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                         INDIANA LIBRARY FEDERATION • Vol. 65 No. 10 • October 2011

    2011: A Library Odyssey                                                            ILF Ballot
           Journey to the Future
                                                                It’s time to cast your vote! ILF members are now
Have you registered for the ILF Annual Conference,              being asked to vote for four vacancies on the ILF
presented in association with the Indiana State Library?        board of directors and two bylaw changes. The
Early bird registration ends September 30 at midnight!          ballot is on page 12. There are several ways to return
                                                                it. The positions that are open are vice president,
To save $15 on your registration, ILF encourages                secretary, ALA Councilor and director-at-large.
you to register online at
annualconference. Online registrations can be paid by           The ILF Board of Directors administers the business
credit card, check or purchase order. There is also a           affairs of ILF and approves all appointments to
registration form on page 10 of this issue, but please note     special and standing committees, fills vacancies in
that all paper forms will have a $15 hand-processing fee.       any office, arranges the program for the annual
Highlights of the conference include:                           meeting, and decides on the place and time for same.

•   Fort Wayne Dine-Around                                      The duties of the vice president include presiding
•   Ingram Content Group Distribution Center Tour               over meetings should the president be away, taking
•   Wine and Cheese Reception                                   responsibility for coordinating the implementation of
•   Poster Session                                              the annual conference and serving as a liaison to the
•   IALA Luncheon with Sue Polanka                              districts and to the membership committee. The
•   YHBA Banquet with authors Ann M. Martin and                 secretary renders reports to the ILF at its annual
    Roland Smith                                                meetings and takes minutes, preserving a complete
•   Keynote speakers Thomas Frey and Unshelved                  file of records of the proceedings of ILF and the
•   IPLA/ILTA Luncheon with Stephen Abram                       board. The secretary will also assist with
•   Pre-Conference Genealogy workshop series                                                (story continued on page 5)
•   Awards & Honors Banquet with Catherine Gibson
•   Technical Services Division Strand
•   Trustee Strand                                                    Annual Conference Registration
•   Free session for Friends of the Library
•   CYPD Luncheon with Jane Yolen                                Please note that the annual conference registration
•   Continuing the discussion of the August 9 conference         system is different than the membership renewal
    regarding Where Do We Go From Here? Planning the             system. Therefore, your passwords may not be the
    Future of Indiana Public Libraries                           same for each system.
•   Sessions geared to all associations: AISLE, IALA
    IPLA, and ILTA
•   Specific sessions dedicated to the following
    audiences: public librarians, school librarians, support            ILF Membership Renewal
    staff, technology, academic librarians, children’s           It’s time to renew your 2012 personal membership!
    librarians, cataloging/reference, library trustees,
    library directors, marketing/communications, and                  Click here to renew your ILF membership.
•   Ground transportation from Indianapolis (first come,         Please follow the steps until you are asked to enter
    first serve                                                  your e-mail. At this point, enter the e-mail that you
                                                                 use for ILF membership contact. The password is
There are nearly 150 concurrent sessions and you can             Password1 (you will need to type that in if this is
   earn LEUs/PGPs and TLEUs. Topics include: (please             the first time logging in). Then you will be asked to
                                                                 change it to a password of your preference.
                                  (story continued on page 3)
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                        PRESIDENT’S COLUMN
                                    Our Year Together                                                   L
                              For my loyal readers, you will remember that I began my term           Indiana Library
                              as President promoting the concept of value --maximizing                 Federation
                              what one gets, while minimizing what it costs.                              Working for Libraries

                             While there is always much more to do, I feel very strongly
                             that the ILF Board, Units, Divisions and countless overworked           EDITOR’S NOTE
                             volunteers have stepped up and really performed this year,
    adding real value to an ILF membership. And if you will permit me a bit of hubris, I feel      Focus on Indiana Libraries is
    I added some small bit of value as well.                                                       a publication of the Indiana
                                                                                                       Library Federation.
    Even though there is much more to do, below is a partial list of this year’s successes.
                                                                                                      Its purpose is to act as a
    Improving ‘What One Gets’:                                                                    publication for disseminating
                                                                                                  current news and information
                                                                                                   of interest to people working
    •    Created an improved member interface on the website.                                     in and with Indiana libraries.
    •    Created an education portal on the website, leading to online webinars and other
         opportunities to advance knowledge and earn LEU’s.                                       All correspondence, requests
    •    Created what is shaping up to be one of the best, most value packed ILF                  for advertising information,
         conferences ever!                                                                        subscriptions and claims for
    •    Created a new and exciting relationship with the Indiana State Library. We are                back issues should
         partnering in professional development as well as working together to provide this               be directed to:
         year’s exciting conference keynote speakers Thomas Frey, Futurist and Executive
         Director of the DaVinci Institute, and Gene Ambaum and Bill Barnes from                    Focus on Indiana Libraries
                                                                                                   941 E. 86th Street, Suite 260
         Unshelved.                                                                                  Indianapolis, IN 46240
    •    Added a Trustee member to the ILF Board of Directors. This position has been
         empty for the past couple years and will help provide the Trustee’s point of view to         Phone: (317) 257-2040
         the Board (Note: Trustee Day at the Conference is back again this year with some
         good Trustee oriented sessions planned).                                                      Fax: (317) 257-1389
    •    The Legislative Committee and our ILF advocates worked very hard this year,
         educating our legislators to see the point of view of both public and school libraries   E-mail:
         and librarians.
    Reducing ‘What it Costs’:
                                                                                                      Editor: Diane J. Bever
    •    The ILF Board created a Financial Health Committee who worked for six months
         reviewing and analyzing ILF’s revenue and expenditures. The Board ended up                     Managing Editor:
         approving 12 committee-recommendations designed to stabilize the organization                  Amanda Turney
         and to create a fair and equitable distribution of monies for unit activities. This
         work enabled the ILF Treasurer to submit to the Board a balanced budget for 2012.
    •    Created a Rainy Day fund designed to allow the ILF Board to fund unexpected                 Publications Committee:
         mission-compatible opportunities which require funding outside the regular                 Susan Akers, Diane Bever,
         budget, and to provide a buffer against economic downturns.                              John Borneman, Karen Evans,
    •    Received a grant from the Indiana State Library to provide the conference keynote         Drew Griffis, Dee Holliday,
                                                                                                        Kim Hunter, Kristi
         speakers.                                                                                   Palmer, Marissa Priddis,
    •    Streamlined and improved the ILF office, introducing some “lean” concepts. Saved            Kate McMillan, Andrea
         over $30,000 by negotiating cost-downs on services and by doing more with less.               Morrison, Kimberly
    •    Improved efficiency of Board meetings. We are getting more done in less time.                     Thompson

    In the December Focus, your 2012 ILF President, Dennis LeLoup, will take over the
    duties in this column. I know that he sees “value” as a critical ideal to guide the ILF in     All submissions for Focus
    its future. Please welcome him and give him your support.                                     need to be submitted by the
                                                                                                  2nd day prior to the month
    Lastly, it has been a wild and fun ride this year. Please do not hesitate to track me down    of publication. For example,
                                                                                                   an article in the June issue
    at the conference and say “Hi.” And as I said in my very first President’s column,                 would need to be
    “please remember that the ILF is YOU!”                                                            submitted by May 2.
                                    Warmest Regards,
                                                                                                  Annual subscription rate: $15
                                             - John Borneman, ILF President
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                                          It’s Silent Auction
                                                 Time Again!

    Mark your calendar and make plans to attend the Indiana Library Federation’s silent auction to be
    held November 15th - 16th during the Annual ILF conference in the exhibit hall.

    This is a great chance to do a little holiday shopping and support your profession all at the same
    time! All proceeds from the auction will go to the scholarship endowment to provide scholarships
    for librarian education and training. Last year we raised over $2,000 for the scholarship endowment
    and with your help this year we can raise even more! Plan to visit the silent auction at the ILF
    conference and bring a friend.

    Also, we are still collecting items for the auction. If you or your organization would like to contribute
    to this worthwhile event, please contact Leslie Sutherlin at
    Suggested items include gift baskets, event tickets, symphony tickets, restaurant or gift certificates,
    items for children, and, of course, books! We hope to see you there!

                                                                               Volunteers Needed
       2011: A Library Odyssey                                                 for the Conference
               Journey to the Future                                              We need your help!

                (story continued from page 1)                                Are you interested in helping
                                                                        with registration or the conference store!
 see the preliminary program for all of the sessions and
                                                                               Fill out the volunteer form.
    more information)
• Pre-conference workshops such as Using The Force
    of Positive Change to Enhance the Future of Libraries:
    Processes Anyone Can Use                                 •   Navigating Through a Referendum: Law and
• Top Library Strategies for Success in This Century             Politics
    (Not 1999) Pre-Conference workshop with Stephen          •   Stop Wandering Around Strategic Planning
    Abram (sponsored by ISL)                                 •   The Future of Internet Connectivity in Public Libraries
• Unshelved Breakout: Graphic Novels from the Inside             presented and sponsored by the ISL
• Legislative Hot Topics                                     •   BOOM!-erang Tactics: Getting Your Public’s Attention
• Opportunities and Obstacles for Digital Learning:              and Bringing Them Back for More
    Indiana’s Path and Progress with John Keller,            •   Libraries in the Cloud: Looking at the Next Frontier for
    Indiana Department of Education                              Library Management Systems
• Privacy and the Indiana Library: Navigating Challenges     •   Comprehensive Financial Planning: Preparing a Guide
    and Opportunities in the Current Decade                      for Your Library’s Financial Future
• Step Away from the Book! Legal Issues, eBooks, and         •   Phones, Pads, eReaders & Tablets: Touring Technology
    Libraries                                                    by the Tips of Your Fingers
• The QR Code: What Is It? How Do I Use It in My             •   Social Media for Your Library - Real Cases, Real Results
    Library?                                                         .... and much more!
• Breaking Down Barriers: Making Library Services
    Accessible for Patrons with Disabilities                 To view the preliminary program and register for
• Coast to Coast and Beyond! Using Web 2.0 Tools to          the annual conference, visit http://www.ilfonline.
    Motivate, Create, and Collaborate                        org/2011annualconference
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                       News, Updates and Annoucements
Webinar Update
The trustee/director webinar on setting policy will be offered Tues., Oct. 25 at 8 a.m. The one-hour seminar is
worth 1 LEU. Use ILF2011 for the promotional code in order to reduce the $29 price to $19. Scroll down to the
bottom of the following webpage for registration:

                 ILF Camp Leadership
                 “Touch Down with ILF!” - Camp Leadership is scheduled for November 30th from 9:30 a.m. to
                 2:30 p.m. at the Plainfield Public Library. All officers and conference planners of ILF
                 associations, divisions, and districts are strongly encouraged to attend. The event is free and
                 provides valuable information regarding ILF policies, procedures, and financial how-to’s. Also,
                 Philip Gulley will regale attendees with stories and life observations! More information,
                 including how to register, is forthcoming.

ILF Members in the News
IALA member Alison Stankrauff was selected to participate in the 2011 Archives Leadership Institute (ALI) at the
University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is one of 22 final participants, and was selected from a pool of 70+
applicants. The ALI features presentations by professionals from within the archival field and leaders outside the
archival profession. ALI addresses leadership needs of the archives profession and prepares participants to better
their own archives, to influence policy, and to serve users as effectively as possible.

Congratulations to Susan E. Thomas, who was elected to the American Library Association’s Library Leadership
and Management Association’s Fund Raising and Financial Development Section as Vice-Chairperson/Chairper-
son Elect. Her term began July 1, 2011.

Congratulations to Vincci Kwong, winner of an Annual Teaching with Technology SEED (Software and
Equipment for Engagement and Discovery) Grant for integrating technology into distance learning pedagogy and
practice. She will be receiving an iPad2, VGA adapter, and a Blue Snowball microphone.

Congratulations to Rosanne Cordell and Linda Fisher, whose article “Reference Questions as an Authentic
Assessment of Information Literacy” published in Reference Services Review (vol. 38, no. 3, pages 474-481) was
named one of the American Library Association’s Library Instruction Roundtable’s Top 20 Articles for 2010.

                               Evergreen Indiana Accepting New Members for 2012
                                The Evergreen Indiana Consortium is now accepting applications from libraries
                                seeking to migrate to Evergreen. Evergreen Indiana is a growing consortium of
                                over 94 public, school, and institutional libraries located throughout Indiana that
use the Evergreen Integrated Library System (ILS). Patrons of member libraries can view the catalogs and borrow
materials from the other member libraries using their Evergreen Indiana library card. Evergreen is developed in a
public and collaborative manner so there are no license and maintenance fees as there are with proprietary
software. This means that all Evergreen users benefit from the development of new Evergreen modules and
applications. Indiana has central servers and uses cloud computing to provide Evergreen across the state. Each
year, Evergreen Indiana members collectively save hundreds of thousands of dollars annually in associated
integrated library system (catalog) costs, including migration & training, licensing fees, equipment costs, annual
maintenance fees, technical support, and system upgrades & development. The Evergreen Indiana catalog holds
over 2.4 million bibliographic records and provides access to over 6 million items. Today, ninety-four Indiana
libraries (including the Indiana State Library) are live on Evergreen and serve approximately 816,000 Indiana
residents. For more information about Evergreen Indiana, visit Information and Resources for Interested Libraries
or contact Shauna Borger, Evergreen Indiana Coordinator at (317) 234-6536 or
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                                                                  ILF Ballot              (see page 12 for ballot )
                                                                  (story continued from page 1)

conducting the balloting. The at-large director is elected from           ALA Councilor
candidates nominated from interest groups of ILF and meets
regularly with the board.                                                 Terry Rheinheimer has been director of the Middlebury
                                                                          Community Library since 1979 and has been involved with ILF
Should you be interested in learning more about the board of              for many years, serving three terms as the ALA Indiana Chapter
directors, please don’t hesitate to contact Susan Akers, Executive        Councilor. She is involved with the ILF legislative committee, the
Director, for information. The “Leadership Notebook” was created          ALA and the PLA. She received the “Outstanding Librarian Award”
to contain all things related to ILF and helps to clarify aspects of      from ILF in 1996.
ILF’s structure, bylaws, financial status, conference planning
activities and more.                                                      Director At-Large

The 2012 ILF Board of Directors nominees are:                             Kate Conklin is the Young Adult Services Manager at the
                                                                          Charlestown-Clark County Public Library, has served on the
                                                                          Children and Young People’s Division Board since Fall 2009, and
Vice President
                                                                          will serve as treasurer in 2012. She completed her MLIS at Wayne
                                                                          State University in Detroit, and has worked in both Michigan and
Robin Crumrin is the Associate Dean, Collections & Information
                                                                          Indiana libraries. She is running for this at-large position in order to
Access at the IUPUI University Library. Ms. Crumrin has been with
                                                                          represent the needs and concerns of the many Youth Services
Indiana University Purdue University, Indianapolis since 1994. She
                                                                          Librarians that the ILF supports and serves.
earned a masters degree in library science in 1993 from Indiana
University, Bloomington and a BA in German at Indiana State
                                                                          Scott McFadden is Head of Serials Cataloging at Ball State
University, Terre Haute, in 1979. She began her career as a
                                                                          University, and is Past Chair of Technical Services Division (ILF). A
Cataloging Librarian, but moved into management of the
                                                                          graduate of Indiana University’s School of Library and Information
University Library’s Digital Library Team in 1996. She was
                                                                          Science, he has worked with serials and government publications
appointed Director of Digital Initiatives in 2002 and to her current
                                                                          for most of his career. He is currently Past Chair of the Technical
position as the Associate Dean of Collections & Information Access
                                                                          Services Division Executive Committee for the Indiana Library
in 2007. Her responsibilities encompass oversight of the Digital
                                                                          Federation, and has served on the Affiliate Relations Committee for
Library Team, Acquisitions Team, Bibliographic & Metadata
                                                                          the American Library Association. In 2003, Mr. McFadden became
Services Team, and Access Services Team. Ms. Crumrin has
                                                                          a trainer for the Serials Cataloging Cooperative Training Program
extensive experience developing and managing the IUPUI
                                                                          (SCCTP), a division of CONSER. He has given presentations on
University Library’s digital initiatives.
                                                                          serials cataloging as a guest lecturer in library schools, at the
                                                                          Indiana Library Federation Annual Conference, and to audiences at
Ms. Crumrin has been an active member of the Indiana Library
                                                                          such institutions as the University of Notre Dame and the
Federation for 20 years and seeks to utilize her experience and
                                                                          University of Minnesota. His research interests include social
leadership skills to serve the ILF in this board position. Her service
                                                                          tagging and other aspects of social networking in relation to the
includes Chair of the Indiana Academic Library Association (IALA,
                                                                          library catalog.
2001), IALA liaison to the Association of College & Research
Libraries (2004-2010), ILF Nominating Committee (2003), ILF
                                                                          Gail L. MacKay, Associate Librarian, Indiana University Kokomo,
Legislative Committee (2003-2005 & 2010-2011). Other professional
                                                                          (IALA and Instruction & Education Division) has been active in
activities include Vice-Chair of the ACRL Scholarships Committee
                                                                          ILF since 1994 and is now a recent retiree. Over the past 17 years,
(2010-2012), President of the Indiana Online Users Group (1999-
                                                                          she has been involved in ILF in various capacities, such as serving
2000), and the American Library Association ALCTS
                                                                          on the district level as member-at-large, chair-elect, chair, and past
Pre-Order/Pre-Catalog Searching Discussion Group, Chair (1997-
                                                                          chair, and most recently in 2009-10 as a member of the conference
                                                                          steering committee. While at IU Kokomo, she served in leadership
                                                                          positions in a variety of committees and task groups both at the
                                                                          campus and the university levels. She has served in elected and
                                                                          appointed positions in the Indiana University Librarians
Kelly Ehinger is director of the Adams Public Library System in
                                                                          Association (InULA), the Indiana University Library Faculty
District 3. She is interested in serving on the ILF Board, stating that
                                                                          Council (IULFC), and is currently serving at the state level on
Indiana libraries face many challenges in today’s economic environ-
                                                                          the Instruction Committee of the Academic Libraries of Indiana
ment. She believes it is essential that the Indiana Library Federation
                                                                          (ALI). Prior to coming to IU Kokomo, she worked as a school
remains a strong professional organization to provide advocacy for
                                                                          librarian and belonged to the Association of Indiana Media
libraries and to help ensure the professional growth of its members.
                                                                          Educators (AIME), the predecessor to the present Association of
Ms. Ehinger is a former academic librarian and now 14 years into
                                                                          Indiana School Library Educators (AISLE).
public library directorship, she has served on many community and
state-wide boards and committees in various capacities including
                                                                          Nichelle Hayes, AISLE, recently graduated from Indiana
Adams County Literacy Council, 1997-present (secretary/treasurer);
                                                                          University with an MLS degree and is a Library Media Specialist at
American Library Association, member, 1991-present; Evergreen
                                                                          a K-5 school in Indianapolis. She is in her second year of
Indiana Executive Committee, 2008-present (secretary); Indiana
                                                                          teaching. Nichelle says that she would like to serve on the board to
Library Federation Board (by IPLA appointment 2011); Indiana
                                                                          learn more about librarianship in other areas and to lend her life’s
Public Library Association Board, 2010-present; Indiana State
                                                                          experiences and 20 + years of genealogical research experience.
Library Resource Sharing Committee, 2011. She is passionate about
libraries and library service.
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                                       Dunkard or Drunkard?
                        by Doug Archer, Past Chair, ALA & ILF Intellectual Freedom Committees
                    Recently Scott Adams ran a Dilbert     indicator of things to come with the rapid advance in
                    comic strip in which the pointed       location tracking technology and, therefore, a potential
                    haired boss asked Dilbert why his      landmark case in Fourth Amendment interpretation.
                    employee locator device wasn’t         For more details see Adam Liptak’s “Court Case Asks
                    turned on. Dilbert responded with      if ‘Big Brother’ Is Spelled GPS” in the New York Times,
                    a “My what?” and the boss said “I      September 10, 2011.
                    think you call it a smart phone.”
                    Yes, smart phone and other GPS         Here’s a practical if ridiculous example. There’s an
devices can be used to track your movements.               intersection about six blocks from my home that I visit
                                                           regularly. On one corner is my church and on the other
The phrase “off on my own” or if you’re Australian,        is a convenience store that doubles as the local tobacco/
“go walkabout” are becoming increasingly                   liquor store. My car is there quite frequently (think
meaningless. No more just disappearing for a time,         church and milk). By GPS association am I a good
taking a break, being out of touch. Whether you want       Dunker or a potential drunkard?*
to or not, it’s becoming increasingly more difficult to
be off by yourself. Perhaps “solitude” will have no        What’s this got to do with libraries? Not much, directly.
meaning to some future generation.                         But indirectly it raises numerous questions about
                                                           the legitimacy of drawing conclusions by association
A case going before the Supreme Court in November          -- what places you visit, what products you buy, and –
will test the limits of mass surveillance of personal      wait for it – what books you read or videos you view.
movement in public space. Specifically, in United States
v. Jones, No. 10-1259, the Court will be asked if police   *Church of the Brethren = German Baptist Brethren = Tunker or
need a warrant to attach a GPS device to a suspect’s       Tunkards (Ger.) = Dunker of Dunkards (Eng.)
vehicle. This is sort of the tip of the iceberg, an

                         ISTE – Not just for School Librarians
                           By Maureen Sanders-Brunner, AISLE/ISTE Affiliate Representative

The International Society for Technology in Education      ISTE membership is organized through SIGs, which
(ISTE) is one of the top premier professional              stands for Special Interest Groups. Currently, ISTE
organizations that supports advancements in                boasts 21 SIGs and the list continues to grow annually.
educational technology. ISTE’s purpose is to support       Membership in one or more SIGs is included in the
educators who work to improve teaching and learning        ISTE membership dues. An ISTE member can join, or
by “advancing the effective use of technology.”            be active in, as many SIGs as she/he chooses. SIGs offer
Currently, ISTE represents over 100,000 educators in 89    their members targeted, and often free, professional
countries worldwide.                                       development, scholarly resources, and a developed,
                                                           international professional learning community.
While many of ISTE’s members are Pre-K-12 educators
and administrators and Professors of Education, many       One of the largest division level SIGs is SIGMS, which
others are from other sectors that help shape or support   represents and supports School Library Media
the integration of instructional technology across the     Specialists. Other active SIGs include, One to One
globe.                                                     Computing (SIG1:1), Digital Equity (SIGDE), Digital
                                                           Storytelling (SIGDS), Games and Simulations (SIGGS),
Today, most libraries and professional librarians are      Innovative Learning Technologies (SIGILT), Literacy
offering educational activities and programs for the       (SIGLIT), Music and Technology (SIGMT), Online
purpose of helping their patron communities develop        Learning (SIGOL), Teacher Educators (SIGTE), and
strong information and technology skills. It is because    Virtual Environments (SIGVE).
of our common mission in helping all learners develop
these 21st Century skills that ISTE offers valuable        For more information about ISTE or ISTE SIGs, visit
support and resources for any digital age librarian.
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                         ILF to Honor Volunteers for Excellence
The ILF Board and the Awards, Honors and Scholarship Committee will honor the following individuals for
excellence in library service on Tuesday, Nov. 15 at the Awards, Honors and Scholarship banquet. Tickets are $38
each and can be purchased during one’s online registration or by contacting

                   Danny Gunnells Intellectual Freedom Award - Doug Archer, University of Notre Dame
                   Doug is Reference and Peace Studies Librarian at the Hesburgh Libraries of the University of Notre Dame.
                   He is past chair of the American Library Association’s Intellectual Freedom Committee, ALA’s Intellectual
                   Freedom Round Table (IFRT), and the Indiana Library Federation’s Intellectual Freedom Committee. At
                   present, he is representing the IFRT on the ALA Task Force on the Proposed Google Book Search (GBS)
                   Settlement. The ILF Board and staff are indebted to Doug for chairing the intellectual freedom committee
                   for eight years and being on the committee a total of 16 years.

                   Peggy L. Pfeiffer Service Award - Jill Ball, Center Grove High School
                   This award honors and recognizes outstanding service to AISLE and to media programs within Indiana.
                   This award differs from other awards in that the criteria has a single focus on work or service within or to
                   AISLE. Jill has served AISLE for more than 30 years in capacities such as the communications committee
                   chair, the Ronald McDonald House chair, and the district representative coordinator. Jill works at Center
                   Grove High School.

                   Outstanding Librarian - Diane Burns, Beech Grove PL and Susan Miller, Bedford PL
                   Diane began working for Beech Grove PL in 1972 as children’s librarian and went on to serve as director in
                   1986. Her dedication to serving the Beech Grove community is unstoppable. She spearheaded a $3.5
                   million library addition and remodel project in 2002 to better serve citizens, then due to the impact of
                   property tax caps, the budget was cut by 37%, one of the worst hits in the state in relation to the overall
                   budget. Diane developed an outstanding program to put volunteers to work in several areas of the library,
                   and this model will be used by the ILF to help other libraries.

                   Susan has served the Bedford PL for 30 years and has worked with library staff members to develop high
                   standards for themselves and the library. She developed several programs to serve the community,
                   including placing a satellite library in one of the schools. Her fiscal management style and ability to “think
                   outside the box” has allowed the Bedford PL system to serve hundreds, if not thousands, more people in
                   the district. Susan has 20 years of service as the legislative network liaison for that ILF district.

                  Outstanding New Media Specialist Award - Mary Gish, Michigan City Area Schools
                  This award honors a recent graduate who is making important contributions to his/her school library and
                  librarianship at large. Mary works for Michigan City Area Schools and has demonstrated a commitment
                  to media services in her school, contributing to her school library’s impact on the students and the school.
                  She balances her time between four buildings and manages the collection, budget and staff, among other
                  duties. A program that she initiated involved 13 schools, as well as media specialists, students, teachers and
                  community members to work together to raise money for victims of the tsunami in Japan. She writes and
receives grants for various school library programs as well as initiates library programs that connect reading with academics,
character education and learning.

                            Esther Burrin (School Media) Award - Mary Gish, Jane Malott, Sarah Blank, Patty
                            Miller, and Kathy Pizarek
                            These school librarians worked together in Michigan City to implement a school- and
                            community-based project that resulted in raising $24,000 for the relief effort for victims of the
                            Japanese tsunami.

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                          ILF to Honor Volunteers for Excellence
                                                  (story continued from page 7)
                 Outstanding New Librarian Award - Emily Hartsfield, Muncie PL
                 As a recent graduate, Emily is making important contributions to her library and librarianship at large. She
                 initiates special projects, contributes to the library’s impact on its community and exceeds her job
                 description. Emily is Youth Services Librarian at Muncie PL and has contributed to the library’s program
                 attendance numbers nearly doubling in a year’s time. She has played a key role in reaching out to the
                 community to promote library services by developing or expanding partnerships with community programs
                 that serve children and youth.

                 Federation Leadership Award - Laurel Setser, Avon-Washington Township PL
                 This award focuses on work or service within the ILF. Laurel has become a seasoned leader as co-chair of the
                 ILF Legislative Committee and has helped in the vital role of advocating for the library community during
                 trying legislative sessions. She has also helped in testifying before legislators on key issues and has served on
                 her ILF district’s planning committee, among her 20 plus years of membership.

                 Federation Volunteer Award - Jason Hatton, Bartholomew County PL
                 This award honors an individual who has rendered outstanding service to the ILF and has made significant
                 contributions towards furthering the goals of the Federation. He worked on the Financial Health Committee
                 and exhibited sound fiscal management, displayed creative thinking in problem-solving, communicated well
                 with staff, other volunteers and public and exceeded the limits of his volunteer duties.

                 Special Services Award - Marcia Smith-Woodard, Indiana State Library
                 This award honors exceptional contributions or services which strengthen library services in a local
                 community, school, or across the state. Marcia’s contributions include an extraordinary commitment to the
                 I-LLID program, from a $1 million grant which, among other things, funded MLS fellowships to 31
                 individuals of color. With more than 30 years experience in the field, Marcia proved to be a champion with
                 this huge project, in addition to serving as president of the Indiana Black Librarians Network.

                 Lifetime Achievement Award - Jane Walsh-Brown, Westchester Township History Museum
                 Jane served the Westchester Public Library as assistant director for more than 35 years. She originated the
                 Duneland Folk Festival which, over 10 years, grew from a small festival to a week-long celebration of the
                 lore, history and traditions of the Westchester community and beyond. She developed numerous
                 partnerships with arts, cultural, and historical organizations on projects related to the region surrounding
                 the dunes. Jane continues work as curator and library archivist for the WTHM. Her letters of recommenda-
                 tion included several examples of her boundless energy and commitment to excellence in public service.

    New at Annual Conference: Free Special
      Session for Friends and Volunteers
   Alan VerPlanck, ACPL Friends President, all-around                      Buy Direct & Save BIG
   brain, Rhodes Scholar and good guy, has served in the                    with Book Look Indiana
   position for about eight years and will talk about the                 Spend 5 minutes and save (at least) $500.00
   success and how-to’s of the “Twice Sold Tales                             off your book budget! (pre K–12 NF)
   Bookstore.” He will share ideas for what works with                     Library bound books guaranteed for as long as you own
   the Friends group in Fort Wayne and provide ideas on                     them by the publisher (unconditionally guaranteed!)
   working with library staff to create and fund                  
   interesting and informative programs, attracting
                                                                              (Publisher direct representatives since 1989)
   volunteers, putting them to work and making them
   feel a valuable part of the team. Cheryl Ferverda, ACPL
   Communications and Development Manager, will join
   in the presentation. This session will be on November
   16 at 11 a.m.
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                                                                               SLIS Alumni Reception during ILF
                                                                                     Conference, Nov 14th
                                                                            The School of Library and Information Science,
                                                                            Indiana University, invites all of its Indiana
                                                                            alumni/ae to come to a SLIS reception during the
                                                                            ILF Conference in Fort Wayne in November.

                                                                            The reception will be held in Hamilton Hall
                                                                            (2nd Floor) of the Fort Wayne Hilton on Monday
                                                                            evening, Nov. 14 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. You do
                                                                            not have to attend the conference to attend the
                                                                            alumni reception -- ALL SLIS grads are invited
                                                                            to come and bring a guest. There is no charge to
                                                                            attend; an assortment of delicious foods has been
                                                                            planned for you and a cash bar will be available.
                                                                            RSPV to Sarah Burton,,
                                                                            888-335-7547, or Monique Sims, mnsims@iupui.
                                                                            edu, 866-758-6254. See you there!

                                                   Ivy Tech Community College
                                          Library Technical Assistant Program
                                Your source for LEUs & Library Science Education

                           Offering courses towards certification of Indiana public library professional, levels 4-6, Library Education
                           Units, and an Associate of Science degree in Library Technical Assistant. (Certification courses are asterisked.)

               Spring Course Offerings                                                 Summer Course Offerings
               LIBR 101: Intro to Libraries & Library Services                         LIBR 101: Intro to Libraries & Library Services
               LIBR 102: Intro to Reference Sources & Services*                        LIBR 103: Intro to Library Access Services
               LIBR 103: Intro to Library Access Services
               LIBR 104: Intro to Library Technical Services
               LIBR 105: Library Technology
               LIBR 202: Electronic Resources & Online Searching
               LIBR 204: Library Media Center Ops & Services                                    Registration for
               LIBR 208: Selection of Materials & Coll’n Development in
                         Public Libraries*                                                   Spring, Summer and
                                                                                             Fall 2012 is now open

         Want to transfer and earn a bachelor’s degree? Ivy Tech’s LTA degree transfers to the bachelor program in General Studies at IUPUI
         and other colleges. Whether your goal is to earn LEUs , acquire a new skill or to earn an associate degree, Ivy Tech Community College is
                     here to help you. Get started today at or by e-mail at
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         Indiana Library Federation 2011 Annual Conference Registration Form
                       To register online (for both individual and group registrations), go to
  Faxed or mailed registration forms have a $15 processing fee per form. To avoid this fee, please register online. Fee does not apply to institutions that
                  register online but pay by check, credit card or purchase order. One registrant per form. Please copy this form as necessary.

     Registration Deadlines:                Early Bird: September 30                       Advanced: Mail/Fax: October 31           Online: November 4


Address (ohome / owork):__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

City, State, Zip:_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Work Phone:(_____)________________Ext:______Fax:(_____)________________E-mail:_______________________________________________________________

Affiliaton (Please check all that apply):
	          oILF Member                    oFOIL Member               oFull-Time Student              oRetiree
	          oNew ILF Member                oLibrary Trustee           oExhibitor                      oNon-Member
o	I will contact ILF by Nov. 1 for my special needs which may include dietary, allergy issues or accommodations pursuant to ADA requirements.

Pre-Conference Registration (Monday, November 14)
                                                                                                                         Member         Non-Member
8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.           Developing Programs, Events & Activities to Motivate Patrons & Readers                  o	$40	 	       o	$60
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.                 Using The Force of Positive Change to Enhance the Future of Libraries ...               o	$20	 	       o	$35
9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.              Embarking on a Digital Journey: Getting Started with Digital Collections                o	$20	 	       o	$35
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.                  The Future of Cataloging is Now!: Implementing the New Cataloging ...                   o	$40	 	       o	$60
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.                 The Future Is Now: Engage users anywhere, anytime, any place ...                        o	$30	 	       o	$45
12:30 p.m. - 1:20 p.m.           The Latest and Greatest in K-12 Fiction and Non-Fiction - Grades K-5                    o	$15	 	       o	$25
1:30 p.m. - 3:20 p.m.            Top Library Strategies for Success in This Century (Not 1999)                           o	$30	 	       o	$45
3:30 p.m. - 4:20 p.m.            The Latest and Greatest in K-12 Fiction and Non-Fiction - Grades 6-12                   o	$15	 	       o	$25

Genalogy Preconference (Monday, November 14)                                                                             Member         Non-Member
Full Genealogy Workshop                                                                                                  o	$35	 	       o	$50
(If above is checked, please mark the tour below you are planning on attending.)

8:30 a.m. - 10:20 a.m.          After ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’--Engaging Beginning Genealogists                       o	$15	 	       o	$25
10:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.         Genealogy’s Mega Databases: FamilySearch and                                o	$15	 	       o	$25
1:30 p.m. - 3:20 p.m.           Net Treats--Useful Free Sites for Genealogists                                           o	$15	 	       o	$25
           Tour of The Genealogy Center                                                                                  o	Free		       o	Free
           Tour of the Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection                                                           o	Free		       o	Free

Total for Pre-Conference $_____________

Meals/Events Registration
Monday, November 14
Are you attending the Ingram Publishing Warehouse tour? (free, preregistration required, please circle)                                 YES         NO

Are you attending the Fort Wayne Dine-Around? (preregistration required, meal cost is attendee responsibility, please circle)           YES         NO

           Please select restaurant choice:             o	Club Soda                        o	Don Hall’s Gas House
	          	          	         	          	            o	JK O’Donnell’s                   o	Takaoka

Tuesday, November 15                                                           *# of Total Tickets (if more than 1 is needed)
IPLA/ILTA Luncheon, Stephen Abram                                  o	$28         _____
IALA Luncheon, Sue Polanka                                         o	$28         _____
YHBA Banquet, Ann M. Martin and Roland Smith                       o	$38         _____            Dietary Restrictions
   (under 10)                                                      o	$18         _____
Awards & Honors Banquet, Catherine Gibson                          o	$38         _____            o	Vegetarian

                                                                                                  o	Gluten Free
Wednesday, November 16
AISLE Luncheon, Carl Harvey                                        o	$28           _____
                                                                                                  o	Other (please specify) ______________________
CYPD Luncheon, Jane Yolen                                          o	$28           _____

*All meal tickets will be held in your name at the conference registration desk.

Total for Meals/Events $_____________

                                   PLEASE TURN OVER AND COMPLETE FORM ON OTHER SIDE.
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            Indiana Library Federation 2011 Annual Conference Registration Form

Conference Registration
Early Bird Registration (registration before September 30)                                            Member     Non-Member
Full Conference                                                                                       o	$135		   o	$215
Tuesday, Nov. 15                                                                                      o	$105		   o	$185
Wednesday, Nov. 16                                                                                    o	$105 	   o	$185

Advance Registration (registration between Oct. 1 - Nov. 4)                                           Member     Non-Member
Full Conference                                                                                       o	$150		   o	$230
Tuesday, Nov. 15                                                                                      o	$120		   o	$200
Wednesday, Nov. 16                                                                                    o	$120		   o	$200

FOIL Rate                                                                                             One Day    Full Conference
FOIL Member (excluding library staff and trustees)
Full-Time Student, Retiree                                                                            o	$60	 	   o	$120

Please note that late and on-site registration will be at a higher rate. No on-site registration for meals will be available.

Total for Conference $_____________

Ground Transportation from Indianapolis
ILF has arranged for a limited capacity luxury charter bus to provide round trip service from Indianapolis to Fort Wayne. Availability will be based on a
first-come, first-serve basis. The price is $35 per person. The bus will depart from the Indiana Library Federation parking lot at 941 East 86th Street in
Indianapolis on Monday, November 14 at 10 a.m. The return trip will pick up passengers at the Grand Wayne Convention Center on Wednesday,
November 16 at 5:30 p.m. Please note: This is a roundtrip-only offer. There will not be an option for one-way trips at a reduced price.

	             o	$35

Total for Ground Transportation $_____________

Registration Fee Totals
Pre-Conference Fees................................................................ $_________

Meals/Special Events.............................................................. $_________

Conference Fees....................................................................... $_________

Transportation.......................................................................... $_________

Hand-Processing Fee (non-online registrations only)...... $                             15.00

              Grand Total............................................................. $_________

 Method of Payment                          Total Payment $___________

 Check:       Check Number:_____________________ Please make checks payable to the Indiana Library Federation.

 Credit Card: oVisa              oMasterCard            oDiscover Card Credit Card Number:________________________________________ Expiration Date:______________

 Name on Card ___________________________________________Signature: _______________________________________________Date:_____________________

 Billing Address (if different than address previously listed) __________________________________________________________________________________

 Purchase Order: Purchase Order Number:_______________________Name of Organization Issuing Purchase Order:____________________________________

 Contact Person:________________________________________________________________________________________Phone Number:(_____)________________

 Surcharges apply to late payments: 30-45 days incur a 3% surcharge, 46-60 days incur 5% and beyond 60 days incur 10%.
                 Cancellation Policy: Received by ILF office prior to Oct. 31: full refund less $10 fee; Oct. 31-Nov. 8: 50% refund; after Nov. 8: non-refundable

                                                            Please return this completed form to:
                                         Indiana Library Federation • 941 E. 86th St., Ste. 260 • Indianapolis, IN 46240
                                                  Fax: (317) 257-1389 (credit card and purchase orders only)
                                                                    Phone: (317) 257-2040
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                                                                                2012 Ballot Sheet
   Please return this form to ILF via U.S. mail, fax (317-257-1389) or scan and e-mail to Our street address is 941
                                  E. 86 St., #260, Indianapolis, IN 46240. Please return by Oct. 17, 2011.

   You must be a member in good standing to vote. ILF staff will conduct random verification of returned ballots.

   CONFIDENTIAL: Last name: ______________________________ City of Residence: _________________________________
   Vice President (one-year term for 2012, followed by service as president in 2013)
   ___ Robin Crumrin, IALA, Associate Dean, Collections & Information Access, IUPUI University Library

   Director-at-Large (Vote for 1. This is a 2-year term)
   ___ Kate Conklin, CYPD, Young Adult Services Manager, Charlestown-Clark County Public Library
   ___ Nichelle Hayes, AISLE, employed in an elementary school in Indianapolis
   ___Gail L. MacKay, IALA, Instruction & Education Division, Associate Librarian, Indiana University – Kokomo
   ___ Scott McFadden, IALA, Past Chair of Technical Services Division, Head of Serials Cataloging, Ball State University

   Secretary (a 2-year term)
   ___ Kelly Ehinger, IPLA and ILF board member; director of the Adams Public Library System in District 3

   ALA Councilor (a 3-year term)
   ___ Terry Rheinheimer, Middlebury Community Public Library
                                                                       Vote on Two Proposed Bylaw Changes
   The ILF board of directors, working with our financial consultants, recommends changing ILF's fiscal year to July 1 through June 30
   instead of the current Oct. 1 to Sept. 30. See proposed change in wording below. Please vote to approve or to not approve this
   change to the ILF bylaws.
                                                                                   Article XIV: Fiscal Year

   The fiscal year and the membership of the ILF shall begin on the first day of October and end on the last day of September.
   The fiscal year shall begin on the first day of July and end on the last day of June. The membership year shall begin on the first day of
   October and end on the last day of September.

   ___ I vote to approve the change in the ILF bylaws.                                       ___ I vote to NOT approve the change in the ILF bylaws.

                                                                              Article VI, Section 1: Officers

                                                                    (Add wording below as the first sentence)

   The Indiana Library Federation will regularly rotate the presidency between the associations.

   ___ I vote to approve the change in the ILF bylaws.                                       ___ I vote to NOT approve the change in the ILF bylaws.

                                                                                                          END OF VOTING-Please return to ILF by October 17.
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    Working for Libraries                                                    LIBRARIES
941 E. 86th Street, Suite 260
Indianapolis, IN 46240
Phone: (317) 257-2040
Fax: (317) 257-1389

           October 2011                       November 2011                 January 2012
  Articles due for the November/       1                            20-24
  December issue of Focus              Legislative Committee Mtg,   American Library Association
                                       10 a.m..                     Midwinter Mtg
  4                                                                 Dallas, TX
  Legislative Forum and Insurance      14-16
  Benefits Breakfast,                  ILF Annual Conference
  Carmel, IN                           Ft. Wayne, IN

  7                                    30
  Society of Indiana Archivists Fall   ILF Camp Leadership,
  Workshop                             Plainfield, IN
  Greencastle, IN

  Midwest Chapter of the
  Medical Library Association
  and the Indiana Health Sciences
  Library Association
  Annual Meeting/Conference,
  Indianapolis, IN

  Indiana Black Librarians Network
  West Lafayette, IN

  National Friends of Libraries
  Teen Read Week

  American Association of School
  Minneapolis, MN

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