

On Thursday, April 5, 2018 at 2 p.m., Susan Pritts will present "RDA for Non-Catalogers: What Do I Need to Know?" In this two-hour webinar, participants will learn about RDA and what it means for non-catalogers. It will also cover the kind of changes library staff and the end user should expect to see as a result of RDA. This webinar is worth two LEUs for Indiana staff. 

"Original Cataloging of Sound Recordings Using RDA" will be presented by Dawn Olmsted Swanson on April 10, 11, and 12 at 1:30 p.m. each day. This workshop teaches participants how to do original cataloging of physical sound recordings, such as CDs, MP3s and cassettes, both musical and non-musical, using such tools as RDA and OCLC Bibliographic Formats and Standards. This three-part webinar is worth six LEUs for Indiana staff and each session runs two hours. 

Participants may register and view member and non-member pricing here, or by using the inks provided above. 

For more information and to have any questions answered please email the MCLS training staff.