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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


Continuing Education

Library Challenge: Electronic Resources Edition 2

Are you up to the Challenge? Join us for the summer edition of the State Library Electronic Resources Challenge! It all happens online from June 28 through September 10.
More Information

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June 1

  • Power to the User: Interactive Online Reference Sources (Booklist)
    (1:00 – 2:00 pm CT; 12:00 -1:00 pm MT; online webinar)
    Translation tools, visual search, mobile applications—these are just a few of the features that let the user interact with reference databases in new ways. Don’t miss this look at some of the features that are shaping the next generation of online reference sources. More Information.

June 3

  • SIRS Discoverer WebFind: Educator Tools
    (9:00 – 9:30 am CT; 8:00 – 8:30 am MT; online webinar)
    More Information.

  • Re-tooling Frontline Staff with E-government Resources (WebJunction)
    (12:00 – 1:00 pm CT; 11:00 am – 12:00 MT; online webinar)
    Knowing how to find and use E-government resources is critical for patrons who need access to information related to unemployment, food stamps, Medicaid, tax forms, health and housing; and many people are asking their public library to help them navigate this information. More Information.

  • Proquest Research Library
    (1:00 – 2:00 pm CT; 12:00 – 1:00 pm MT; online webinar)
    More Information.

June 8

  • SIRS Discoverer
    (12:00 – 12:30 pm CT; 11:00 – 11:30 am MT; online webinar)
    More Information.

  • Now Hear This: Audiobooks A-Z (Booklist)
    (2:00 – 3:00 pm CT; 1:00 – 2:00 pm MT; online webinar)
    Booklist Media editor Sue-Ellen Beauregard will be joined by audiobook expert Mary Burkey, as well as representatives from Books on Tape/Listening Library and others. More Information.

June 10

  • World Book Online Public Library Edition
    (10:30 - 11:30 am CT; 9:30 – 10:30 am MT; online webinar)
    More Information.

  • Building an Online Learning Community in Your State (WebJunction)
    (12:00 - 1:00 pm CT; 11:00 am – 12:00 MT; online webinar)
    Come and hear how a group of Maryland library staff known as Merlin Community Builders created a collaborative, online space where Maryland library staff can participate and contribute ideas, information, and content. Hear about the triumphs and challenges in creating this learning resource. More Information.

  • SIRS Issues Researcher
    (2:00 -3:00 pm CT; 1:00 – 2:00 pm MT; online webinar)
    More Information.

June 11

  • Ancestry Library
    (11:00 am – 1:00 pm CT; 10:00 am – 12:00 pm MT; online webinar)
    More Information.

June 15

  • SIRS Issues Researcher: Educator Tools
    (12:00 – 12:30 pm CT; 11:00 – 11:30 am MT; online webinar)
    More Information.

June 16

  • Foundation Funding (Talisman & Associates)
    (1:00 - 2:00 pm CT; 12:00 – 1:00 pm MT; online webcast)
    Review the how-to's of foundation research, cultivation and solicitation. The discussion will include private, public and corporate foundations and the differences between them, as well as outreach methods. More Information.

  • Creating Inviting Low Cost Teen Spaces (Infopeople)
    (2:00 – 3:00 pm CT; 1:00 – 2:00 pm MT; online webinar)
    Graffiti, anime, slam poetry, WII? Is your service to teens outdated or non-existent? Want to create a space that captures the attention of teens? No space and no money? . More Information.

June 23

  • How to Approach a Foundation (Foundation Center)
    (12:00 – 1:00 pm CT; 11:00 am – 12:00 MT; online webinar )
    Information will cover strategies for effective communications with grantmakers, taking you through initial contact to what happens after you receive funding. You will learn how to initiate contact with potential funders; plan calls and meetings; communicate during and after a grant decision; and, ultimately, how to build lasting partnerships with grantmakers. More Information.

  • Heritage Quest
    (12:00 – 2:00 pm CT; 11:00 am – 1:00 pm MT; online webinar)
    More Information.

June 24

  • Proposal Budgeting Basics (Foundation Center)
    (12:00 – 1:00 pm CT; 11:00 am – 12:00 MT; online webinar)
    Information will be geared to the novice grantseeker and will answer budgeting questions such as: What kinds of expenses are covered under "personnel"? What types of expenses can be included in the "overhead" category? What is the relationship between the budget for your project and the overall budget for your nonprofit organization? More Information.

June 29

  • Introduction to Fundraising Planning (Foundation Center)
    (2:00 – 3:00 pm CT; 1:00 – 2:00 pm MT; online webinar)
    A successful nonprofit organization needs to cultivate multiple revenue streams through sound financial planning. If your organization has never developed a fundraising plan or calendar, this hour-long session is for you. It provides an overview of the process of strategically thinking through the components of a fundraising plan. More Information.

  • Ancestry Library
    (2:00 – 4:00 pm CT; 1:00 – 3:00 pm MT; online webinar)
    More Information.

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Archived Learning Opportunities

WebJunction
WebJunction provides monthly webinars on a variety of topics. Webinars will be archived for several months following an event. More Information

OPAL
Online programming for All Libraries (OPAL) provides a wide variety of programming topics. More Information

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. More Information

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. More Information

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. More Information

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. More Information

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. More Information

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