Focus on Indiana Libraries - Volume 70 Number 11/12
In line with the ILF Work Plan, we are transitioning to electronic newsletters.
This has been quite an incredible year for the Indiana Library Federation and it is hard to believe that my time as your president is coming to a close. I started my presidency with the goal of working with all types of libraries to strengthen collaboration and rebuild relationships within the Federation. I know it has been a work-in-progress, but we hope that we have changed the mindset about how our members think about the Indiana Library Federation and what it can do for you.Read More
Over 770 attendees and 76 exhibitors participated in the 2016 Annual Conference. Pre-conference was held on Tuesday afternoon only to give attendees a chance to vote in the election before arriving. Excitement was definitely brewing as attendees anxiously awaited Tuesday's Keynote Speaker, James Patterson. Read More
We would like to welcome our new Finance Manager, David Cochran. David is a CPA and attorney. He spent most of his career in the corporate setting as a CFO, and more recently with AYS, a nonprofit after-school provider. Welcome, David!
In August, the Indiana State Library (ISL), in partnership with about 130 public, academic and special libraries, launched phase one of Indiana’s new Statewide Remote Circulation System (SRCS). SRCS links together the catalogs of all of these Indiana libraries into a single “super-catalog” where authorized users can search their collections and request to have materials delivered to the user’s home library. Read More
As a part of our ILF Work Plan 2016, we are working to keep our members and leaders informed and engaged in the strategic direction for Indiana Library Federation. We are providing regular updates through email, conference calls and short recorded messages.
NOTE: Our website overhaul re-construction is underway. Let us know what you think or if we misplace a document.
The Indiana General Assembly will reconvene January 3 and 4, with many new legislators, including 12 new representatives and 10 new senators. New governor Eric Holcomb and Superintendent of Public Instruction Jennifer McCormick are building their teams.
The ILF Board approved the policy priorities recommended by the Legislative Committee. Thanks to all who have participated in the development of our 2017 Advocacy/Policy Agenda. Our highest priorities include:
·Increased funding for internet connectivity for libraries and schools in State budget ·Stable funding for INSPIRE in State budget ·Support for school libraries and certified librarians in state-funded K-12 education