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Local Education

October 12, 2013

Library employees to gather at Indy conference

INDIANAPOLIS — From Oct. 21-23, more than 700 library employees from around the state are expected to attend the Indiana Library Federation’s annual conference. Employing the theme of “Superheroes in the Library,” organizers say there are more than 135 one-hour sessions geared toward employees of all types of libraries.

“It’s one of very few conferences nationwide serving library employees and trustees from every type of library,” said Susan Akers, executive director of the Indiana Library Federation. “Indiana has a strong tradition of excellence in library service and it’s our mission to provide outstanding continuing education.”

Topic sessions include cataloging, managing with emotional intelligence, improving advocacy efforts, social media marketing, copyright issues, digitizing a collection, library certification, health care changes, library self-assessment, programming, grant writing, repurposing space, succession planning, online fundraising, developing a readers advisory, improving public speaking, developing leadership potential, e-books and customer service, intellectual freedom issues, improving service, developing a local history collections, and more.

An awards banquet on Oct. 22 will honor several librarians statewide for outstanding service, along with 25 long-term ILF members and seven scholarship recipients. Scott Jones, co-founder of ChaCha, inventor and strategist, will be the keynote speaker on the conference’s first day. The second day’s keynote speaker is Glenda Ritz who once worked as a school librarian and went on to develop a successful grassroots effort to win the position of state superintendent of public instruction. She will share her perspective on education and more.

The ILF promotes libraries of all types in the state of Indiana and develops professional continuing education opportunities for its members and others. For information, visit

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