Wednesday Word │March 4, 2020

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In This Issue


Indiana library jobs


In the news

This week's new Indiana library jobs

Branch Assistant (part-time)
Allen County Public Library

Branch Assistant (part-time)
Allen County Public Library

Security Officer
Allen County Public Library

Building Services Manager
Hancock County Public Library

Library Assistant (part-time)
Hancock County Public Library

Marketing and Communications Manager
Johnson County Public Library

Media Specialist/Librarian
Monroe County Community School Corporation

Children's and Tweens' Community Librarian
Monroe County Public Library

Library Director
Rushville Public Library

Resource Sharing Coordinator (part-time)
Taylor University

Youth Services Assistant (part-time)
Yorktown 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.

Indiana Library News

Is your library making news?

Floyd County Library event teaches kids about African American inventors
Floyd County Library

Bloomington High School South students place at Poetry Out Loud competition
Indiana State Library

Monticello-Union Township Public Library celebrates Women's History Month
Monticello-Union Township Public Library

Major library expansion breaks ground with ceremony
Saint Joseph County Public Library

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State library blog


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Discovery to Delivery X conference date announced; call for proposals


The Discovery to Delivery X conference, hosted by the Academic Libraries of Indiana and the Indiana State Library, will take place on Friday, June 5 from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Indiana State Library in downtown Indianapolis. 

The free one-day resource sharing conference is open to all Indiana libraries and will celebrate its 10th anniversary. This year’s theme is "10 Years of Resource Sharing in Indiana." Registration for the conference will open on April 30.

Those interested in developing and sharing a presentation, should complete and submit the proposal form located on the D2D website. Presentations should be approximately 30-35 minutes in length with an additional 10 minutes at the end of each session for questions and discussion.

Suggested proposal topics include acquisitions, collaborations, best practices, copyright, customer service, e-books, e-resources licensing, Evergreen Indiana, marketing, open access, patron-driven services, professional development, scholarly communications, work space and workflow show and tell, SRCS and statistics. The submission deadline is Friday, April 17 at 3 p.m.

The conference is open to all Indiana libraries, and the audience will include attendees from academic, public and special libraries. Program descriptions should indicate whether a presentation targets a specific or general audience.

For more information, please contact the conference committee

Indiana State Library Foundation and Sun King Brewery present "Indiana History of Brewing"


The Indiana State Library Foundation and Sun King Brewery are pleased to announce "Indiana History of Brewing," a look at the storied history of beer production in the Hoosier state. The event will take place on Thursday, April 23 from 4-7 p.m. in the Great Hall of the Indiana State Library in downtown Indianapolis. 

Since the mid-1800s, Hoosier contributions to brewing have significantly impacted the industry. The Indiana State Library Foundation invites the community to celebrate the state's robust brewing history and to learn how the Indianapolis Brewing Company earned worldwide recognition in places like Paris and Liège, Belgium with their European-influenced beers. 

Registration for "Indiana History of Brewing" is $30 per person and includes six Sun King beer tastings, a commemorative pint glass, catered appetizers, live music, a tour of the Indiana State Library and a question-and-answer session with a Sun King staff member and Indiana State Library historians. The event is co-sponsored by Huntington Bank, EBSCO and Merrill Lynch. Proceeds will fund the Indiana State Library Foundation. The foundation supports the Indiana State Library in fulfilling its mission of serving Indiana residents, leading and supporting the library community and preserving Indiana history. Attendees must be 21 or over to sample the beer, but the event is open to all ages. 

To RSVP and to pay for registration, please contact Jeanne Aydt of the Indiana State Library Foundation, or call 317-431-5376. Click here for more information. 

The Indiana State Library is located at 315 W. Ohio St. in downtown Indianapolis. 

InfoExpress spring break reminder


The Indiana State Library would like to send a reminder to academic and school libraries that participate in InfoExpress and might be closed during the upcoming spring break season. 

Libraries that will be closed for any duration during spring break should be sure to update their unavailable days on the InfoExpress site. This will help reduce confusion and prevent the drivers from making unnecessary trips.

Additionally, libraries with excess courier bags should send them back to the Indiana State Library so they can be distributed to libraries that need them. To return the bags, a library just needs to place all of its extra bags inside of an InfoExpress bag. The library can create a parcel label and ship them to the Indiana State Library or they can also simply tape a note in the window of the bag that says “Extra Bags” and NOW Courier will know to return them to the State Library.

ISDH responds to outbreak of coronavirus


The Indiana State Department of Health is closely monitoring an outbreak of the 2019 novel  coronavirus or COVID-19. The respiratory virus was first identified in the city of Wuhan in China’s Hubei Province and continues to infect people in China and around the world, including the United States. Click here for more information.

Upcoming workshops & important dates

Be the Connection: Libraries, Teens, and Connected Learning
When: March 20, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Where: Wells County Public Library

Be the Connection: Libraries, Teens, and Connected Learning
When: March 23, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Where: Owen County Public Library

What's Up Wednesday - Social Media: How many accounts do you really need?
When: March 25, 10-11 a.m.
Where: Webinar

Every Child Ready to Read 2.0
When: March 27, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Where: Bartholomew County Public Library

Storytime Bootcamp
When: March 27, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Where: Bartholomew County Public Library

Be the Connection: Libraries, Teens, and Connected Learning
When: March 30, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Where: New Albany-Floyd County Public Library

Be the Connection: Libraries, Teens, and Connected Learning
When: April 3, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Central Time
Where: Porter County Public Library

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.

U.S. Marshals Service


United States Marshals are generally well known throughout the country. However, there might be some people who don’t know exactly what they do. For those interested, the U.S. Marshals Service website provides information detailing what the U.S. Marshals do. For instance, the services they provide include protecting federal judges and courts, transporting prisoners, managing prisoners, protecting witnesses, serving court documents, and, of course, apprehending fugitives. The website includes subpages with descriptions of what each of service entails. The main U.S. Marshals Service page also includes news about the latest U.S. most wanted capture, as well as information about the arrests of fugitives. A link to a listing of the 15 Most Wanted fugitives is provided, along with information on how to send in a tip via web or mobile application.

Another section of the website covers the history of the U.S. Marshals Service. It includes a historical timeline, a roll call of honor and information about civilian supremacy and civil disobedience. Additional information about the Fugitive Investigative Strike Team, marshal’s badges, marshal’s cards and the National Marshals Museum is also available.

Those interested in a career with the U.S. Marshals Office, including deputy U.S. Marshals positions, administrative positions and detention and aviation enforcement positions, can visit the career opportunities section of the website for information. People who would like to work to support the mission of the U.S. Marshals Service by procuring products and services can find information via the business opportunities section.

Indiana Writers Center Presents 2020 Gathering of Writers


The 2020 Gathering of Writers will take place on Saturday, March 28 at the Indiana State Library from 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Presented by the Indiana Writers Center, the Gathering of Writers is an annual assemblage of Indiana's best-established and emerging writers who meet for a full day of classes on the craft of writing. This year's theme is "Writing Lives: Memory and Imagination."

This year's keynote speaker is Micheal Poore, who will present "Playing the Dying Man," based on the idea that writers, and the characters they create, do not exist as "themselves." Poore, the author of novels "Up Jumps the Devil," "Reincarnation Blues" and "Two Girls, a Clock, and a Crooked House," will also lead an intensive fiction writing workshop. 

Breakout sessions in creative nonfiction, fiction, poetry and playwriting will be presented by Maria Hamilton Abegunde, Liz Duffy Adams, Samuel Autman, Eric Freeze, Janine Harrison, Marc Hudson, Noley Reid, Barbara Shoup and Ania Spyra. Click here to read the presenter biographies and click here to read session descriptions. 

Registration is $99 for Writers Center members, or $149 with inclusion of the Michael Poore master class. For non-members, registration is $175, or $225 with inclusion of the Michael Poore master class. Click here to register and for more event information.

Full-time students are eligible for a discount on registration with a teacher recommendation. Please email the Writers Center to learn more.