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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

Grant Opportunities

“We Love Libraries” Lottery

Deadline: January - December (monthly)

The mystery-genre group Sisters in Crime is offering monthly grants of $1,000 throughout 2010 to U.S. libraries through its “We Love Libraries” lotteries. At the end of each month, a winner will be drawn from entries received. To enter, simply complete the entry form and upload a photo of one or more of your staff with three books in your collection by Sisters in Crime members.

For more information go to


Native American Library Services grants

Deadline: March 1

The Institute of Museum and Library Services is accepting applications for the 2010 Native American Library Services Basic Grants program. Federally recognized tribes and Alaska Native villages and corporations may apply for these grants in either the Basic or the Basic with Education/Assessment Option categories.

For more information go to


Spectrum Scholarship Program

Deadline: March 1

The American Library Association is accepting applications for the Spectrum Scholarship program. This program is open to individuals who are considering a degree in library and information science. The Spectrum Scholarship Program is the ALA’s national diversity and recruitment effort, one that is designed to address the specific issue of under-representation of critically needed ethnic librarians within the profession while serving as a model for ways to bring attention to larger diversity issues in the future.

For more information, visit


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