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July 2009, Volume 1, Issue 7

Check your Fall Calendars!

Banned Books Week
Sept. 26- Oct. 3

Festival of Books
Oct. 2-4 in Deadwood

SDLA Annual Conference
Oct. 7-9 in Aberdeen

Teen Read Week
Oct. 18-24


Web 2.0 tricks and tools featured in the electronic resources

Featured e-Resources of the Month


Grant Opportunities

Laura Bush (Become a Librarian) Grant

Deadline: February 2010

The South Dakota State Library, in partnership with the Idaho Commission for Libraries, the Montana State Library, and the Wyoming State Library will recruit and provide Institute of Museum and Library Services-funded scholarships to educate 50 librarians and school library media specialists to work in the region’s rural communities. Students studying for a master’s degree in library science will attend the University of North Texas’s distance education program, and school library media students will attend distance programs at Black Hills State University, Montana State University, or the University of Montana.

The Laura Bush Grant will assist in paying tuition for at least six South Dakota residents to receive their Master’s Degree in Library Science and at least five South Dakota residents to receive their K-12 School Library Media Endorsement. Applications will start being accepted this fall.

For more information visit SDSL's Web site

NHPRC Archives – Basic Projects

Deadline: October 6, 2009

The National Historical Publications and Records Commission seeks proposals for fundamental archival activities that promote the preservation and use of America's documentary heritage. Proposals must demonstrate how the applicant employs the best and most cost-effective archival methods. Activities included under Basic Projects may be any one or combination of the following: *Basic Processing; *Preservation Planning; *Collections Development; and *Establishing Archives. For more information visit the NHPRC Web site.

Scholastic Library Publishing National Library Week Grant

Deadline: October 16, 2009

The Scholastic Library Publishing National Library Week grant will award $3,000 to a single U.S. library for the best public awareness campaign during National Library Week 2010. All types of libraries and library organizations are welcome to apply. This year's grant focuses on the National Library Week theme, "Communities thrive @ your library®." All proposals must use this theme. Funds are to be used to support the winner's National Library Week promotional activities as outlined in the application and cannot be used for capital expenses, such as books or equipment. National Library Week is April 11-17, 2010. For more information go to ALA's Web site.

America’s Historical and Cultural Organizations: Planning Grants

Deadline: August 26, 2009

America’s Historical and Cultural Organizations grants support projects in the humanities that explore stories, ideas, and beliefs that deepen our understanding of our lives and our world. Grants for America’s Historical and Cultural Organizations should encourage dialogue, discussion, and civic engagement, and they should foster learning among people of all ages. NEH offers two categories of grants for America’s Historical and Cultural Organizations: Planning and Implementation Grants. Eligible institutions include but are not limited to public, school, academic, and research libraries; museums; disciplinary and professional associations; cultural institutions; state humanities councils; and institutions of higher learning.

For more information visit America's Historical and Cultural Organizations: Planning Grants.

ALA, archives, funding, grants, IMLS

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