Tag Archives: History

An Evening with Laird Hunt – Author of Zorrie (1 LEU)

Description: Join the Indiana Center for the Book and the Rhode Island Center for the Book for “An Evening with Laird Hunt,” author of the 2021 National Book Award finalist, “Zorrie.” This title is being featured by both Indiana and Rhode Island at the 2022 National Book Festival. “Zorrie” tells the story of one Hoosier woman’s life convulsed and transformed by events of the 20th century, specifically the Great Depression. Set in Clinton County, Indiana, Zorrie is orphaned twice, first by her parents and then her aunt. She ekes out a living, eventually finding work in a radium processing plant in Illinois. However, when Indiana calls her home, she returns and works to build a new life, yet again. Laird Hunt’s novel is a poignant study in rural Midwestern life and an exploration of the passage of time through individuals and communities. Join us to learn more about the author and this fascinating novel.

Date Recorded: 8/2/22

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Speaker:  Laird Hunt is the author of eight novels, including the 2021 National Book Award finalist “Zorrie.” He is the winner of the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for Fiction, the Grand Prix de Littérature Américaine, the Bridge Prize and a finalist for both the Pen/Faulkner and the Prix Femina Étranger. His reviews and essays have been published in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, the Daily Beast, the Guardian, the Irish Times and the Los Angeles Times, and his fiction and translations have appeared in many literary journals in the United States and abroad. A former United Nations press officer who was largely raised in rural Indiana, he now lives in Providence, Rhode Island where he teaches in Brown University’s Literary Arts Program.

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Gobble Up Information at the Indiana State Library: An Overview of Our Public Services and Collections – 1 LEU

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.

Date Recorded: 11/24/21

Format: Archived YouTube Video

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

How IARA Can Help Your Library: Indiana Archives & Records Administration – 1 LEU

Indiana Archives and Records Administration logoThis presentation will address how IARA’s resources can help and be utilized by your library.  IARA’s staff, Vicki Casteel and Amy Christiansen Janicki will discuss a variety of archives and record management topics.  Vicki will share how to direct your patrons to IARA’s most popular genealogy collections and locate records with the recently updated Digital Index.  Amy will discuss creating a records management program, understanding retention schedules, and how the County Commission of Public Records can help you.

Date Recorded: 7/28/21

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenters: Vicki Casteel, Director of Patron and Outreach Services and Amy Christiansen Janicki, Records Management Liaison / Indiana Archives and Records Administration

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Collection Preservation at the Indiana State Library – 1 LEU

Seth IrwinThe Indiana State Library holds collections that are significant and important to both the history of Indiana and also the United States.  The Library’s holdings consist of a wide variety of different materials, such as maps, documents, photographs, books, paintings, and fine art.  Caring for these collections is what the ISL Preservation Division is tasked with, both preventing damage from happening and repairing damage when it happens.  This talk will focus on both an introduction to the field of Art Conservation and the work of the Indiana State Library Preservation Program.

Presenter: Seth Irwin, Conservator / Indiana State Library

Date Recorded: 2/24/2021

Format: Archived YouTube Video

History at Your Fingertips – 1 TLEU

James Whitcomb Riley with childrenHoosier 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, including search techniques, item descriptions, and application with other source repositories.
* Picture used in the thumbnail is James Whitcomb Riley with children from the Indiana State Library Digital Collections

Date Recorded: 11/25/20

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Justin Clark / Indiana Historical Bureau

 


Public Libraries in Indiana 101 – 1 LEU

image of Indiana State Library logoJennifer Clifton, Library Development Office Supervisor from the Indiana State Library, will give an overview of the public library landscape, as well as the policies and procedures that guide what they do. She’ll talk about funding, budgets, governance, public library law, certification, standards, staffing, and services. This session will be aimed at folks that are new to Indiana libraries, as well as anyone looking for a refresher.

Date Recorded: 9/23/19

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter:  Jennifer Clifton, Indiana State Library


Encounter the Past: The Indiana State Library’s Digital Collections – 1 TLEU

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Focused on school librarians, this webinar is an introduction to the Indiana State Library’s digital collections.  It provides a basic overview of the collection and how to use them as primary source materials.

 

Date Recorded: 9/25/18

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Chris Marshall, Digital Collections Coordinator, Indiana Division, Indiana State Library


From Cradle to Coffin: Vital Records Research in Indiana – 1 LEU


Birth and death information forms the core of genealogical research. But finding that information can be difficult, particularly if your ancestor lived in the time period before mandatory government-issued vital records. In “From Cradle to Coffin,” we will explore the many different record types that include birth and death information and provide research tips on how to find these records.

Date Recorded: 8/2/17

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Jamie Dunn / Indiana State Library

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From Cradle to Coffin Handout


Using Newspapers in Your Research – 1 LEU

a stack of newspapersIn this program, we will explore how to use newspapers more effectively to research family history.  Using newspaper columns, obituaries, death notices, and articles, you can better piece together family ties during times when other types of records did not exist. Newspaper digitization is a new technology that we will discuss, as well. The Indiana State Library has the world’s largest collection of Indiana newspapers. If you would like to find out how to utilize this vast collection to help with your research, plan to attend this webinar.

Date Recorded: 10/17/2017

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Leigh Anne Johnson / Indiana State Library

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