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Winter 2014 STATE LIBRARIAN OF INDIANA Connie Bruder (Interim) STATE LIBRARY FOUNDATION BOARD Robert G. Barcus, Chairman Dr. James P. Fadely Jonathan J. Myers, Esq. Sarah W. Otte, MLS EDITOR/DESIGNER Drew Griffis

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Family Roots of History’s Most Notorious Hoosier

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CONTRIBUTORS Brent Abercrombie Roberta Brooker Drew Griffis Chris Jensen Jocelyn Lewis Diane Sharp Rebecca Shindel ON THE COVER: Surviving members of the Huff Post No. 89, Grand Army of the Republic. Lawrenceburg, Ind., May 30, 1923.  Indiana State Library Manuscripts & Rare Books Collection

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Leaving the State Library with Cupboard Full, Primed to Accomplish Great Things t is with fond remembrance and great anticipation that I retired from my post . as Indiana’s State Librarian in December 2013. I will truly miss the great colleagues and friends I have met over my 25 years at the State Library. I am comforted in the fact that the current State Library staff exudes the greatest collection of enthusiasm and talent as at any point in my tenure.   I am proud of the State Library’s accomplishments during my tenure as State Librarian. We have succeeded in actively engaging Hoosiers in programs and services through offering a vastly increased complement of public workshops and aggressively promoting the beautiful and historic State Library. I’ve always called the State Library one of Indiana’s best kept secrets and I feel more confident by the day that we are succeeding in getting the secret out.   We also successfully assumed the administration of several statewide services like interlibrary loan, library delivery services and INSPIRE, Indiana’s Virtual Library, and did so at a significant savings to Hoosier taxpayers. Additionally, we introduced several ground-breaking initiatives that benefit hundreds of thousands of Hoosiers daily. Evergreen Indiana, an open-source, shared library catalogue, has become one of the world’s largest shared catalogue consortiums. In 2010, the Indiana library community introduced one of the most comprehensive public librarian professional development and licensing programs in the nation. The State Library now provides thousands of free professional development opportunities each year both online and in communities around the state. Most exciting to me is the growing relevance of libraries in their respective communities. Many experts and pundits questioned the value of libraries as we entered the rapidly evolving digital age with the abundance of information available on the Internet. However, recent history has shown that libraries are important as ever through their efforts to bridge the digital divide by providing unlimited access to new technologies and effectively promoting digital literacy in their communities.   Today’s library is so much more than bricks and mortar depositories of books. Libraries are community centers that connect Hoosiers to endless sources of  entertainment, information,and educational activities all in one location. For many Hoosiers, the public library is the only place they can access computers and the THE INDIANA internet. As most state and federal agencies now turn to eGovernment services, Hoosiers rely on their local library to file claims for unemployment, submit tax STATE LIBRARY returns, and renew vehicle registrations, among several other critical online 315 W. Ohio St. government transactions and functions. Indianapolis, IN 46202   In closing, I would like to thank the Indiana State Library & Historical Board, Indiana Phone: (317) 232-3675 State Library Foundation, State Library staff and everyone in the statewide library Toll Free: (866) 683-0008 community for their support, encouragement and inspiration during my tenure as www.library.IN.gov State Librarian. While I eagerly anticipate the next chapter in my life with excitement and uncertainty, I am certain of the bright future for both the Indiana State Library and Indiana’s  library community as a whole. I wish the best of luck HOURS OF OPERATION to all current and future librarians, and look forward to continuing our work toward (all times Eastern): being the nation’s best in the provision of library programs and services. 

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Roberta L. Brooker, Former State Librarian of Indiana

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he Indiana State Library Foundation greatly appreciates the generosity of its members and donors. Most funds pledged to the Foundation are essential for preserving and growing the State Library’s Collections for future generations. Other times, philanthropic giving enables the State Library to introduce innovative and educational programming that directly benefits Hoosiers. I am thankful to announce that one annual gift that has impacted hundreds of young Hoosier writers has been renewed in 2014. The James & Madeleine McMullan Family Foundation will once again sponsor the Indiana Center for the Book’s Letters About Literature program and Indiana Youth Literary Day. Letters About Literature remains the flagship program of the Center, which has been able to expand the scope and effectiveness of the program thanks to award-winning author Margaret McMullan and the McMullan Family Foundation. The inaugural Indiana Youth Literary Day, headlined by Ms. McMullan and other notable Hoosier writers, enabled 50 young Hoosiers to hone their unique literary talents through a morning long creative writing workshop series. The young writers’ symposium was followed by the Letters About Literature Awards Ceremony that featured over 300 guests, including students, teachers and proud family members. These programs, like many others embarked upon by the State Library, are created and flourish thanks to your support. Sincerely, Robert G. Barcus Chairman, Indiana State Library Foundation

Jonathan J. Myers, Esq. * Sarah W. Otte, MLS * Dr. James P. Fadely

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Genealogy & Local History Fair is among the State Library’s most-attended events in five short years. Human’s natural curiosity for who they are and where they’re from is the basis for why the State Library’s Genealogy Collection is it’s most popular public resource. This also explains the growing popularity of the Indiana Genealogy & Local History Fair, which is hosted each fall at the Indiana State Library. Nearly 200 family history researchers and over 30 vendors from around the region participated in the fifth-annual event. The Fair connects researchers to the myriad of resources offered by the State Library and offers a complete complement of educational programming. Various programs from family history experts Wayne Winkler and Ron Darrah, as well as State Library staff were offered during the day. “Connecting Hoosiers with one of the Midwest’s largest Genealogy Collections is crucial toward maximizing the public’s utility of the State Library,” said Connie Bruder, Interim State Librarian. “We look forward to growing the Genealogy & Local History Fair, as well as offering exciting new family history programming throughout 2014.”

The 2013 Genealogy & Local History Fair was sponsored by the Indiana State Library Foundation. The event’s first sponsorship in its fifth-year enabled the State Library to expand programming and added value for those in attendance. The Fair also remains free and open to all family history researchers through the support of the Foundation and Fair vendors and exhibitors. Visit www.in.gov/library/events.htm to learn more about genealogy workshops and family history tours scheduled monthly. The State Library also offers email updates on upcoming events, which interested parties can sign up for at the aforementioned web address.

Family history expert Ron Darrah speaks in front of a packed house in the State Library’s History Reference Room. Mr. Darrah covered topics including records generated by journalists, historians and photographers during World War Two and offered a major opportunity for genealogists to enhance their family history research.

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ONLINE GENEALOGY RESOURCES NAMED NATIONS BEST BY FAMILY TREE MAGAZINE

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amily Tree Magazine, America’s #1 family history . publication, recently recognized the Indiana State Library Genealogy Collection among the “2013 Best State Websites” for the third-consecutive year and Indiana Memory for the first time. “Being recognized by Family Tree Magazine is always a great honor for the Indiana State Library,” said Roberta L. Brooker, State Librarian of Indiana. “Each year, this designation enables us to introduce our online resources and collections to family history researchers across the globe.” The Genealogy Collection’s website offers several features and resources that can assist visitors with their family history research. The website highlights statewide indexes to marriages, deaths, biographies and newspapers, as well as vital records and indexes for each of Indiana’s 92 counties. The Genealogy Collection has developed over time to become one of the largest collections of family history information in the Midwest. In addition to its abundant online resources, the collection includes over 40,000 printed items as well as microfilmed federal census records, Indiana county records, passenger lists, military pension information and hundreds of CDs with family history information. The emphasis of the collection is on

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Indiana and bordering states, as well as eastern and southern states. Resources for Native American and African-American family history research are also available. “Our goal is to provide Hoosiers with instant access to the considerable genealogy resources at the State Library,” said Brooker. “Being named a ‘Best State Website’ for the third-straight year is a testament to the State Library’s collective effort to make new resources available online.” Indiana Memory is a digital library providing free access to Indiana’s unique cultural and historical heritage through a variety of digital formats. Administered by the Indiana State Library, it is a collaboration of Indiana libraries, museums, archives, and related cultural organizations. Indiana Memory was

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Genealogy Website Recognized for Third-ConsecutiveYear. Indiana Memory Makes List Debut! launched on July 1, 2008 with 50 collections containing a cumulative total of 25,000 items. Today, Indiana’s digital library continues to grow and currently provides access to 154 collections and nearly 400,000 items. “Indiana Memory connects many of Indiana’s most historically significant collections into a single search engine,” said Brooker. “This project has been a priority for the State Library for over five years and we’re excited to see it receive much-earned recognition.”

Additional assistance is available for online researchers via the Ask-A-Librarian service, which offers phone, email and live chat options. The State Library also offers Family History Tours at least twice monthly, as well as several  genealogy workshops. A complete listing of State Library events and workshops may be viewed at www.in.gov/library/events.htm. The State Library also brings workshops to local communities.  Inquire about hosting a workshop by calling 317-232-3689.

Indiana Memory is a collaborative effort to provide access to the wealth of primary sources in Indiana libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural institutions. It is a gateway to Indiana's history and culture found in digitized books, manuscripts, photographs, newspapers, maps, and other media. As a portal to the collections, Indiana Memory assists individuals to locate materials relevant to their interests and to better appreciate the connections between those materials. The items made accessible through Indiana Memory represent only a small percentage of the materials held by contributing institutions. You are welcome to contact any of the contributing institutions for more information. In 2014, the theme for the Digitization Grant Program is The Indiana Bicentennial. While adherence to the theme is not required, projects incorporating this theme are encouraged. If you would like to learn how your organization or library may participate and apply for a grant, or if you are interested in becoming a valued project volunteer, please contact Connie Rendfeld at crendfeld@library.in.gov. Indiana Memory is made possible through grant funding from the Institution of Museum & Library Services to the Indiana State Library under the provisions of the Library Services & Technology Act.

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Genealogy Collection

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are located on the second floor alongside Indiana newspapers on microfilm. Additional resources provide family history researchers with easy access to additional resources in Indiana and American history and biography. Among the most popular and useful collection items are:

Genealogy Collection Among Midwest’s Largest By Diane Sharp, Genealogy Collection Supervisor, Indiana State Library

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eginning your family history research can seem like a daunting task. The Genealogy Collection has developed over time to become one of the largest collections of family history information in the Midwest. The collection includes over 40,000 printed items. The emphasis of the collection is on Indiana and bordering states, as well as eastern and southern states. Resources for Native American and African-American family history research are also readily available. Although most materials may only be used within the Indiana State Library, collection experts will help you begin your research and locate the best resources to research your family’s genealogy. The printed collections, electronic resources, and Genealogy Collection reference desk are located on the first floor. The genealogy microfilm and microfiche collections and printed census indexes

• Compiled family histories • Federal population censuses • Indiana courthouse and vital records on microfilm (indexed & abstracted) • Federal military and pension information • Passenger arrival records • Cemetery inscriptions • Periodicals from genealogical societies across the United States • Hundreds of CDs with family history information • Special indexes and databases on Indiana family history sources • Name origin and heraldry collection The State Library offers many professional services to help family history researches along their journey. Reference and research assistance is available on location, by phone, letter, e-mail or live chat through our “Ask-A-Librarian” at library.IN.gov. Additionally, we offer bi-weekly family history tours, seasonal workshops and an annual Genealogy & Local History Fair. The Genealogy Collection also offers local workshops. If you’re interested in hosting an event at your local library or historical society, please contact us at 317-232-3689. Another valuable resource, especially for novice researchers, is the “Family History Research” video tutorial series (www.in.gov/library/video.htm), which covers the following topics: • • • •

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Online Databases @ the State Library Save Family History Researchers Time & Money There are numerous online resources to which the State Library subscribes that are only available within the State Library. These include: • AmericanAncestors.org: New England Historic Genealogical Society databases. Get online access to more than 200 million records for New England, New York & beyond. • Ancestry Library Edition: Hundreds of databases including indexes and images to US Federal Census records. • FirstSearch: Databases and comprehensive catalog of libraries in the US. • Fold3 History and Genealogy Archives: Many never-before-seen historic documents through a unique partnership with The National Archives, the Library of Congress and other institutions. The database offers an array of American and family history content currently consisting of over 50 million pages of historical documents. • Genealogist’s Newspaper Search:  Index to MILLIONS of vital records in newspapers (especially Indiana). • HeritageQuest:  Hundreds of full-text books and other sources. • NewspaperArchive: “World’s largest online newspaper database.” Includes over 270 historic Indiana titles. • ProQuest Indianapolis Star (May 21, 1991 - Present): The indexing covers complete bibliographic information and companies, people, products, etc. • ProQuest Obituaries Search: Obituaries and death notices from prominent newspapers, such as The New York Times (dating back to 1851). These subscription services available exclusively for State Library patrons. Family history researchers can save hundreds of dollars in subscription costs by doing their online research at the State Library.

• Tips for Good Interviewing Etiquette • Using Ask-A-Librarian Reference Services • Sources & Services at ISL for Researching Your Family History 

www.in.gov/library/genealogy.htm. Also, be sure to check your local library or historical society as they may provide access to one or two the online subscription services listed above.

I also suggest laying the groundwork for your family history research at home to get the most out of your visit to the State Library. You can start by taking advantage of the numerous online resources available on our award-winning Genealogy Collection website at

The State Library is committed to growing our Genealogy Collection for future generations of Hoosiers. Contributions of family histories, books or monetary donations are greatly appreciated, may be tax deductible, and are essential to preserving this Collection.

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Genealogy: Roots of History’s Most Notorious Hoosier Contributed by Drew Griffis, Communications Director & Brent Abercrombie, Manuscripts & Rare Books Librarian

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ohn Herbert Dillinger was born on June 22, 1903, in Indianapolis, the . second of two children born to John Wilson Dillinger and Mary Ellen “Molly” Lancaster.  In 1920, John Dillinger Sr. sold his grocery store in Indianapolis and retired to a farm in Mooresville, Ind. He hoped the move to the more docile rural community would be a positive influence on his rebellious and mischievous teenage son. Dillinger met and married 16-year-old Beryl Ethel Hovious in Mooresville and attempted to settle down. It did not stick and later that year he was convicted and sentenced to 10-20 years in prison for assault and battery relating to a robbery of a local grocer. The punishment can be considered harsh for a firsttime offender by both then and today’s standards. Dillinger served his time in the Indiana Reformatory (1924-1930) in Pendleton and Indiana State Prison (1930-1933) in Michigan City. He would always be bitter about his long prison sentence and blamed it for his divorce and criminal lifestyle. Dillinger made acquaintances with several criminals and future associates while incarcerated. This included the likes of Harry Pierpont, Charles Makley, and Homer Van Meter. These men would teach Dillinger how to be a successful criminal and plan robberies they would commit soon upon release. Dillinger was paroled on May 10, 1933, after serving eight and a half years after his father successfully petitioned for his release. Dillinger’s stepmother fell ill just prior to his release and died hours prior to his arrival. Dillinger immediately returned to crime upon release and with his legendary gang tore across the Midwest between 1933 and 1934, robbing banks, confounding law officials and captivating the American public. The gang pulled several bank robberies from June 21, 1933 when he robbed his first bank, the New Carlisle (Ohio) National Bank, through his death on July 22, 1934. They also ransacked the police arsenals at Auburn and Peru, Ind. stealing several firearms, ammunition and bulletproof vests. In an attempt to escape the growing heat in the Midwest, the gang made their way to Tucson, Arizona via Florida where fire broke out in the hotel where they stayed. Dillinger was sent back to Indiana and was placed in Crown Point Prison to stand trial for the murder of Officer Patrick O’Malley who was killed in the line of duty during the gang’s robbery of East Chicago’s First National Bank. Lake County Sheriff Lillian Holley claimed the facility was inescapable, which Dillinger proved false after his escape on March 3, 1934. Legend claims that Dillinger carved a wooden gun, blackened it with shoe polish and used it to escape and make his getaway in Sheriff Holley’s new Ford police car. Dillinger escaped to Illinois, but by doing so he crossed a state line with the stolen car and provided the FBI an opportunity to become directly involved in the manhunt for the outlaw. Once in Chicago, Dillinger forged a new gang comprised of notorious criminals the likes of Lester “Baby Face Nelson” Gillis among others. The men went on a crime spree in four states during the month of March. After Dillinger and another gang member were wounded at an Iowa bank robbery, they sought shelter at the Little Bohemia Lodge in northern Wisconsin. Soon after arrival, Dillinger was identified by the lodge owner who then tipped off the FBI to his whereabouts. On April 23, 1934, FBI agents engaged the gang at the Little Bohemia. However, thanks to a well-planned escape route, the gang slipped out the back of the lodge and escaped into the woods. Following near capture at the Little Bohemia, Dillinger laid low as his fame, in part to being labeled “Public Enemy No. 1” and the $10,000 reward on his head by the FBI, made it difficult to avoid detection. He eventually underwent plastic surgery to alter his identity.

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On June 30, 1934, John Dillinger robbed his last bank along with Van Meter and Nelson. Chaos shortly broke out at the Merchant’s National Bank in South Bend, Ind. as a shootout was pitched between the gang, police and local residents. The gang again evading law enforcement and Dillinger again went into seclusion. On the day of his death, Dillinger joined then girlfriend Polly Hamilton and her roommate Anna Sage for a showing of Manhattan Melodrama starring Clark Gable on July 22, 1934. Prior, Sage had tipped off the FBI on their plan to watch a show at the Biograph Theatre in Chicago. She wore an orange skirt to identify herself and Dillinger to waiting Federal agents. At approximately 10:30 PM, Dillinger was shot three times on the street outside the Biograph. He was buried on July 25, 1934 in the family plot at Crown Hill Cemetery in Indianapolis.

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Indiana Bicentennial Commission seeks communities, organizations to create legacy projects for endorsement. By Chris Jensen, Executive Director, Indiana Bicentennial Commission The Indiana Bicentennial Commission recently launched an endorsement process to promote and support external legacy projects across the state. Bicentennial Legacy Projects are those generated by community partners and organizations and approved recommended goals: by the Indiana Bicentennial Commission through an • Open and accessible to the public endorsement process. • Fundable (without Commission support) • Achievable “From the day we were tasked to lead this important project, we have encouraged communities and groups from across the state to think about ways If you’re interested in a Legacy Project for your they can contribute to our state’s Bicentennial. These community that commemorates Indiana’s projects will strive to leave a lasting legacy in honor of Bicentennial leading up to and during 2016, Indiana’s 2016 Bicentennial,” said former Lt. Gover- visit www.indiana2016.org. A downloadable nor Becky Skillman, former Congressman Lee Hamil- application can be found on the website. ton and First Lady Karen Pence in a joint statement. Recently launched, www.indiana2016.org is the official Indiana Bicentennial website. On Projects must meet one of the following criteria: the website, meet commission members, follow the progress of key Bicentennial focuses, learn • Culturally inclusive; about state-wide events and help “Celebrate • Creating a legacy for the future; history, Ignite the future”. • Celebratory; and • Engaging and inspiring to youth ABOUT THE INDIANA BICENTENNIAL COMMISSION and young adults. In December 2011, former Governor Mitch Daniels appointed a fifteen member Projects chosen for endorsement receive the commission, chaired by former Lt. Governor following benefits: Becky Skillman and former Congressman Lee Hamilton, to oversee the planning and execution • Listing on the 2016 Indiana Bicentennial of a statewide celebration for Indiana’s 200th website, www.indiana2016.org. birthday. Indiana’s 2016 Bicentennial • Permission to use the official 2016 Indiana celebration aims to honor our state’s 200 years Bicentennial logo. of history, but do so in a modern way that • Letter of endorsement from the 2016 engages all 6.5 million Hoosiers and leaves a Indiana Bicentennial Commission. lasting legacy for future generations. The commission will encourage each community in To be considered for endorsement by the 2016 Indiana Bicentennial Commission, the applicant must Indiana to take part in this unique celebration. First Lady Karen Pence serves as the official demonstrate that the proposed project meets the Bicentennial Ambassador. following required criteria and at least one of the 11 Cornerstone

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PRESERVATION WEEK ROAD SHOW: Historic collection consultations, preservation & appraisal experts descend on Indianapolis for unique historical & educational experience. Saturday, April 26, 2014 * 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM * Indiana History Center, Indianapolis

By Rebecca Shindel, Conservator, Indiana State Library April 27 through May 3 is the American Library Association’s National Preservation Week. To kick off the celebration, the Indiana State Library’s Preservation Department is partnering with the Indiana Historical Society, Indiana State Archives, and professional appraisers from throughout the region for the Preservation Week Road Show on April 26, 2014. The unique one-time event will feature free consultations from conservators and appraisers by registered appointment where you can get advice on how to care for your family heirlooms, as well as understand their history and value. Experts will evaluate many different kinds of family heirlooms, including textiles, books, documents, photographs, and paintings. Those in attendance will also go home with information on how to keep items preservation-safe in the home. There will also be focused workshops of the Indiana State Library and Indiana State Archives where you can learn about how we can serve you in your personal research or family genealogy. The Indiana History Center will also offer programs presented by expert appraisers throughout the day. In addition, guests who register will have the opportunity to tour the Indiana Experience, including the W. Brooks and Wanda Y. Fortune History Lab, which features methods used by conservation staff to safely apply tissue paper mends to paper tears. Visit www.in.gov/library/preservation.htm for more details, appointment and conference registration, and a list of participating experts.

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STATE LIBRARIAN RETIRES AFTER 25 YEARS OF SERVICE

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oberta L. Brooker is retiring after serving as Indiana State Librarian for seven years. She has spent 25 years at the State Library, starting as a Reference Librarian in 1988. She went on to serve in several other capacities, including as Coordinator of the Indiana State Data Center and as a Consultant for the Library Development Office. Ms. Brooker is responsible for overseeing he  external affairs of the State Library, which include developing and providing library services to Indiana citizens and the state government, encouraging and supporting the development of the library profession, and strengthening the services of publicly and privately supported libraries in the state. She is also charged with maintaining a 2.5 million item collection of Indiana and federal  materials, as well as one of the largest genealogy collections in the Midwest. 

Former State Librarian Roberta L. Brooker proudly dons a retirement sash at her retirement party on December 27, 2013.

best kept secrets in Indiana, is now being promoted more aggressively and entertains various groups for public and private events. During her tenure, the Library has developed one of the nation’s most comprehensive library professional development programs, as well as a shared library catalogue consortium of over 100 Indiana public libraries that is among the largest in the world. The Library is also “This has been an extremely difficult decision for me actively pursuing opportunities and partnerships that to make and I would like to thank you for the many will benefit the entire statewide library community. great opportunities that have been available to me as the Director and employee of the State Library,” “The current staff is excellent and is the best staff said Brooker. “I have enjoyed working with and that I have seen since I began working at the Indiana learning from my colleagues for the past twenty five State Library. They are bright, enthusiastic and work years, but now I am ready to pursue new interests.” very well together,” added Brooker. “Both public services and statewide services staff work very hard at Under Ms. Brooker’s direction, the State Library has providing excellent customerservice. This would be succeeded in making its collections more an excellent job for any interested person.” accessible to the public, while preserving them for future generations. The Library, once one of the Ms. Brooker received a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Indianapolis and her Master of Library Science from Indiana University. She continues to reside in Indianapolis and plans to remain active with the Indiana State Library Foundation and within the statewide library community. Connie Bruder, Associate Director of Public Services, was appointed Interim Director effective as of December 28, 2013. The Indiana Library & Historical Board will conduct a nationwide search for Ms. Brooker’s replacement. 13 Cornerstone

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Giving Matters The Indiana State Library Foundation acknowledges the great importance of gifts and donations to the Library’s operations and to its future development. The Foundation gratefully accepts gifts and contributions for the development of its collections, programs, and services. Monetary gifts are much appreciated, as are bequests, endowments and personal property. Prior to making any donation, please contact: Indiana State Library Foundation 140 N. Senate Avenue Indianapolis, IN 46204 Attn: Gift/Donation Coordinator PH: (317) 232-3675; donations@library.in.gov Types of Gifts the Library Requests: • Monetary Donations; • Bequests/Devises; • Endowments • Personal & Real Property (items may be accepted at the discretion of the State Librarian or Foundation)

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