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Board Bookshelf: Like this, Try that!

After nearly 10 years of celebrating homegrown Hoosier authors, the Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award has quite the list of Indiana writers to recommend! Now that summer reading is in full swing, we thought we would ask some members of The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation’s Board of Directors what’s on their bookshelf and suggest some Indiana Authors Award winners and finalists they might want to make room for. Continue reading...

Interview with the Intern - Emily Rasmussen

The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation is fortunate to have had Emily Rasmussen join us for the spring semester! She has brought her curiosity, enthusiasm and thoughtfulness to a variety of tasks related to the Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award. Read on for more about Emily and her experience. Continue reading...

Making Time to Read—From the Experts!

Do you love reading but feel like you never have enough time to pick up a book? You’re not alone—with so many distractions (from work to television to Twitter) competing for our free time, it can be difficult to read as much as much as we would like. Continue reading...

Defining Self-Publishing: Why the Indiana Authors Award Asks for Self-Published Writing Samples

During Indiana Authors Award nominations season, some of the questions the Library Foundation and the Award panel hear most frequently are, “How can I tell if a book is self-published?” and “Why do nominations for self-published authors have to include a two-chapter writing sample?”  Today, we aim to answer those questions, starting with “what, exactly, is self-publishing?” Continue reading...

Fourteen Books for Teen and Middle Grade Readers Set in Indiana

Emily Rasmussen is the spring 2018 intern at the Indianapolis Public Library Foundation, working primarily with the Indiana Authors Award. She is a marketing and international business major at the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. In her spare time, Emily writes about young adult and middle grade literature on her book blog, Forever Literary, and talks about it on her podcast, A Novel Chat.  Continue reading...