Wednesday Word │June 13, 2018

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In This Issue


Indiana library jobs


This week's new Indiana library jobs

Small Branch Manager
Allen County Public Library - Woodburn Branch Library

Library Director
Bremen Public Library

Reference Librarian
Carmel Clay Public Library

OER and Emerging Technology Librarian
Cunningham Memorial Library, Indiana State University

Adult/Children’s Programmer
Noble County Public Library - Cromwell Branch

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

Fort Wayne-area Allen County Public Library branches’ Potterfest events celebrate 20th anniversary of U.S. release of the first book in the ‘Harry Potter’ series
Allen County Public Library

Community offers many ways to relax, enjoy outdoors
Bartholomew County Public Library

Converse Library to celebrate 100 years
Converse-Jackson Township Public Library

From student to soldier to hero
Crawfordsville District Public Library

Elkhart artist featured in summer library exhibit
Elkhart Public Library

'Everyday Superheroes' summer reading program
Indianapolis Public Library

Bicentennial event June 23 at Vigo County Public Library
Vigo County Public Library

Library launches youth summer reading program
Washington Carnegie Public Library

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State library blog


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Filmmaker to shoot scenes for upcoming film at Milford Public Library

Filmmaker Andrew Morgan (left) stands with Production Coordinator Matt Deuel of Warsaw's One Voice Media

Filmmaker and director Andrew Morgan will shoot a scene for his upcoming film "Long Gone By" at the Milford Public Library. The film follows a single mother raising a daughter who has just been accepted into college. As undocumented immigrants, her daughter cannot get the financial aid she desperately needs. She risks everything with her daughter as they embark on a series of unarmed bank heists in small Indiana towns. 

Morgan's previous works include the documentaries "The True Cost" and "The Heretic."

Kaitlyn Arford of the Milford Public Library recently sat down with Morgan to discuss his first feature film, its origin and its connection to the Midwest.

What made you choose Indiana for the location for the movie?
When we were developing the script we had it set in a town somewhere in the Midwest area. We looked around at a handful of different options, but I just liked this one a lot. I liked the way it looks, I liked the way it feels. There’s a lot of texture, and a lot of depth and a lot of character. The film is set on the backdrop of very Americana America. This area kinda has that in a specific way.

What inspired you to make "Long Gone By?"
I was really intrigued around conversation as it related to immigration issues in America. I did a documentary project where I spent time with a lot of people in and around some of those issues and I was struck by how humanizing it was to be with people who put a human face on something that had been a category in my mind. I thought it would be so interesting to tell a story that would not be politically charged — telling people how to think or feel — but rather it would be interesting to get in someone’s shoes who is in a situation that is a part of this country, but not legally a part of this country.

What made you choose the Milford Public Library as a location for filming?
The main character is a single mom who’s working a couple jobs. What she's doing here is she’s studying, she’s learning, but she doesn’t have internet access at her home.

And I have always personally loved libraries for a lot of reasons, but I love them because even where I live in my neighborhood in Los Angeles there are a lot of people who come to libraries now to use technology. It’s actually, for them, more than just a place of knowledge that it’s always been traditionally – it’s actually like they need it in order to connect to the larger world in a way that I take for granted. 

Is there anything else you’d like to add?
Just that we’re really thrilled to be here. I really do feel already a sincere debt of gratitude to the generosity, the kindness of people here. When you're coming from my perspective, where we financed this on our own and it’s not this big thing, to have people going out of their way to make locations work or make scenes work or helping us with casting or drawing on all the best resources locally you just feel so grateful.

IMDPLA Fest call for proposals


The Indiana Memory Digital Public Library of America (IMDPLA) Advisory Council is seeking session proposals for the third annual IMDPLA Fest, which will take place on September 21, 2018 at the Indianapolis Public Library. This annual conference brings together librarians, archivists, museum professionals, educators and others to celebrate Indiana’s Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) Service Hub. Proposals should be related to digital cultural collections, broadly defined. Proposals that highlight digitization and online collections work being done in Indiana or focusing on Indiana are encouraged. Possible session topics include, but are not limited to: large or small-scale digitization projects; metadata standards, design and creation; intellectual property and rights management; online collections access portals and digital exhibitions; and research within and use of digital collections, including collections as data.

Session formats include a 45-minute presentation, a marketplace of ideas display, hands-on or visual demonstrations and poster sessions. Proposal selectors may request an alternative format upon review.

To propose a session, please fill out the form at this link. The deadline for priority consideration is Friday, July 6, 2018. Please send inquiries to IMDPLA and visit here for more information about the Indiana Memory DPLA Hub.

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.

Pool safety


Now that most schools are out, a lot of young people have more time to splash around in a swimming pool. Information about pool and swimming safety is important for everyone. There are a number of Indiana and U.S. Government websites with useful information on water and pool safety. 

The Indiana State Department of Health  (ISDH) swimming pool and water program has informational sections on how to spot a drowning child; lightning and aquatics safety; responsible adult guidelines; and the ISDH fact sheet on indoor pool irritants, as well as a number of other related topics that can help keep swimmers safe.

Some of the items for swimmers on the Center for Disease Control's (CDC) Healthy Swimming page include how to swim healthy; how to do your own inspection; steps of healthy swimming; recreational water illnesses; and drowning, injury and sun protection. The site also has information for residential pool or hot tub owners, aquatics professionals and medical professionals. The medical professionals area talks about how the public has a misconception that chlorine kills all pathogens which can lead to risky behaviors. The following is a list of five prevention messages that the CDC recommends medical professionals pass on to their patients:

Don’t swim while ill with diarrhea
For patients with cryptosporidiosis, don’t swim for an additional two weeks after diarrhea has resolved
Don’t swallow the water
Keep ears as dry as possible and dry ears thoroughly after swimming
Don’t swim when you have open wounds

As these two websites illustrate, pool safety covers not only drowning, but a wide area of health and physical safety issues that many people might not think about, but should keep in mind when enjoying a day splashing around in the pool.

InfoExpress renewal deadline is July 1


InfoExpress participants must renew their registration before July 1, 2018 to continue to receive service. The 2018-2019 service year runs from July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019.

To renew, log into InfoExpress and click on the “Renewal Form” button, or navigate directly to a specific library’s renewal page here

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.

Click here for more information about InfoExpress, including details about rates, supply requests, holidays and more.