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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...

We're Hiring - Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award Intern (Fall 2018)

We are excited to announce that we are seeking an intern for the Fall 2018 semester! The intern will work closely with one of the Library Foundation’s Development Officers on the statewide Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award program and will assist other staff members as needed. This internship requires 16 hours per week in the office and is scheduled to begin in August with an end date in mid-November. Pay starts at $12 an hour. This internship may be served for college credit, to expand on your education or for critical job experience. Internships for course credit must be approved by the student’s school or department. 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...

James Alexander Thom selected as Lifetime Achievement Award honoree

Lifetime Achievement Award honoree chosen by the Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award Continue reading...