Wednesday Word │July 18, 2018

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Indiana library jobs


This week's new Indiana library jobs

Circulation Desk Manager
Alexandria-Monroe Public Library

Science Library Associate (part-time)
Butler University

Adult Services Manager
Danville-Center Township Public Library

Youth Services Manager
Garrett Public Library

Youth Services Manager
Hamilton East Public Library

Cataloger (part-time)
Hamilton North Public Library

Children’s Librarian
Hancock County Public Library - Sugar Creek Branch

Public Services Librarian
Indianapolis Public Library

Deputy Director of Public Services
Indiana State Library

Cataloger (part-time)
Tyson Library

Youth Services Assistant Librarian
Vigo County 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

County council OKs new HVAC for CDPL
Crawfordsville District Public Library

Library, museum partnership provides free admission
Dubois County Contractual Public Library

Jamming with Leonardo
Hartford City Public Library

Constant power outages a struggle at Kendallville Public Library
Kendallville Public Library

Ellettsville library branch to close in August for renovations
Monroe County Public Library

Library preps for final chapter of $2M renovation
Shelby County Public Library

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State library blog


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2018 Indiana Authors Award winners announced

Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

Six writers with Indiana ties have been named winners and finalists of the 2018 Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award, a program of The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation supported through The Glick Fund, a fund of Central Indiana Community Foundation.

The winner of this year’s $10,000 National Author Award is New York Times bestselling children’s author Kimberly Brubaker Bradley, a former Fort Wayne and Indianapolis resident, whose 16 books for young readers include "The War That Saved My Life," a Newbery Honor Medalist. 

“Libraries were a huge part of my life,” Bradley said. “In Indianapolis, the library printed lists of upcoming new releases; I kept careful watch so I could always check out the new Dick Francis novels the day they were released.”

Sandy Eisenberg Sasso, James Alexander Thom, Deborah E. Kennedy, Elizabeth Klehfoth and Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi rounded out this year's award winners. All winning authors and finalists will be honored at the ninth annual Indiana Authors Award Dinner on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018 at the Central Library. In addition to prize winnings, the winning authors will receive a $2,500 grant for the public library of his or her choice.

Click here to read more about each author, the prizes awarded and ticket info for the award dinner.  

E-rate workshops announcecd


The Indiana State Library and the Education Networks of America (ENA) are partnering to present three E-rate workshops in August. 

These workshops are designed to help Indiana libraries receive more Category 2 funding from E-rate. Category 2 funding covers the infrastructure needed to make the most out of a library's internet connection.

Register for the workshops below. All times Eastern. 

Monday, Aug. 27, 2018, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. at the Plymouth Public Library
Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. at the Monroe County Public Library
Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. at the Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library

Email Wendy Knapp, of the Indiana State Library, with any questions.

NICCL to host 2nd IT roundtable


The Northern Indiana Computer Consortium for Libraries (NICCL) is hosting their second IT Roundtable on Aug. 24, 2018, starting at 10 a.m. This roundtable will be held at the Fulton County Public Library in Rochester, Ind. 

NICCL recommends that attendees bring ideas for a discussion on competency training of library staff. Additionally, attendees are encouraged to bring any other IT-related questions, comments or success stories to share with everyone.

Participants should contact Rich Weiland, as a head count for lunch is needed.   

The primary mission of NICCL is to join together with other libraries to explore new emerging technologies, seek out best technology practices, obtain technology training, see vendor demonstrations of new technology or services and to negotiate pricing of technology hardware and software purchases and technology support services all for the benefit of the communities that NICCL serves.

IMDPLA Fest keynote announced and call for lightning talk proposals


The third Annual IMDPLA Fest will take place on Friday, Sept. 21, 2018 at the Indianapolis Public Library Central Library. This year's keynote speaker will be John Bracken, executive director of Digital Public Library of America (DPLA), who will deliver the keynote address about his vision for the future of the Digital Public Library of America.

IMDPLA Fest will feature a lightning talk round designed to describe or demonstrate the presenter's favorite tools for display, metadata editing, scanning, preservation and  workflow. Submit a proposal here

Click here for more IMDPLA Fest information. A full schedule of fest events and sessions will be released shortly. Click here to read more about DPLA. 

Upcoming workshops & important dates

The Difference is You: Be Inspired!
When: July 20, 2018, 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Where: Indiana State Library

Evergreen Indiana Holds Training
When: July 26, 2018, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Where: Webinar

Evergreen Indiana - Local Administration
When: Aug. 1, 2018, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Where: Webinar

The Care and Feeding of Authors
When: Aug. 7, 2018, 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Where: Virtual Conference

Evergreen Indiana - Basic Cataloging
When: Aug. 8, 2018, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Where: Webinar

INSPIRE Day 20th Anniversary Celebration
When: Aug. 9, 2018, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Where: Indiana State Library

Every Child Ready to Read 2.0
When: Aug. 10, 2018, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Where: St. Joseph County Public Library

2018 New Director Workshop
When: Aug. 15, 2018, 8:20 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Where: Indiana State Library

Indiana Authors: What's New in Kids Lit?
When: Aug. 15, 2018, 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Where: Virtual Conference

Evergreen Indiana Advanced Cataloging - Part I
When: Aug. 16, 2018, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Where: Webinar

Evergreen Indiana Advanced Cataloging - Part II
When: Aug. 17, 2018, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Where: Webinar

Every Child Ready to Read 2.0
When: Aug. 17, 2018, 9:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.
Where: Knox County Public Library

Evergreen Indiana 10th Anniversary Gala
When: Aug. 24, 2018, 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Where: Fort Harrison

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.



The Government Publishing Office (GPO) recently unveiled new libguides for researchers. FDLP LibGUIDES currently feature 16 different guides. Each guide contains government, and some non-government, resources relating to specific topics. For example, the “America at War” libguide contains general information promoting federal resources that cover America’s military history. The guide is also grouped by periods, such as early conflicts, Civil War, and world wars, and includes links to historical documents, papers and maps.

The libguides provided by GPO represent the latest in the agency’s efforts to meet the educational and outreach requests from the government documents community through the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP). GPO also allows individuals to submit their own libguide, as well as request a libguide on a particular topic. The libguides can be accessed through the FDLP Academy, which also features free webinars on topics relating to federal government information. To learn more about upcoming webinars, visit the News & Events page. 

INSPIRE Day registration remains open; second speaker announced


In addition to former Library Development Office (LDO) director Steven Schmidt, Tippecanoe County Public Library (TCPL) County Librarian Jos Holman will speak at the Indiana State Library for INSPIRE Day on Aug. 9, 2018.

Registration for INSPIRE Day is currently open. Join the Indiana State Library from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. to help celebrate twenty years of INSPIRE serving the state of Indiana. 

The all-day free event will feature representatives from EBSCO, Gale and presenting on the future of databases and the industry. Additionally, a retrospective of INSPIRE will be presented, including original TV ads. LEUs will be available for Indiana library employees. Parking, lunch, gift bags and celebratory cake will be provided at no cost. 

Please contact Associate Director of Statewide Services Wendy Knapp, of the Indiana State Library, with any questions. 

INSPIRE is supported by the Indiana General Assembly through Build Indiana Funds, the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act and in partnership with the Academic Libraries of Indiana.