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August 2010
Volume 2, Issue 8

Continuing Education Alert


Check Your Calendars!!

Library Card Sign-up Month 2010
September, 2010

SDLA Annual Conference
September 22-24, 2010. Sioux Falls.

Festival of Books
September 24-26, 2010. Sioux Falls.

Banned Books Week: Celebrating the Freedom to Read
September 25 - October 2, 2010.

2010 Indian Education Summit
September 26-28, 2010

Teen Read Week
October 17-23, 2010

2nd National Day on Writing
October 20, 2010


In This Month's Issue

Library Headlines

“Laugh and Learn” at the 2010 SDLA Annual Conference
Join colleagues to “Laugh and Learn” at the South Dakota Library Association’s Annual Conference in Sioux Falls September 22-24.

Festival of Books Festival of Books offers author visit opportunities
The 2010 Festival of Books is bringing over 60 authors to Sioux Falls on September 24-26.

August Continuing Education Opportunities

Children's & YA Services

Summer reading program evaluations due September 15
It’s that time to report on your summer reading programs again!

No Vampires Allowed Blog No Vampires Allowed: YA book review blog launches
By Jasmine Rockwell, Children’s & Youth Services Coordinator

New YARP Teen Choice Book Award list available
The next round of YARP books for teens to read and vote on is available.

Using technology for teen programming
Here’s another fabulous idea for teen programming.

Featured eResources of the Month

ProQuest gets facelift and other resource news
This fall, ProQuest, the full-text online article resource, will get a new look, improved functionality and enhanced ease of use.

Grant Opportunities

Libri Foundation Books for Children

Free art books for underserved communities

NASA invites museums and libraries to apply for second round of free space shuttle artifacts

Library Development

Foundation Center holds online conference
The State Library is a Cooperating Collection of the Foundation Center.

The Public Library Survey - Where does South Dakota fit in?
Every year, more than 9,000 libraries are surveyed in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories answering questions on population, library collections, services and programs, staff numbers, revenues and expenditures and other electronic information.

Board Talk: Know your local and national statistics
Recently the Institute of Museum and Library Services in cooperation with the U.S. Census Bureau released the 2008 Public Library statistics.

School Libraries

Timber Lake School Library Summer reading in Timber Lake receives boost with help of grant
With the additional funding power of an Improving Literacy through School Libraries Grant, Timber Lake School Library’s four-year-old summer reading program enjoyed a healthy boost.

Task Force continues revision work on state standards
The School Library Standards Revision Task Force continues its work on bringing the voluntary state standards up-to-date.

Top Web sites linked with AASL standards
AASL recently announced its 2010 Top 25 Best Web sites for Teaching and Learning.

Capitol Flag

Trends & More

Free online health information for senior citizens
Good, solid answers to these and other health-related questions are free at the Senior Health Web page, www.nihseniorhealth.gov.

State Library creates Capitol Centennial Collection
June 19 marked the centennial of the South Dakota State Building.

What is Library Development reading?
This Book is Overdue! How Librarians and Cybrarians Can Save Us All Reviewed by Joan Upell

Why Didn’t I Think of That?

Huron Public Library Ribbon Cutting ceremonyHuron Public opens new teen area
On May 27 Huron Public Library held a ribbon-cutting in their new teen area.

Storyteller Indiana Bones makes a stop at Faith
On July 6 about 100 attendees were awed by the stories told by Indiana Bones at the Faith Community Center as part of the library’s summer reading program.

Reading, writing and thinking skills survive the summer
"Survivor Island" is a place in Sinte Gleska Library.


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