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Academic Libraries of Indiana (ALI) is an organization representing all academic libraries in accredited non-profit institutions of higher education in Indiana. Included among the 72 ALI members are major research libraries, law and medical libraries, theological school libraries, and many undergraduates libraries.

ALI was established in 2003 to:

  • Support economic development in Indiana
  • Promote collaboration, innovation, preservation, and resource sharing
  • Maintain resources for improving teaching, learning, research and service
  • Improve Indiana's information infrastructure

Indiana Libraries Resource-Sharing Conference

Through the generous sponsorship of the Indiana State Library and the Academic Libraries of Indiana, we are proud to announce a free one-day resource sharing conference, Discovery to Delivery V: Better Together (D2D-V).

Date: D2D-V will be held on April 25, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Registration: Opens 8:30 a.m.
Location: Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library's Central Library, 40 East St. Clair Street, Indianapolis.

Conference registration, lunch, and parking are free. The event is open to all Indiana libraries. Library Education Units will be available for selected sessions.

Registration for this free conference is coming soon, so please mark your calendars.

Preregistration is required. For conference updates, visit or email Matthew C. Shaw (

[Submitted by Matthew C. Shaw, M.A., M.L.I.S., Director of the Krannert Memorial Library, University of Indianapolis. 11-13-2013.]

University of Indianapolis Appoints New Director of the Krannert Memorial Library

Matthew C. Shaw has been named the University of Indianapolis' new Director of the Krannert Memorial Library, beginning September 1, 2013.

Matthew comes to the University of Indianapolis from Ball State University, where he has worked since 2004, most recently as Head of Access Services for its library system.

Quoting the official press release, "UIndy Executive Vice President and Provost Deborah Balogh said Shaw is the right leader to continue the library's evolution from a traditional repository for books to a multipurpose academic hub with the latest technology for study, research, professional development and collaboration among students and faculty. An upcoming physical renovation will create space for group project work, a coffee shop and the university's Institute for Civic Leadership & Mayoral Archives, among other improvements."

"We're gearing up for a fundamental transformation of the library,” Balogh said. “Matthew brings a skill set and a track record of collaboration and innovation that are uniquely suited to realizing the potential of this project."

University of Indianapolis" appointment of Matthew replaces former director Francesca Busch.

For more information about the Krannert Memorial Library, see

[Based on a statement by Christine H. Guyonneau, Interim Director and University Archivist, Krannert Memorial Library, University of Indianapolis, and a press release quoting University of Indianapolis’ Executive Vice President and Provost Deborah Balogh. 08-13-2013.]

ALI Strategic Plan 2013-2016

Informed by ALI Board deliberations and approved in April 2013, the ALI Strategic Plan Task Force has developed an "ALI Strategic Plan 2013-2016" that reflects a range of activities in which ALI is already vigorously and successfully engaged but also identifies areas for strategic development within a scope that is appropriate for a volunteer organization. It highlights ALI’s role as an agent to stimulate creative reflection and change among Indiana libraries and as a force to promote new alliances and collaborations.

Appreciation is due the members of the ALI Task Force:

  • Susan Clark, Chair, Ivy Tech Community College-East Central Region
  • Janet Fore, Saint Mary’s College
  • Andrea Langhurst, University of Notre Dame
  • Rick Provine, DePauw University
  • Robert Roethemeyer, Concordia Theological Seminary
  • Matthew Shaw, Ball State University
  • Diane Walker, University of Notre Dame

[Submitted, 06-17-2013]

Indiana Information Literacy Week

The Academic Libraries of Indiana are pleased to announce that on September 14, 2012, Indiana’s Governor Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr., issued a Proclamation to declare the first week of October 2012 as Indiana Information Literacy Week.

The executive order reads as follows:

Whereas, information literacy provides the knowledge and skills to find, evaluate and use credible information from all sources in our constantly evolving world; and

Whereas, these skills are fundamental in strengthening our local and state economic development and prosperity in order to be an informed and educated citizenry; and

Whereas, information literacy is a key component in providing an education to all students in our state from preventative healthcare to employment placement by utilizing this constantly changing technology to navigate and evaluate our expanding information environment; and

Whereas, we remind all Hoosiers of the benefits information literacy makes available socially, economically and culturally for the State of Indiana from the rich resources of librarians and;

Now, therefore, I, Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr., Governor of the State of Indiana, do hereby proclaim the first week of October, 2012 as Indiana Information Literacy Week in the State of Indiana, and invite all citizens to duly note this occasion.

More about Information Literacy in Indiana … Members of the Academic Libraries of Indiana (ALI) Information Literacy Committee, chaired by Catherine Pellegrino (Saint Mary’s College) and Committee Chair Emeritus J. Susan Clark (Ivy Tech Community College – East Central Region) have worked tirelessly to focus committee activities to expand awareness throughout Indiana about information literacy by the committee serving as a focal point for exploring information literacy issues, discussing new opportunities that would further facilitate collaboration and adoption of best practices among ALI members, and to recommend courses of action to the ALI Board of Directors.

ALI Information Literacy Committee members for 2012-2013 are Catherine Pellegrino (Committee Chair, Saint Mary’s College), J. Susan Clark (Committee Chair Emeritus, Ivy Tech Community College), Barbara Gushrowski (Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis), Brenda Yates Habich (Ball State University), Carrie Donovan (Indiana University Bloomington), Clarence Maybee (Purdue University), George Bergstrom (Independent Consultant), Jen Traore (Ivy Tech Community College – Fort Wayne), Linda Lambert (Taylor University), Lisa J. Jarrell (Ball State University), Marie White (Ivy Tech Community College – Southern Indiana), Nancy Colborn (Indiana University South Bend), Rhonda Armstrong (Indiana University Kokomo), Shannon Johnson ( Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne), Tony Stamatoplos (Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis), Yan He (Indiana University Kokomo), Tiffany Hebb (De Pauw University), Sally Neal (Butler University), and Kate Blinn (Earlham College).

[Submitted by Arthur W. Hafner, Dean, Ball State University Libraries,
and former ALI Board Member and Past President. 09-24-2012.]

ALI Annual Meeting (I): Thursday, May 10, 2012

You are invited and encouraged to take part in the ALI Annual Meeting, May 10, 2012 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (EDT) at the Indiana Wesleyan University, Indianapolis, Precedent Office Park: The program presenters will be all of us! Unlike recent years, there will be no keynote speaker. Instead, the program will focus upon discussions among ALI members about collections, space, staffing and scholarly communication. The background for our conversations will be The Education Advisory Board/University Leadership Council's report "Redefining the Academic Library: Managing the Migration to Digital Information Services" available at

Prior to the meeting, you are heartily encouraged to read this report and examine the guiding questions, "Understanding Your Current Practice." Beyond the anticipated fruitful conversations among ALI members, we hope that issues and ideas will emerge that can inform an impending revision of ALI's Strategic Plan and guide ALI's definition and development.

John Lamborn (Wabash College) chairs the Annual Meeting Planning Committee assisted by Arthur Hafner (Ball State), Brenda Johnson (Indiana, Bloomington), David Lewis (IUPUI), and David Peter (Vincennes).

More information about this meeting, including the agenda, is available on the ALI Calendar page.

This story and more availble in the April 2012 Update to ALI Member Libraries.

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