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Don’t fret about library’s empty shelves

“Walking through the central branch of the Indianapolis Public Library, it seems a little bare. Chunks of shelves lie empty, mainly around the area with reference books right in front of the stairs to the second floor. But the library shelves won’t stay vacant for long. Instead, the library is working to keep its collection fresh and make room for new material coming in, said John Helling, director of public services at the library. (via Indy Star)

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Indianapolis Public Library Wins 2016 ALA/Information Today ‘Library of the Future’ Award

“The Indianapolis Public Library (IndyPL) has been selected to receive the 2016 Library of the Future Award, sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and Information Today Inc. publishing company. Thel library was selected for its innovative “eBook Tinker Station” project that provides one-on-one support for patrons as they navigate through today’s evolving discoveries in technology. Patrons also are introduced to downloading items from the Library’s growing digital collections of eBooks, eAudiobooks and free streaming videos and music.” (via ALA)

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More branches, fewer books for Indy libraries?

“As the Indianapolis Public Library faces an increasingly wireless and digital future, its leaders want to get serious about taking books out of library branches. With fewer bookshelves, the nearly two dozen outposts would have more space for users to relax and plug in devices to peruse the growing digital collection; to gather for events put on by community partners; or to attend workforce training seminars.” (via Indianapolis Star)

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Indy library is drawing road map to its future

“At a time when the existence of public libraries has been questioned, a strong chorus of voices, supported by local and national research, has demonstrated that libraries do matter. They matter in a way that reveals the central role modern libraries play in a digital age. Findings by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation show that a public library’s role as a technology resource and training center has exploded over the past decade. Free access to computers provides a lifeline for those in need to apply for jobs, secure government services and connect with the world community. As an extension of the education system, the public ­library has become a valued partner in enhancing literacy, not only in the traditional sense of reading and comprehension, but in developing cultural, media, financial and civic literacy among citizens.” (via Indianapolis Star)

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Indianapolis Public Library’s 5-year plan will look at community role, could eye expansion

“A resurgent Indianapolis Public Library this week kicks off the creation of a five-year strategic plan that could include expansionary aims after years of budget woes. Whether the resulting plan will recommend investing in new kinds of materials and equipment, adding locations or making other changes to the system remains to be seen. Tuesday’s public kickoff event at the Central Library, called “Yours to Create,” marks the start of a six-month process that will involve a steering committee and several task forces in the creation of a final report, to be issued early next year. But the library system could have more flexibility to pay for system growth when its board and foundation consider the new strategic plan’s recommendations.” (via Indianapolis Star)

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