Volume 2, Issue 4
Check Your Calendars!!
One Book South Dakota
School Library Month
April 1-30, 2010
SD School Library Survey
April 1- May 31, 2010
National Library Week
April 11-17, 2010
Children's Book Week
May 10-16, 2010
Featured e-Resources of the Month
Learning Express helps improve lives
Continuing Education Alert
Highlighting April Online Learning Opportunities
IMLS Native American Library Services Enhancement
Deadline: May 3
Grants of up to $150,000 will be awarded to Indian tribes and Alaska Native villages working to improve existing library services or implement new services, particularly those relating to the goals of the Library Services and Technology Act. For details go to www.imls.gov.
Toyota International Teacher Program
Deadline: May 26
Funded by Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., and administered by the Institute of International Education, the program aims to advance environmental stewardship and global connectedness in U.S. schools and communities. The program will take place Nov. 20-Dec. 4, 2010 in the Galapagos Islands. Full-time classroom teachers and librarians of all subjects for grades 6-12 are eligible to apply. Please visit the Web site at www.toyota4education.com for application instructions, FAQ and to apply online.
The Walmart Foundation
Deadline: August 20
The Walmart Foundation Giving Program awards grants at the state, regional and national levels for programs that give individuals access to a better life. They provide grants of $25,000 and up in the following categories: Education grants support programs that address the educational needs of underserved young people, ages 12-30. Job Skills Training grants promote professional training, counseling, and support services to help people improve their work-related skills. Health grants strive to improve access to healthcare and promote healthy lifestyles. Environmental Sustainability grants support programs that are designed to help people become more sustainable as well as programs that enhance the environment. For more information go to www.walmartstores.com.
PLA Award sponsored by DEMCO, Inc.
These grants are given to enhance professional development and improve expertise of public librarians who are new to the field by making possible their attendance at major professional development activities. This grant enables PLA members new to the profession and who have not had the opportunity to attend a major PLA Continuing Education Event in the last five years to do so. Eligible events are the PLA Spring Symposium workshops; PLA National Conferences; and other PLA Events, such as pre-conferences, held in conjunction with ALA Annual Conferences. More details may be found at www.ala.org.