Focus on Indiana Libraries
January 21, 2020| Vol. 74 No. 2
Monroe County Public Library Celebrates Bicentennial with Fine-Free Initiative
At their meeting on Wednesday, January 15, the Monroe County Public Library Board
of Directors approved a policy to eliminate overdue fines, effective March 1. Read More

#DiverseReading2020 issued at the Frankfort Community Public Library 
The Frankfort Community Public Library is inviting patrons to broaden horizons by reading stories about diverse characters and places with a new Reading Challenge.  Read More
Everyone Counts: Submit your Proposal and Mark Your Calendar
With the theme of Everyone Counts, we plan to provide high-quality sessions about diversity, the Census, qualitative and quantitative data, self-care, family history, and all the basics of the modern library. This year, we are pleased to feature conflict resolution training from Peace Learning Center at all conferences.

Consider submitting a proposal by 2/14 for priority consideration for ILF Conferences.
Issue Briefs to help you Advocate for ILF Policy Priorities
ILF is pleased to share information about three key elements contained in SB410 , a bill that ILF requested in response to 2019 legislation:

Watch for additional briefs posted about ILF Policy Priorities . Library advocates: please visit our ILF Legislative Action Center for your access to information about Third House calendar, registration for Virtual Updates and Statehouse Day, and so much more.
Promo code ends 1/31.
Join/Renew NOW!
Renew your membership in Indiana Library Federation this month so that you do not miss out on member loyalty renewal discount. Use promo code RENEW20 for a $10 (must use at checkout for renewals).
* Personal members (individuals) receive access to member-only resources, conference discounts, participation in leadership, and more. Over 1,100 individuals join each year, including staff at academic, public, school and special libraries.
* Institutional members (public and academic libraries) receive access to member-only resources, and certain discounts (staff may attend Regional Conferences and Fall Forum at the member rate). Public Libraries are reminded to request membership , as we no longer automatically invoice per the advice of auditors.
Volunteer for ILF
ILF still needs a few members to step forward for specific committees and leadership opportunities. Please complete the form to let us know your interests.
ILF's Board-approved Work Plan for 2020
ILF is in a state of continuous quality improvement. We heard you. In 2020, we have prioritized member and leader engagement, proactive advocacy, and strategic communications. See the 2020 Work Plan and 2020 Goals and Calendar . We welcome your ideas and involvement.
Order your We Love Our Library Yard Signs in time for Valentine's Day. Plan to place yard signs in your community for at least a one-week period, February 9-15, to help us elevate libraries.

Two companies have agreed to prioritize signage for our members: The Friends of Pendleton Community Public Library used The Signage, which offers a online order form . Public libraries in Knox, Pike and Daviess counties used, which offers this order form . Order by mid to late January for February use. Or use your own vendor.
If you are participating this year, or if you have an idea to help promote libraries statewide, please contact us.