The text below appeared on the IPL’s front page starting on 9/2/2009, inside the "Inside" section of the page.
In 2010, the Internet Public Library (IPL) will merge with the Librarians' Internet Index (LII) to create ipl2: Information You Can Trust. While the site will continue offering the same trusted resources and services, there will be several enhancements designed to give users greater access to the information they need, when they need it.
The name ipl2 was chosen by the IPL-LII merger team after considering hundreds of possible submissions from all over the world to the "Rename the IPL" contest. While ipl2 was not among the names submitted to the contest, there were six entries that were integral in the development and brainstorming of the chosen name. The six winners, and their entries, are: Nikki Delano (Indiana), Tom Gegeny (Connecticut), Kristi Harms (Indiana), Laurena Schultz (Pennsylvania), Trish Taylor (Queensland, Australia), and Dorothy Vance (Mississippi).
The ipl2 logo was designed by Kara Howland, graphic designer for the iSchool at Drexel University.