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February 2010
Volume 2, Issue 2

Check Your Calendars!!

One Book South Dakota 2010

SD Public Library Survey
February 1- March 31, 2010

Read Across America Day
March 2, 2010

Teen Tech Week
March 7-13, 2010

Prairie Bud & Prairie Pasque
Voting Deadline: March 15

PLA National Conference
March 23-27, 2010

School Library Media Month 2010
Communities Thrive @ your library
April 1-30, 2010

SD School Library Survey
April 1 - May 31, 2010

National Library Week
Communities Thrive @ your library
April 11-17, 2010

National Library Workers Day
April 13, 2010


Featured e-Resources of the Month
Let Gale Virtual Reference Library answer tough questions.

Continuing Education Alert
Highlighting February Online Learning Opportunities


Continuing Education

Continuing Education Alert – February 2010

Welcome to the South Dakota State Library’s Continuing Education Alert, a monthly listing of FREE Continuing Education learning events (face-to-face, webinars, training, demos, etc). Feel free to distribute widely.

When possible, we hope you’ll encourage and allow time for your staff to participate in these continuing education events. Online webinars and tutorials make it easy for all staff to expand their knowledge base.

 

Highlighted February Online Learning Opportunities

Feb. 5 and March 5
New Public Library Survey Webinar

(9-10 am CT; 8-9 am MT)
Interested in learning more about the new version of Collect? Assistant State Librarian, Daria Bossman, will lead public library staff through the basics of the new survey (formerly known as the “annual report.”) in this webinar. Registration is now open online via escWorks. For registration questions or any escWorks technical difficulties, contact Jasmine Rockwell at (605) 773-5066 or e-mail.

Feb. 18
Promoting Electronic Resources: A RACE Webinar

(10-11 am CT; 9-10 am MT)
Overwhelmed with the subscription electronic resources like World Book? Know the resources are really useful but aren’t comfortable sharing them with your patrons? Learn the basics to developing a promotion plan for subscription electronic resources—broken down into four easy steps. For more information and registration, go to library.sd.gov.

 

On-Site, In-Person Training

Jumpstart 2010—Make a Splash—Read!/ Make Waves—Read!
(9 am – 12 noon local time)

Choose from one of 5 locations:

  • February 8 – Sturgis
  • February 9 – Onida
  • February 10 - Aberdeen
  • February 11 - Canton
  • February 12 - Mitchell

Get your feet wet in summer reading with this year’s Jump Start workshops! Jasmine Rockwell (SD State Library), Linda Bauman (Watertown Regional Library), Carole Stricherz (Cozard Memorial Library), and Ali Bruinsma (Brookings Public Library) will once again be traveling the state bringing you ideas to “jump start” your summer reading program!

Register Online

No verbal or mail-in registrations will be accepted. Registration deadline is January 29th. Contact Jasmine Rockwell (e-mail) for more information.

 

Online Learning Opportunities

Have questions about the electronic resources webinars? Please contact Julie Erickson (e-mail) or Jane Healy (e-mail) or call 800-423-6665.

Due to changes in how the vendors take registration for the webinars we are no longer able to offer CEU’s for all the webinars. If you have questions, please contact Julie Erickson (e-mail) or Jane Healy (e-mail) or call 800-423-6665.

How audio is received for webinars is noted on the description in each calendar entry—click in to see if you will need to use the telephone or voice-over-ip (computer) for audio.

February 2

  • Proposal Writing Basics (Foundation Center)
    (12-1 pm CT; 11–12 noon MT)
    In this webinar you will learn the basics of writing a proposal for your nonprofit organization.
    For more information and registration, go to http://foundationcenter.org/

  • SIRS Issues Researcher: Educator Tools
    (2:30-3 pm CT; 1:30-2 pm MT)
    For more information and registration, go to http://library.sd.gov/

February 4

  • Integrating Social Media Into Your Website (TechSoup)
    (1-2 pm CT; 12 noon – 1 pm MT)
    More and more organizations are benefiting from using social media tools like blogs, Facebook, and Twitter in their online communications. While the tools can be relatively straightforward to learn and adopt, many organizations struggle with how to effectively align messaging and communications across their online channels.
    For more information and registration, go to https://cc.readytalk.com/

February 5

  • Heritage Quest
    (2-4 pm CT; 1–3 pm MT)
    In this webinar you will learn the basics of writing a proposal for your nonprofit organization.
    For more information and registration, go to http://library.sd.gov/

February 9

  • Getting the Most out of Vendor Partnerships and Negotiations (SirsiDynix)
    (12 noon - 1 pm CT; 11 am - 12 noon MT)
    For more information and registration, go to http://www.sirsidynixinstitute.com/

  • Foundations and Their Role in Philanthropy (Foundation Center)
    (1-2 pm CT; 12 noon - 1 pm MT)
    Find out the answers to the most frequently asked questions about a little-understood vehicle for philanthropy: foundations.
    For more information and registration, go to http://foundationcenter.org/.

  • Webcast: Gadgets and Tools and Apps, Oh My! (Library Journal)
    (2-3 pm CT; 1-2 pm MT)
    It's not easy to keep up with new technology. By the time you've learned about the latest free application or cool gadget, you discover there are dozens of new tools that could help your patrons and library staff.
    We've invited two tech savvy librarians, one public and one academic, to share some of their favorites. The lineup includes updates on search, communication, and graphics applications, as well as fun and useful gadgets for the library.
    For more information and registration, go to http://www.libraryjournal.com/.

  • World Book for Schools
    (2-3 pm CT; 1-2 pm MT)
    For more information and registration, go to http://library.sd.gov/.

February 9 and 10

  • Technology Essentials 2010: WebJunction Online Conference
    (10:30 am – 5 pm CT; 9:30 am – 4 pm MT)
    WebJunction is hosting a free two-day online conference, and you are invited to attend. The theme for this inaugural event is Technology Essentials, with a focus on practical and timely strategies for leveraging technology to help you in a wide range of library services and operations.
    For more information and registration, go to WebJunction.

February 11

  • Ancestry Library
    (11 am - 1 pm CT; 10 am - 12 noon MT)
    For more information and registration, go to http://library.sd.gov/.

  • How Green Is My Library: A Conversation with the Co-Authors Ned Himmel and Sam McBane Mulford (OPAL)
    (1-2 pm CT; 12 noon - 1 pm MT)
    How green is your library, anyway? While there is a broad spectrum of ecological sophistication within libraries nationwide and some regions are at the forefront of sustainable design and operations, others are just beginning or have yet to integrate materials recycling into their daily practice.
    ***You will need to download the conferencing software prior to attending this webinar.
    For more information and registration, go to http://www.opal-online.org/.

  • SLJTeen Spring Book Buzz (School Library Journal)
    (1-2 pm CT; 12 noon -1 pm MT)
    Get a jump on what’s coming out for young adult readers by tuning into the SLJTeen Spring 2010 Teen Book Buzz!
    For more information and registration, go to http://www.schoollibraryjournal.com/.

  • SIRS Issues Researcher
    (2-3 pm CT; 1-2 pm MT)
    For more information and registration, go to http://library.sd.gov/.

  • Heritage Quest
    (2-4 pm CT; 1-3 pm MT)
    For more information and registration, go to http://library.sd.gov/.

February 16

  • FiLBeRt Roundtable Discussion: The Future of Libraries, Books, and Reading
    (1-2 pm CT; 12 noon -1 pm MT)
    The shared futures of libraries, books, and reading seem very hazy at present. Join TAP Information Services for a monthly, lively, informal discussion of new developments, challenges, and opportunities. It'll be a roundtable, so everyone is welcome to chime in. If it's a FiLBeRt discussion, it's going to be nutty!
    ***You will need to download the conferencing software prior to attending this webinar.
    For more information and registration, go to http://www.opal-online.org/.

February 18

  • Promoting Electronic Resources: A RACE Webinar
    (10:00-11:00 am CT; 9-10 am MT)
    Overwhelmed with the subscription electronic resources like World Book? Know the resources are really useful but aren’t comfortable sharing them with your patrons? Learn the basics to developing a promotion plan for subscription electronic resources—broken down into 4 easy steps. For more information and registration, go to http://library.sd.gov/.

  • SIRS Issues Researcher
    (12 noon - 1 pm CT; 11 am – 2 pm MT)
    For more information and registration, go to http://library.sd.gov/.

  • Grantseeking Basics (Foundation Center)
    (1-2 pm CT; 12 noon -1 pm MT)
    This introductory course provides an overview of the funding research process for those seeking grants from foundations, corporations, and grantmaking public charities.
    For more information and registration, go to http://foundationcenter.org/

  • SIRS Discoverer: Educator Tools
    (4-4:30 pm CT; 3-3:30 pm MT)
    For more information and registration, go to http://library.sd.gov/.

February 24

  • Community Special Events (Talisman)
    (1-2 pm CT; 12 noon - 1 pm MT)
    This session will cover the key elements to creating and implementing a special event.
    For more information and registration, go to http://www.3talisman.com/.

  • Proposal Writing Basics (Foundation Center)
    (2-3 pm CT; 1-2 pm MT)
    In this webinar you will learn the basics of writing a proposal for your nonprofit organization.
    For more information and registration, go to http://foundationcenter.org/.

  • Ancestry Library
    (2-4 pm CT; 1-3 pm MT)
    For more information and registration, go to http://library.sd.gov/.

February 25

  • Your Board and Fundraising: An Introductory Class (Foundation Center)
    (2-3 pm CT; 1-2 pm MT)
    The purpose of this webinar is to think systematically through the process of getting your board involved with fundraising.
    For more information and registration, go to http://foundationcenter.org/.

February 26

  • World Book Online Public Library Edition
    (11 pm - 12 noon CT; 10-11 am MT)
    For more information and registration, go to http://library.sd.gov/.

 

Upcoming In-Person Events

March 24 and 26

  • Technology Planning Workshops
    Michael Sauers and Christa Burns from the Nebraska Library Commission will be presenting Technology Planning workshops in Sioux Falls on March 24 and Rapid City on March 26.
    For more information and registration, go to http://library.sd.gov/.

Upcoming Online Events

Digitization Basics: A RACE Webinar
Stacia McGourty, South Dakota State Library’s Digital Librarian will be presenting the very basics of digitization including terminology, equipment and contentDM.

For more information and registration, go to http://library.sd.gov/.

 

Archived Learning Opportunities
Some online events are archived so that individuals unable to attend an event and review the event at a later date.

  • WebJunction
    WebJunction provides monthly webinars on a variety of topics. Webinars will be archived for several months following an event. Archived webinars can be located at http://www.webjunction.org/.

  • OPAL
    Online programming for All Libraries (OPAL) provides a wide variety of programming topics. Archived programs and events can be located at http://www.opal-online.org/.

  • SirsiDynix Institute
    SirsiDynix provides free access to industry-leading speakers and events. Their mission is to support librarianship and advance the work of librarians around the world. Archived events can be located at http://www.sirsidynixinstitute.com/.

  • Infopeople
    Infopeople provides training for the California State Library. Although the training they provide is for California libraries, they do allow free access to their archived webinars. You can find this webinars at http://infopeople.org/.

  • Foundation Center
    The Foundation Center provides free short web-based training courses (webinars) on foundation fundraising, proposal writing, and all that goes into getting the grants you need. There are webinar recordings and live webinars one can sign up for. http://foundationcenter.org/.

  • BCR (Bibliographic Center for Research)
    BCR is a multistate library cooperative based in Denver. Although the training they provide is for member libraries, they do allow free access to their Friday Forums. Archived Friday Forums can be found at http://www.bcr.org/.

  • Open Eye
    Two hour-long courses, Building Accountability Into your Team and Activating Your Programs Strategy and Evaluation that were recorded in November 2009 are directed towards managers and directors in nonprofit organizations who would like to learn strategies for increasing accountability amongst their team members. Both recordings can be found at: http://openeyegroup.com/.

 

continuing education, electronic resources

 

 

 


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