In the News

Butler Professor, James McGrath, Wins PALNI Outstanding Video Award 2014: Viva la Library! August 7th, 2014 


DePauw Librarian, Mandy Henk, Publishes New Book – July 17, 2014 -

Henk_fullsize_RGBCHICAGO — The first book to seriously examine the future of libraries in a climate reality-based context, “Ecology, Economy, Equity: The Path to a Carbon-Neutral Library,” published by ALA Editions, convincingly argues that building a carbon-neutral future for libraries is not only essential but eminently practical. Using the “three E’s” of sustainability (ecology, economy, equity) as a foundation, Mandy Henk traces the development of sustainability from its origins in the 1970s to the present, laying out a path librarians can take at their own institutions to begin the process of building a carbon-neutral library. Read More >>>


PALNI is the first academic library group to select OCLC WorldShare Management Services, January 9, 2014 -

The Private Academic Library Network of Indiana (PALNI), which provides library automation services to 23 institutions, is the first academic group to select OCLC WorldShare Management Services as its cloud-based library management system.

WorldShare Management Services is an integrated suite of library management applications—from acquisitions and circulation, to metadata and license management, resource sharing and analytics—designed to simplify and streamline workflows, reduce costs and create new value for libraries and their users.

“WorldShare Management Services (WMS) fit the strategic direction of our organization,” said Kirsten Leonard, PALNI Executive Director. “We wanted to reduce the cost of managing our systems and collections so that we could focus on providing direct support to our students and faculty, and on new projects like institutional repositories. We are already starting projects that we have been dreaming of—our ‘wish lists.’ We believe WMS will help us improve services for our users, with greater economy for our institutions.” Read More >>>

Library Journal’s, Lily Endowment Awards Private Academic Library Network of Indiana (PALNI) $225,000 for Shared Print Collection Initiative, October 16, 2013 – 

Indianapolis-based Lilly Endowment Inc. has awarded $225,000 to the Private Academic Library Network of Indiana (PALNI) for the Shared Print Collection Project, an initiative of PALNI and its partner organization Academic Libraries of Indiana (ALI) that will inventory the holdings of 34 of Indiana’s academic libraries to identify overlapping and unique resources. Read More >>>

Inside Indiana Business’ Indiana’s Institutions Among America’s Best, September 13, 2011 -

Taylor University is the number one Midwest University in the category Best Regional Colleges in the newly-released 2012 U.S.News & World Report survey, America’s Best Colleges. Read More >>>

Forbes’ America’s Best Colleges List, June 2011 -

It is PALNI’s pleasure to recognize eight of the institutions that have made the Forbe’s 500 list for best colleges in the nation! Bravo everyone!  See the List >>>

Ex Libris’ One Thousand bX Customers: A Tribute to the Value of the Scholarly Recommender Service, June 20, 2011 -

Ex Libris® Group, a world leader in the provision of library technology solutions, is pleased to announce that following the selection of the bX article recommender service by the Private Academic Library Network of Indiana (PALNI), the number of institutions using bX now exceeds 1000.    Read More >>>


PALNI Media Contact: Kirsten Leonard, Executive Director – 317-752-6831 –