Teaching Veterans Day

Americans celebrate every November 11 to honor veterans who have ever served. Formerly known as Armistice Day, Veterans’ Day initially honored the ending of World War 1, November 11, 1918. The day official became a holiday in 1938 following proclamation by President Roosevelt. After World War II and the Korean War, President Eisenhower broadened the scope of the holiday by

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Constitution Day 2019

September 17 is Constitution Day and Citizenship Day! The date commemorates the signing of the U.S. Constitution in 1787. The federal government created several games, activities, and guides to help educators, students, and citizens learn more about our country’s Constitution and civic duties. Is your library interested in commemorating Constitution Day? Below are a list of resources and fun activities

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Libraries and the 2020 Census

In December of last year, Kathy Kozenski from the Geography Educators’ Network of Indiana and I brought a giant 15′ x 21′ Indiana floor map1 to the Vigo County Public Library for a program called “Get On The Map!” Library patrons, ages 3 to 15, joined us in learning about state geography as we walked in socked feet across cities, lakes, rivers and

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Save the Date – Government Information Day 2020

The Indiana State Library is excited to announce the date for the next Government Information Day! GID2020 is a government information themed 1-day conference that will occur Thursday May 14, 2020 at the Indiana State Library. Librarians and anyone else interested in government information is encouraged to attend. GID2020 will feature presentations on topics relating to local, state, and federal

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Managing Disasters – Lessons from a Water Leak

Building leaks happen, especially with older buildings like the Indiana State Library. In April of this year, an air conditioning unit’s leak caused water to spill into the library. Two floors were affected by the leak. The fourth floor leak created a harmless pool of water on the floor, but the third floor leak caused damage to library printed materials.

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Indiana University Northwest – Library Renovation

The Indiana University Northwest Library (0172A) is undergoing a renovation project during the next several months; as a consequence, its Government Documents collection—as well as the collection, in general, will not be accessible to the public. For an overview of the renovation project, and its implications, please visit the following Web site: https://libguides.iun.edu/renovation. Please check this site regularly, as situations

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2020 Census Mid-Year Meeting, Indiana State Data Center Network

Please join us at the Indiana State Library on May 22 for a 2020 Census mid-year kick-off! Speaker Dr. Roberto Gallardo from the Purdue Center for Regional Development will be at the State Library on Wednesday, May 22 to talk to us on ‘The State of the Digital Divide in Indiana’ –covering broadband access in rural areas. We’ll also have

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2019 Spring Depository Virtual Conference

The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) and the Depository Library Council are hosting the 2019 Spring Depository Library Council Virtual Meeting. Occurring April 15-17, 2019, daily from 1:00 – 4:30 p.m. (EDT), the 3 day free conference will discuss the Federal Register Modernization Act, collaboration projects, and updates from GPO. The virtual meeting is an excellent opportunity to interact with

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INDIGO – Indiana’s Government Information Specialists

Earlier this month, the professional networking group INDIGO met at the Indiana State Library to host their annual meeting. INDIGO stands for Indiana Networking for Documents and Information of Government Organizations (A Special Interest Group for State and Federal Government Information). This year’s meeting features two presentations: navigating PubMed Medline and the Indiana State Archives, plus a discussion business matters

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