Wednesday Word │May 9, 2018

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In This Issue


Indiana library jobs


This week's new Indiana library jobs

Library Director
Hagerstown - Jefferson Township Public Library

Public Services Assistant Manager
Hamilton East 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

Hendricks County Senior Services celebrates 'Frankenstein'
Indiana State Library

Library crafts, donates 3D printed hands
La Porte County Public Library

Week of Code to feature Shop & Learn and Maker Fest
La Porte County Public Library and Michigan City Public Library

Farmers' market season begins Saturday
Lawrenceburg Public Library District

Bright Young Librarians: Maureen Maryanski
Lilly Library at Indiana University

The conservator
Lilly Library at Indiana University

Is your library making news?

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State library blog


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InfoExpress renewal period begins


May 1, 2018 marked the beginning of the 2018-2019 InfoExpress renewal period. Indiana libraries must renew their registration before July 1st to continue to receive service. Payment will be due by July 31st. A 2 percent surcharge will apply to all payments made electronically or postmarked after July 31st. 

Rates for 2018-2019 can be found here. Fees are based on the number of deliveries per week and participants determine how many days a week they need pick up and delivery. To renew, click here to log into InfoExpress. 

The Indiana State Library is pleased to announce that once again, the cost for the InfoExpress courier remains unchanged. For the 2018-2019 service year the annual subscription cost for InfoExpress service will remain at $625 per delivery day. The Indiana State Library will provide an upfront subsidy of $525 for the first delivery day for qualifying libraries, making one-day-a-week courier service just $100. Public libraries not meeting standards and privately funded libraries are not eligible for this subsidy. This subsidy is limited to one library per system. Branches are not eligible for this subsidy. The cost for these libraries would be the full $625 per day.

School libraries have a different timeline for registration to accommodate the academic calendar. School renewal requests should be submitted by August 1, 2018 and payment is due by September 30th to avoid the suspension of service as of October 1st and a 2 percent surcharge.

Questions regarding InfoExpress, supply needs or first time enrollment can be directed toward Jen Clifton or sent to the main InfoExpress email

CIDIG hosting DNA workshop Saturday


On Saturday, May 12, 2018, the Central Indiana DNA Interest Group (CIDIG) will present "Adding DNA Testing to Your Genealogy Tool Kit" at the Bartholomew County Public Library in Columbus, Ind. The workshop begins at 10 a.m. and ends at 12:30 p.m. 

This free workshop focuses on an introduction to DNA testing, types of tests available, testing companies and interpreting results. Topics will include an  overview of DNA testing and tools; ethnicity reporting; uploading Gedcom files to create family trees; uploading DNA raw data to other companies; connecting with potential matches and more.  CIDIG team members will be available throughout the sessions to answer your questions.

Registration is required. Check-in begins at 9:30 a.m. Wi-Fi access is available. The library is located at 536 Fifth Street in Columbus. 

Registration open for Midwest Chapter/MLA 2018 conference


Registration is now open for the Midwest Chapter of the Medical Library Association Conference in Cleveland, Ohio, which will take place on Oct. 5 - 8, 2018 at Downtown Westin.

The Midwest Chapter/MLA says, "Leave your business suits and dress pants at home, wear your jeans and favorite band or concert t-shirts! The conference theme is Shake, Rattle & Roll and we are ready to 'shake up some old ideas, rattle some new cages, and roll with the good times.'”

Keynote speaker, Patricia Flatley Brennan, director of the National Library of Medicine, will speak on Monday, Oct. 8th. 

All continuing education classes will be held on Saturday, Oct. 6th and will be divided into morning and afternoon sessions. Classes include Open Science for Health Sciences Librarians; Think Like a Doctor: Biostatistics and Informatics for Medical and Health Professionals; Engaging Assessment to Show Value & Make Decisions: Making the Case for Your Library; Emerging Technologies for the Busy Librarian; Innovative Instruction: Increasing Engagement and Enhancing Learning; and Precision Medicine.

Click here to register and click here to read more about the conference, including information about the exhibitors reception, live music, salsa dancing and the tequila bar.

Upcoming workshops & important dates

Above and Beyond: Developing a Culture of Organizational Citizenship
When: May 10, 2018, 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Where: Virtual conference

Discovery to Delivery VIII
When: May 11, 2018, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Where: Indiana State Library

Evergreen Annual Business Meeting
When: May 14, 2018, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Where: Indiana State Library or webinar

Getting to Know You: Connect with Patrons Experiencing Homelessness
When: May 16, 2018, 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Where: Webinar

Curating Your Unusual Collections: Lending Nontraditional Items at the Library
When: May 21, 2018, 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Where: Virtual Conference

Evergreen Indiana Advanced Cataloging - Part I
When: May 22, 2018, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Where: Webinar

Evergreen Indiana Advanced Cataloging - Part II
When: May 23, 2018, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Where: Webinar

Government Information Day 2018: Advocacy, Research, & Collaboration
When: May 24, 2018, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Where: Indiana State Library

How to do Public Library Bookkeeping
When: June 1, 2018, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Where: Indiana State Library

On-Site 2018 Annual PL Budget Workshop & Legislative Update
When: June 19, 2018, 10:30 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Where: Indiana State Library

2018 Annual PL Budget Workshop & Legislative Update
When: June 19, 2018, 10:30 a.m. - 3:45 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.

What is a Complete Count Committee?


During a year when the decennial census takes place, which happens every ten years, communities and local governments around the nation form Complete Count Committees, or CCCs, to help ensure an accurate count of U.S. residents. Volunteers help raise awareness and plan activities to motivate people in their communities to fill out their census forms. The 2020 Census is unique in that, for the first time, it will allow U.S. residents to submit census answers online. Indiana will need many volunteers to participate in census operations and form CCCs around the state to produce a good count through paper forms and online through the Census Bureau. This will determine how congressional and state legislative districts are drawn, guide the distribution of federal and state money in our communities and provide important data for local decision-making.

CCCs can be formed at any level - regional/county/city government, school groups, media outlets, employers, faith communities, housing organizations and more. CCCs can create subcommittees or working groups to perform certain tasks. One of the main activities is reaching out to hard-to-count (HTC) communities. In the coming months, you will see more information posted about CCCs in Indiana on the Census in Indiana: Counting Down to 2020 website. Links to resources for CCCs, such as the Census Bureau’s planning database and Response Outreach Area Mapper (ROAM) application can be found on the site here along with the Census Engagement Navigator, which shows 2010 mail return rates to determine where to perform outreach for 2020. The Minnesota State Demographic Center has a helpful website about forming CCCs and what makes an area hard to count. Don’t hesitate to contact the Indiana State Data Center with any questions. The State Data Center is Indiana’s source for stats.