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June 2010
Volume 2, Issue 6

Continuing Education Alert

Check Your Calendars!!

ALA Annual Conference
June 24-29, 2010. Washington D.C.

SDLA BranchOut 2010
July 27, 2010. Augustana, Sioux Falls.

SDLA Annual Conference
September 22-24, 2010. Sioux Falls.

Festival of Books
September 22-24, 2010. Sioux Falls.

Summer Edition of the State Library Electronic Resources Challenge!

SDSL Electronic Resources Challenge: Summer Edition

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In This Month's Issue

Library Headlines

SWIM scholarship recipients announced
Fourteen South Dakota librarians will receive funds for continuing education in library sciences thanks to a grant from the Laura Bush Foundation and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Siouxland Main Library OpeningSioux Falls celebrates re-opening of Main Library
Siouxland’s Main Library officially re-opened its doors with a ribbon cutting ceremony on May 7.

June Continuing Education Opportunities
Don't miss out on the Summer edition of the SDSL Electronic Resources Challenge, and Many More!

Children's & YA Services

Summer Reading Program offers free extras
Enhance your summer reading program with these extras provided free from CSLP.

Helpful research and standards from the East Coast

New guide for youth explains intellectual freedom

Month of the Military Child celebrated across the state
During April’s Month of the Military Kid, Operation: Military Kids! sponsored story times in Aberdeen, Brookings, Madison, Mitchell, Pierre, Sioux Falls, Sisseton, Vermillion and Watertown. Each event was unique to the community that planned it.

Featured eResources of the Month

South Dakota State Library Electronic Resources Challenge

Join us for the summer edition of the State Library Electronic Resources Challenge!
The Challenge, a self-paced learning opportunity, guides you to explore and discover content and features in the statewide electronic resources.

Grant Opportunities

Distribution to Underserved Communities Library Program
Deadline: Ongoing

School and Library Resource Grant
Deadline: Ongoing

Computers for Learning Program
Deadline: Ongoing

In Focus: Bell Jacobsen

Meet the Interlibrary Loan/Circulation/Mailroom Coordinator at the State Library

Library Development

Believe it or not, government documents can be interesting!
Government documents are an essential and interesting part of the State Library’s collection.

Board Talk: The vital role of recruiting and educating trustees
Simply put, some library boards know where they are going…they are on a highway and they are tooling down that road. And sadly, others are, well, out to lunch.

School Libraries

Retiring school librarians represent over 200 years of combined expertise
With feelings of both celebration and regret we arrive at the time of year when we bid farewell to the friends and colleagues among us who are entering the well-deserved world of retirement.

Students at Deubrook use their library.Deubrook spreads the word about School Library Month
Deubrook school librarian Marilyn Mendenhall says, “I like to promote libraries and very few people even realize that April is special to us. So I tell them!”

Trends & More

Promote your library services with social media
How do you get the word out about library news and events? Traditional methods still work, but social media gives you new ways to promote your library.

More resources in the news
Net Cetera: Chatting with Kids about Being Online; Florida State, Rutgers and Syracuse lead school library research

What is Library Development reading?
Scary, Gross, and Enlightening Books for Boys, Grades 3-12 by Deborah Ford (2010) as reviewed by Jasmine Rockwell.

Why Didn’t I Think of That?

Elkton Community Library's Jumpathon. Photo taken by Robin Mulvey, Elkton Record.Elkton Community Library’s Jumpathon completes 25 years
By Sherry Bauman, Elkton Community Library Director

Centerville parades books for National Library Week
The Centerville Community/School Library celebrated National Library Week with a parade in the library.

Laptops become a listening center at Humboldt
Students love the new listening center at the K-5 Humboldt Elementary Library.

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