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Library Outreach/ LSTA | Training Opportunities

Training Opportunities

This page includes Training Opportunities presented by or in part by the South Dakota State Library. This includes upcoming and recent events. Presentations and Handouts will be posted here if available.

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See More Continuing Education Opportunties at the Cornerstone.

Online Ongoing Opportunities

OCLC Training Web Link to OCLCOCLC

OCLC offers many options to obtain the skills and knowledge you need to accomplish your mission. From live-online webinars, to Web-based tutorials and demonstrations, you can choose the easiest type of training and education for you. Trainings include the following:

  • OCLC 101
  • WorldCat
  • Metadata
  • Digital Collection Management
  • Library Management
  • Resource Sharing
  • Electronic Collection Management
  • Web Services

Free access to library-specific courses through WebJunction for All South Dakota Librarians

Web Junction's library-specific courses are now available for free to all library staff and volunteers. Through the generous support of OCLC, the Gates Foundation, the South Dakota State Library WebJunction provides timely and relevant learning content to access anytime, from anywhere.

All learners will need to the following:

  • Create a new account. Begin by selecting Log in at the top right on, and then Create new account. Once you've created your new account
  • Explore the catalog of library-focused self-paced courses and archived webinars.
  • Certificates of completion will be available to you after you have completed any course or webinar that you enroll in from the catalog.

Come back often to this resource and see the new courses that will be available for you to take over the next year. Please contact Kathleen Slocum at the SDSL if you have questions. We hope that you add the resources that WebJunction offers to your continued educational programming. Remember: for purposes of tracking continuing education hours, this is your individual responsibility.

Idaho Commission for Libraries: Programs

Alternative Basic Library Education (ABLE) Program Web Link to Idaho Commisission for Libraries
Designed to help library staff members who have no formal education in library science to acquire the basic knowledge and skills needed to operate or work in a library.

Supplemental Alternative Basic Library Education (SABLE) Program Web Link to Idaho Commisission for Libraries
Designed to provide additional resources to help library staff members who have no formal education in library science to acquire the basic knowledge and skills needed to operate or work in a library. This program is a supplement to the ABLE courses.

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Northwest Youth Financial Education

The issue of youth financial literacy has gained attention among many decision makers in recent years, but youth continue to face complex challenges that often prevent them from achieving financial success.

The purpose of Northwest Youth Financial Education Web Link to University of Idaho: Northwest Youth Financial Education is to expand quality youth financial literacy programming throughout Idaho and the Northwest.

Programs include:

  • Max Learns About Money
  • Marlon Monkey Borrows Bananas
  • Money Ninja Warrior
  • Night of the Living Debt
  • Teens Credit Card
  • inTuition
  • Credit Score Millionaire

Each resource has a detailed description, screenshots and downloading options. By downloading a program package, you will have all the resources you need to experience, teach or share these essential financial principles. Best of all, it’s FREE to download and use!

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Archived Opportunities

WebJunction provides monthly webinars on a variety of topics. Webinars will be archived for several months following an event.

OPAL (Online Programming for All Libraries)
Online programming for All Libraries (OPAL) provides a wide variety of programming topics.

SirsiDynix Institute
SirsiDynix provides free access to industry-leading speakers and events. Their mission is to support librarianship and advance the work of librarians around the world.

Infopeople provides training for the California State Library. Although the training they provide is for California libraries, they do allow free access to their archived webinars.

Foundation Center
The Foundation Center provides free short web-based training courses (webinars) on foundation fundraising, proposal writing, and all that goes into getting the grants you need.

BCR (Bibliographic Center for Research)
BCR is a multistate library cooperative based in Denver. Although the training they provide is for member libraries, they do allow free access to their Friday Forums.

Open Eye
Two hour-long courses, Building Accountability Into your Team and Activating Your Programs Strategy and Evaluation that were recorded in November 2009 are directed towards managers and directors in nonprofit organizations who would like to learn strategies for increasing accountability amongst their team members.

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State Library Board
April 27, 2017, Brookings

SDSL Public Library Trustee Wiki Web Link to Trustee Wiki
A general overview of trustee duties and responsibilities, issues, and skills to develop.

Related Links

Augustana College Web Link to Augustana College
Continuing Education Workshops

Black Hills State University:
Library Media Online Program Web Link to Black Hills State University

The College of Education at Black Hills State University offers an undergraduate minor in library media.

Montana State University:
Library Media Program Web Link to Montana State University

School Library Media certification through Montana State University-Bozeman.

Dewey Decimal Training Courses Web Link to Dewey Decimal Training

South Dakota State Library Cornerstone
SDSL's e-Newsletter articles include:
  - Cataloguing
  - Circulation
  - Interlibrary Loan
  - Statistics
And many more!

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