Tag Archives: Indiana

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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Banned Books with Vonnegut & Bradbury – 1 LEU

 

image of banned booksJoin us as Chris Lafave of the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library and Professor Johnathan Eller of the Center for Ray Bradbury Studies explain how their organizations celebrate the lives and works of two often-banned authors. They’ll share their experiences and best practices when it comes to banned books, information about their outreach services, and details on how Vonnegut Library and Bradbury Center are celebrating Banned Books Week.

Date Recorded: 9/26/2016

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenters: Chris Lafave / Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library and Professor Johnathan Eller / Center for Ray Bradbury Studies


Interlocal Agreements – 1 LEU

 

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Is your library close to the Indiana border and you would like to serve non-residents that live across the border in another state? Or, are you interested in partnering with a neighboring township to provide library service to the unserved residents of that township? Are you interested in working with a nearby school system to provide library services to students? If any of this applies to you and your library, join IU legal extern, Trevor Oakerson, for a webinar on interlocal agreements. The types of agreements to be discussed include interstate compact agreements, service agreements with townships, and partnerships with other local government entities. This webinar will cover the minimum requirements for these agreements by law as well as some tips on how to draft a thorough agreement.

Date Recorded: 7/26/17

Format: Archived YouTube Video

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Presenter: Trevor Oakerson / Indiana State Library


Indiana Archives and Records Administration: Retention of Records – 1 LEU

an image of archived materials on shelvesJim Corridan, commissioner for Indiana Archives and Records Administration, presents on records retention and the tasks of archives and records administration.

Date Recorded: 6/6/2017

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Jim Corridan, Indiana Archives and Records Administration


Genealogy 101 – 1 LEU

a graphic interpretation of a family treeResearching family histories can be fun, exciting, and provide a rewarding experience, but where does a novice researcher start? The genealogy librarians at the Indiana State Library have created an introductory level webinar, Genealogy 101. This webinar is designed with the novice researcher in mind and will help you start your journey. Topics to be covered include: the first steps, what information can be found in different record sets, and common mistakes or pitfalls to avoid.

Date Recorded: 3/21/17

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenters: Crystal Ward & Alice Winslow / Indiana State Library