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Welcome to ILF!

Welcome to the Indiana Library Federation, one of the largest library associations in the United States and holds one of the largest state library conventions in the country. The mission of ILF is to foster the professional growth of its members and to promote all types of libraries in Indiana. Your membership is essential to our success in advocating for libraries. There are many benefits to ILF membership, including important networking opportunities, supportive work on behalf of libraries in the legislative arena, ability to receive reduced rates to ILF's outstanding conferences which provide valuable continuing education credits and more. [In the past year, 270 hours of continuing education credits were made available.]

If you are not a member, we hope that you will peruse our website and talk with members to learn more about ILF. Please consider joining and adding your voice in support of libraries in Indiana. Questions? E-mail
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A Message from the NEW ILF Executive Director
By Lucinda Nord, ILF Executive Director

I am thrilled to join the team at the Indiana Library Federation. I have spent time with the Board and staff and look forward to meeting you in the coming months. I am awed by the amount and quality of work produced by your teams of volunteers and small staff.

While I come to you through a nontraditional path, my 25-year career in nonprofit management and human services transfers easily. In fact, I have already met or worked with many of you through my years with Indiana 211 
Partnership and Indiana Association of United Ways.

I have a passion for libraries, librarians and your important roles in our state. Libraries are often the silent partners in collective 
community impact work—the safe gathering hub for individuals and groups, a facilitator of lifelong learning and the flower bed for sprouting ideas and innovations.  Librarians are highly trained and under-appreciated professionals who often serve as de facto social workers and educators in our communities and schools. 

In late June after the ALA Conference, I will start in the office. My crash course in ILF and library operations begins immediately. For those of you familiar with the Harwood Institute model of engagement and change, I want to learn about your aspirations, the challenges you face and what new conditions need to be created to overcome those challenges.

I look forward to exploring this new chapter for ILF together with you. Do not hesitate to reach out to me directly with your aspirations and ideas.

Indiana Libraries Call for Papers

Open call for articles and Special Issue Editors - Consider writing an article for Indiana Libraries. Share your research, thoughts on burgeoning topics, or case study on innovative work at your library.  Additionally, if you have a passion for a particular topic and would be interested in fostering the production of an entire issue, consider applying to be a guest editor. Contact Greg Youngen:
Article proposals should be submitted through the Indiana Libraries site at If you have not already registered you will need to do so. Otherwise simply login and submit. General information about Indiana Libraries and instructions to authors can be found on the Indiana Library Federation (ILF) website under Publications.  Submissions must follow editorial guidelines

  YHBA Results

The 2015-2016 Young Hoosier Book Award results are in and our winners are:

For the Picture Book category - The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt with 9,805 votes out of 43,525 votes
For the Intermediate Book category - Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library by Chris Grabenstein with 1,048 votes out of 8,155 votes
For the Middle Grades category - Unbreakable by Kami Garcia with 207 votes out of 2,081 votes

Thank you to all those who submitted your votes!

Libraries in the Internet Age: More Relevant than Ever! - video

ILF Video 

Check out this great new one-minute video on the "Value of Indiana Libraries" :

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