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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

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. Find registration and preliminary program information on the SDLA Web site at AprMayJun2010.pdf.

For those attending the conference, one college credit will be available through the University of Sioux Falls. Those applying for a college credit must attend 15 hours of sessions. Meals and exhibit sessions will count toward the 15 hours. Participants can select if they want graduate or undergraduate credit. The cost is $40, payable at registration. Applications will be available at the registration desk.

Among the free pre-conference events will be several sessions by State Library staff. Learn the basics of “Policies and Procedures” with Brenda Hemmelman and Stacia McGourty in the morning, followed in the afternoon by “Friends and Foundations” with Julie Erickson, Jane Healy and Jasmine Rockwell.

Festival of Books offers author visit opportunities

The 2010 Festival of Books is bringing over 60 authors to Sioux Falls on September 24-26. Attend the SDLA Conference and stay for the Festival, or invite an author to your community as part of the Authors on the Road Program. Many authors who will be in the area for the Festival are interested in making visits to schools, libraries, museums and other organizations either before the Festival or immediately following. Authors available for presentations cover all genres and age levels. Costs for the visits vary by author. For more detailed information on individual authors contact Joan Upell by email.

The Authors on the Road Program, formerly known as Authors in the Schools, is sponsored by the SD Humanities Council and the SD Center for Book as a way to extend the Festival into the community. The SDHC will offer funding to help cover costs associated with Authors on the Road presentations. Funds are limited and will be allocated through the Speakers Bureau program on a first come, first serve basis. For your application please visit . SDHC also encourages those interested to reach out to their communities—talk to local arts councils, literacy programs, education committees, and friends—to support this invaluable educational opportunity. Also, research the possibilities within your current resources—specifically investigate existing grants for after school programs and family literacy programs. For more funding information or questions contact Samantha Hendriks by

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