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Dec/ January 2010, Volume 2, Issue 1

Check Your Calendars!!

SDLA Legislative Day
Jan. 14, 2010

ALA MidWinter
Jan. 15-19, 2010

2010 National African American Read-In
February, 2010

Read Across America Day
March 2, 2010

Teen Tech Week
March 7-13, 2010

PLA National Conference
March 23-27, 2010

Featured e-Resources of the Month
AncestryLibrary and HeritageQuest answer family trivia questions

Grant Opportunities

Qwest Foundation/South Dakota DOE Teachers and Technology Program

Deadline: Jan. 15

The Qwest Foundation, in partnership with the South Dakota Department of Education has developed a competitive grant program to award South Dakota school teachers who use innovative technology in the classroom in order to improve the educational experience for students. Contact: Erin Larsen Technology Specialist, South Dakota DOE, 700 Governors Drive, Pierre, SD 57501 Off. Ph: 605-773-2533,

For more information go to DOE: 2010 Qwest Grant.


E-Government Librarianship Scholarship Program

Deadline: Feb. 1

The Center for Library & Information Innovation in the iSchool at the University of Maryland College Park, in partnership with the Government Information Online Initiative and the University of Illinois - Chicago, received a Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services for 20 masters of library science e-government and digital government degree scholarships. This unique program is for students interested in careers in librarianship and other information sciences as specialists in digital government information and e-government services. The program will prepare graduates to take advantage of the evolving range of e-government and digital government information services. The program is online, and will begin in fall 2010. Applications are currently being accepted. Full scholarships are available to highly qualified applicants to the program.

For more information go to: Center for Library & Information Innovation, University of Maryland College Park: E-government Librarianship Scholarship Program.


ING Unsung Heroes Program offers grants for K-12 educational projects

Deadline: April 30

The ING Unsung Heroes program annually provides grants to K-12 educators utilizing new teaching methods and techniques that improve learning. Each year, educators submit applications for an ING Unsung Heroes grant by describing projects they have initiated or would like to pursue. Each project is judged on its innovative method, creativity and ability to positively influence students. One hundred finalists will be selected to receive a grant of $2,000 each, payable to both the winning teacher and his or her school. At least one grant will be awarded in each of the 50 states, provided at least one qualified application is received from each state. Of the 100 finalists, three are selected for additional financial awards — $25,000 for first place, $10,000 for second place and $5,000 for third place. All K-12 education professionals are eligible to apply. Applicants must be employed by an accredited K-12 public or private school located in the U.S. and be full-time educators, teachers, principals, paraprofessionals, or classified staff with effective projects that improve student learning.

For more information go to


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