Indiana Library Advocate writes "According to this Chesterton (Ind.) Tribune article, Indiana Library financial issues have escalated to the state level.
The Westchester Public Library Board of Trustees went on record Thursday opposing Gov. Mitch Daniels 2007-09 state budget recommendation to eliminate the Indiana Cooperative Library Services Authority (INCOLSA) and redirecting its funding to the Indiana State Library.
A December 2006 Indiana Office of Management and Budget report proposed this change after admonishing INCOLSA for alleged fiscal unaccountability. Ironically, the Office recommended transfering the money and services to the State Library, seemingly rewarding the same agency charged with accountability for INCOLSA state funds for its failures.
The report also pushes for the elimination of the Indiana Librarian Certification Program, the Statewide Library Card Program, and the Distribution to Public Library Program.
All of this is happening while the Indiana State Library searches for a new director after the abrupt resignation of the previous State Librarian, Barbara Maxwell, in December 2005."