Wednesday Word │June 6, 2018

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In This Issue


Indiana library jobs


This week's new Indiana library jobs

Library Director
Jefferson County Public Library

Collection Management Librarian
Tipton County Public Library

Assistant Director
Westchester 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

Library prepares to go fine-free
Bartholomew County Public Library

Faces of the Civil War
Clinton Public Library

Painted stones popping up in Region to evoke, spread happiness
Crown Point Community Library

Speedway historian holds talk at Frankfort library
Frankfort Community Public Library

Meeting: Huntingburg Library Board
Huntingburg Public Library

2018 Indiana Pacers Summer Reading Tour presented by The RoomPlace
Indianapolis Public Library

Library to participate in Summer Food Service Program
La Porte County Public Library

Lil' Golfers
Linden Carnegie Public Library

Phillips' B-W photos earn her River City artist of month honor
Vigo County Public Library

Is your library making news?

Email your news links for inclusion in the Wednesday Word's "In the news" section.

If you would like to be featured in the Wednesday Word, please email a press release and a photo.


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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Certification FAQ: Transcripts


Does the Indiana State Library accept electronic school transcripts?

Yes. Electronic transcripts are usually the fastest and least expensive option available. Electronic transcripts must come directly from the school and should be sent to this email address

Does the Indiana State Library still accept paper school transcripts? 

Yes. If your school does not offer electronic transcripts, the state library still accepts paper transcripts, too. The transcripts must either be mailed directly to the Indiana State Library from the school or you may personally convey a transcript to the library as long as it is still sealed in the original envelope. 

Transcripts sent via mail should be addressed as follows:

Indiana State Library
Attn: Certification Program Director
140 N.Senate Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46204-2296

Please contact Cheri Harris, certification program director and legal consultant at the Indiana State Library, with any questions. 

MCLS to host two free round table discussions


The Midwest collaborative for Library Services (MCLS) will host two free round table discussions this month in Michigan and Indiana.

These round table discussions are free and open to anyone with an interest, but MCLS asks that participants register online so they know how many to expect. 

"MCLS is committed to supporting the community engagement efforts of libraries in Indiana and Michigan. With each round of discussions, we’re moving around the states to try to be near as many librarians as possible," said David Votta, community engagement librarian with MCLS. 

The discussions will take place as follows:

Friday, June 8, 2018
Elk Rapids District Library, 300 Isle of Pines Dr, Elk Rapids, MI
Time: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Eastern
Register here.

Contact David Votta via email or at (800) 530-9019 x122 with any questions. 

Friday, June 15, 2018
Johnson County Public Library, White River Branch, 1664 Library Blvd., Greenwood, IN
Time: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Eastern
Credit: One LEU for Indiana staff.
Register here.

Contact Pam Seabolt at via email or at (800) 530-9019 x123 with any questions. 

CSLP seeks individuals to help guide organization


The committees of the Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) are currently seeking individuals to help guide and advance the work of the organization. Any public library staff member may participate in CSLP. It’s a great way to become active at the national level, network with peers across the country and build resume and leadership experience.

Work is done virtually, via email or web meetings. Some committees require more time commitment than others; those interested should check with their supervisor before applying.

Public librarians and library specialists with an interest in supporting nationwide summer library program activities are encouraged to apply to serve on any of these committees:

Budget and Finance
Social Media
School Outreach
Child & Community Well-Being
Manual Idea Development
Manual Review
Rules of Use

Those interested in serving on a CSLP committee should complete this application. Applications will be received by the individual Chairs and applicants will be contacted.

For more information about the committees, click here. Click on the committee of interest on the left sidebar, and then click on Committee Description for details.

Please direct any questions to CSLP Organizational Coordinator Luke Kralik.

Upcoming workshops & important dates

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

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

Evergreen Indiana Basic Circulation
When: June 20, 2018, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Where: Webinar

Evergreen Indiana Holds Training
When: June 20, 2018, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Where: Webinar

Evergreen Indiana - Local Administration
When: June 21, 2018, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Evergreen Indiana - Basic Cataloging
When: June 21, 2018, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Where: Webinar

On-Site 2018 Annual PL Budget Workshop and Legislative Update
When: June 27, 2018, 10:30 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Where: Indiana State Library

2018 Annual PL Budget Workshop and Legislative Update
When: June 27, 2018, 10:30 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Where: Webinar

Guns In Libraries
When: June 29, 10 a.m. - 11 a.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.

Exports, imports and tariff data


The U.S. Census Bureau is the nation’s official source for U.S. export and import statistics. You can access updated data directly via the Census Bureau’s Foreign Trade website and The International Trade press release schedule is here. The U.S. International Trade Commission also provides access to international trade data for 1989 to the present on a monthly, quarterly, annual or year-to-date basis if you register for a free account at USITC DataWeb. For export data, the FTA Tariff Tool provides information on tariffs certain foreign countries collect when a product crosses into their country. For mobile access to economic analysis, use the Federal Reserve Bank’s Federal Reserve Economic Database (FRED) on your Android or iPhone

Earn LEU credit for watching archived webinars


For those looking to earn LEUs via webinar, the Indiana State Library would like to remind everyone about the list of hundreds of free courses available through “blanket” providers. The list can be found on the library's Approved LEU Providers page.

In order to earn LEU credit by viewing archived webinars, keep in mind that the provider must be on the blanket list, the program must exceed 30 minutes in length and if the provider does not give a certificate for archived programs, participants will need to use an in-house certificate instead. 

Libraries will need to issue the in-house certificate. The certificate must list the original provider, the title of the course, the date viewed and whether the program is LEU or TLEU eligible. Certificates must be signed by a proctor who is vouching for the fact that the participant viewed the program. Library directors should have their board chair sign as a proctor and  librarians must have either their supervisor, the head of HR or the library director sign the certificate. A sample certificate may be downloaded here.

If the program teaches general librarian skills, an LEU will be earned. If the program teaches how to use devices, apps, software, social media, online databases or other computer skills, a TLEU will be earned. 

Click here for more info. Contact Cheri Harris, certification program director and legal consultant at the Indiana State Library, with any additional questions.