Bicentennial Project - ILF partnered with the Newspapers in Education Foundation to provide
every elementary school library in Indiana a free copy of So you think you know Indiana?, authored by Nelson Price in celebration of the Bicentennial.
Eliot Rosewater Award - The Eliot Rosewater Indiana High School Book Award (Rosie Award) is chosen annually by students across Indiana in grades nine through twelve. Students at participating high schools and public libraries who read any of approximately 20 nominated books are eligible to rate each book they've read. The votes are tabulated each May, and the winner is announced.
The author of each year's award-winning book is invited to receive the Rosie Award in person at a special event sponsored by the Association for Indiana Media Educators and the Indiana Library Federation.
The purpose of the Rosie Award is to encourage high school students to read for fun. It also promotes cooperation between school administrators, media specialists, teachers and public librarians in broadening reading programs. Rosie promotes reading across the curriculum.
Read Alouds Too-Good-To-Miss - The Read Alouds Too-Good-To-Miss program is a project of the Association of Indiana School Library Educators (AISLE). Each year, a committee of media specialists, public librarians, classroom teachers, reading teachers, principals, bookstore operators, and/or university faculty members is formed to develop five read-aloud lists: one for primary age students, one for upper elementary, one for middle school students, one for high school students, and an ageless. The lists are publicized and distributed to Indiana schools to encourage sustained reading and oral sharing of literature among teachers and students.
Young Hoosier Book Award - The purpose of the Young Hoosier Book Award Program is to stimulate recreational reading among elementary and middle school/junior high school children and to encourage cooperation between administrators, school media specialists, teachers, public libraries, and the community in providing student participation in pleasure reading was the thrust behind the creation of Young Hoosier Book Award (YHBA) Program in 1974-75. By allowing students to vote for their favorite books, media professionals hoped that more students could be motivated to read more newly published books. reading experiences for Indiana school children.
Scholarships - The Indiana Library Federation offers four scholarships for those seeking a degree in Library Science.
The Sue Marsh Weller Fund provides funding for those working toward a master’s degree and planning to work with children or youth. Assistance is typically in the $1,000 range.
David Dickey Continuing Education Award honors and recognizes individuals who are new to the academic library profession seeking support for continuing his/her education. An award of up to $250 may be awarded annually for a person to attend a professional conference, such as the ILF annual conference, or to obtain additional training.