ISL’s Online Training – 2021

The Indiana State Library presents webinars and training sessions free each month for individuals who are employed by Indiana libraries, as well as Indiana library board members. Experience these sessions from the comfort of your own library.  No driving required! Registration information can be found on our Calendar and more sessions are added throughout the year.

Archived trainings are open access and can be found on our Archived Trainings page within 30 days of the training being broadcast. Everyone who registers for the webinars will be sent a link to the recording afterwards.

Out of state library workers are welcome to attend our live webinars, however, please note that Indiana residents will receive first priority. The Indiana State Library reserves the right to cancel the registration of an out of state attendee if the maximum number of registrants for a webinar is reached.

Are you interested in presenting a webinar for the Indiana State Library?  Please fill out the Webinar Proposal form to submit your idea.

Join us for 50 minute sessions addressing a variety of library topics.   Each session will be moderated by an Indiana State Library staff member and will feature a variety of library related content.  Click on the event for more information.  Find past trainings on our Archived Trainings page.

Justin ClarkUsing ISL Digital Collections through INSPIRE – 1 TLEU

Date: 10/13/21  Time: 10:00 AM EST  Format: Zoom Webinar

What’s Up Wednesday – Get INSPIRED!

Hoosier State Chronicles, Indiana’s statewide historical digital newspaper program, and Indiana Memory, a digital library containing materials from institutions across the state, are free resources from the Indiana State Library. This session will cover how researchers can use both collections through INSPIRE, including search techniques, item descriptions, and application with other source repositories.

Justin Clark is a public historian and serves as the Digital Initiatives Director at the Indiana Historical Bureau, a division of the Indiana State Library. He holds a B.S. in History/Political Science from Indiana University Kokomo and an M.A. in Public History from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. His graduate research focused on orator Robert Ingersoll and his contributions to Midwestern freethought. In his spare time, he loves books, music, movies, and traveling. You can contact him at or follow him on LinkedIn at

Presenter: Justin Clark, Indiana Historical Bureau

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What’s up Wednesday – Get INSPIRED:  Live Demo Q/A with Paula Newcom – 1 TLEU

Date: 11/10/21 Time: 10:00 AM EST Format: Zoom Webinar

What’s Up Wednesday – Get INSPIRED

INSPIRE is Indiana’s Virtual Online Library.  INSPIRE is a collection of online academic databases and other information resources that can be accessed by Indiana residents.  This will be an informal question and answer session about all things INSPIRE.

If you have specific questions, please add them to this form and they will be answered during this session.

Presenter: Paula Newcom, Northeast Regional Coordinator / Indiana State Library

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What’s up Wednesday – Gobble Up Information at the Indiana State Library:  An Overview of Our Public Services and Collections

Date: 11/24/21 Time: 10:00 AM EST Format: Zoom Webinar

What’s Up Wednesday – Get INSPIRED

Join staff of the Indiana State Library to learn about how to use the historical collections, Talking Books, and the Young Readers Center. This program may benefit librarians looking for ways to assist their patrons or researchers wanting to know more about the Indiana State Library.

Presenters: Indiana State Library’s Public Services Librarians – Monique Howell, Jamie Dunn, Marcia Caudell, Lauren Patton and Laura Williams

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