Volume 2, Issue 8
Check Your Calendars!!
Library Card Sign-up Month 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
Trends and More
Free online health information for senior citizens
“Should I have a different diet than I did when I was younger?”
“My neighbor has macular degeneration. What causes it and how is it treated?”
Good, solid answers to these and other health-related questions are free at the Senior Health Web page, www.nihseniorhealth.gov. The National Institutes of Health created the page to help seniors navigate their world of health information.
The page features an alphabetical browseable list of health topics and information by health category, such as “Bones and Joints” and “Treatments and Therapies.” It includes captioned videos with medical experts’ advice on a variety of topics. The page allows users to adjust the text size and screen contrast and features read-aloud.
Libraries can offer classes using the Toolkit for Trainers, which includes complete lesson plans written by NIH staff. Lessons cover the Senior Health Web page and MedlinePlus. One lesson explains how to evaluate health Web sites for authenticity.
Whatever the health concerns of your senior citizen patrons and their families, the Senior Health Web page provides accurate, free information.
State Library creates Capitol Centennial Collection
June 19 marked the centennial of the South Dakota State Building. The celebration included something for everyone. There was an art show in the Capitol itself, live entertainment on the Capitol steps, a free picnic, a motorcycle run and more. One of the highlights of the day was the National Guard Fly Over.
In order to mark this historic occasion, the State Library began creating a digital collection. This collection was created using CONTENTdm and contributions from celebration attendees, the Capitol Journal, and South Dakota’s Department of Travel and Tourism. Currently, the collection has about 100 items and it grows daily. When completed, it will house pictures, articles, and other memorabilia commemorating the 100th anniversary of our State Building.
If you would like to view the collection, the link can be found here cdm15307.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm4/browse.php. If you would like to contribute to the Capitol Centennial Collection, or if you would like information about creating a collection of your own, please contact Stacia McGourty by email or 605-773-6391.
What is Library Development reading?
This Book is Overdue! How Librarians and Cybrarians Can Save Us All
Reviewed by Joan Upell
This Book is Overdue! is a must-read for all librarians and especially librarians in South Dakota. If the title and book jacket don’t grab your attention, the first line will do it.
“Down the street from the library in Deadwood, South Dakota, the peace is shattered several times a day by the noise of gunfire… ”The first chapter entitled “The Frontier” is all about Deadwood Public Library and Library Director Jeanette Moodie.
Chapter after chapter author Marilyn Johnson uncovers the current world of libraries and what’s behind the stereotypes. From blogs, to Second Life, the Connecticut Four, New York Public Library, and more she is an “embedded reporter” showing the need for human help, librarians, in the world of information.
Assistant State Librarian Daria Bossman commented, “If you haven't read it, I recommend it to any librarian as a genuine “picker-upper.” It will make you smile… and laugh out loud! Great insights into our technological modern world too.”
Plus, Marilyn Johnson is coming to South Dakota. She will be the keynote speaker at the 2010 SDLA Conference in Sioux Falls on Friday, September 24 and also be presenting at the SD Festival of Books September 24-26.