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March 2010
Volume 2, Issue 3

Check Your Calendars!!

One Book South Dakota
throughout 2010

SD Public Library Survey
February 1- March 31, 2010

Prairie Bud & Pasque voting deadline
March 15, 2010

PLA National Conference
March 23-27, 2010

YARP voting deadline
March 31, 2010

School Library Month
April 1-30, 2010

SD School Library Survey
April 1- May 31, 2010

National Library Week
April 11-17, 2010

National Library Workers Day
April 13, 2010


Featured e-Resources of the Month
SIRS Discoverer, SIRS Issues Researcher, and ProQuest offer full-text online articles on a wide range of topics for research projects

Continuing Education Alert
Highlighting March Online Learning Opportunities


Continuing Education

March Continuing Education Opportunities

Library Training Institute 2010
June 6-11, 2010; Northern State University, Aberdeen

Coordinated by the South Dakota State Library, the Library Training Institute is a four-year program of continuing education for library practitioners, support staff and trustees of small public libraries. No prior formal library science education, or previous college attendance, is required to attend.

Registration deadline is April 5. For more information and to register go to: library.sd.gov/forlibrarians/institute.

 

Library Challenge: Electronic Resources Edition
February 22 - May 7; online
More Information

 

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April Archives

March 2

  • Heritage Quest
    (11:00-1:00 pm CT; online webinar)
    More Information

  • Beyond Subject Headings: Adding Appeal to the Art of Suggesting Books (Library Journal)
    (1:00-2:00 pm CT; 12:00-1:00 pm MT; online webinar)
    Readers’ advisory pioneer Joyce Saricks created an appeal vocabulary to help her and her staff find the best books to suggest to the readers at the Downers Grove (IL) Public Library. Learn how you can use storyline, pacing, characterization, frame/setting, style/language and mood/tone to find the books that are just right for your readers.
    More Information (Library Journal)

 

March 3

  • SIRS Issues Researcher
    (12:00-1:00 pm CT; 11:00 am-12:00 pm MT; online webinar)
    More Information

  • SIRS Discoverer: Educator Tools
    (2:00-3:00 pm CT; 1:00-2:00 pm MT; online webinar)
    More Information

 

March 5

  • New Public Library Survey Webinar
    (9-10 am CT; 8-9 am MT; online webinar)
    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.
    More Information

 

March 9

  • SIRS Discoverer: Educator Tools
    (10:00-10:45 am CT; 9:00-9:45 am MT; online webinar)
    More Information

 

March 10

  • TechAtlas for Libraries – Introduction to Inventory Tools (WebJunction)
    (12:00 am-1:00 pm CT; 11:00 am-12:00 pm MT; online webinar)
    Join us as we explore the technology inventory tool features in Web Junction’s free resource, TechAtlas for Libraries.
    More Information (WebJunction)

  • Heritage Quest
    (12:00-2:00 pm CT; online webinar)
    More Information

 

March 12

  • College of DuPage Teleconference: Information Literacy Education: a National Overview
    (11:00 am-12:30 pm CT; 10:00-11:30 am MT; teleconference)
    The teleconference will give a background briefing on the working standards and assessments for national literacy and open a dialog on what librarians can do to strengthen efforts to encourage and build information literacy efforts not only in your own library, but in concert with your colleagues around the country.
    More Information

  • World Book for Schools
    (1:00-2:00 pm CT; 12:00–1:00 pm MT; online webinar)
    More Information

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

 

March 16

  • World Book Online Public Library Edition
    (10:00 -11:00 am CT; 9:00-10:00 am MT; online webinar)
    More Information

  • Implementing an Online Help Desk - Event Tracker (WebJunction)
    (1:00-2:00 pm CT; 12:00 am -1:00 pm MT; online webinar)
    Event Tracker is a tool within WebJunction’s free set of tools called TechAtlas for Libraries which allows users to create an online "help desk" so they can track all of the requests and solutions to computer troubles in the library.
    More Information (WebJunction)

 

March 17

  • Digitization Basics: A RACE Webinar
    (3-4 pm CT; online webinar)
    Stacia McGourty, South Dakota State Library’s Digital Librarian, will be presenting the very basics of digitization including terminology, equipment and ContentDM.
    More Information

 

March 19

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

 

March 22

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

 

March 24

  • Technology Planning Workshops
    (9:00 am -4:00 pm CT; Sioux Falls; On-Site/In-Person Training)
    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.
    More Information

  • Let's Get Social: Twitter (OPAL)
    (11:30 am-1:00 pm CT; 10:30-12:00 am MT; online webinar)
    Join your library colleagues for a series of lunchtime programs on various aspects of online social networking.
    More Information (OPAL)

 

March 26

  • Technology Planning Workshops
    (9am -4 pm MT; Rapid City; On-Site/In-Person Training)
    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.
    More Information

 

March 30

  • Library Images and Video: Engage, Inspire and Tell your Story (WebJunction)
    (1:00-2:00 pm CT; 12:00 -1:00 pm MT; online webinar)
    In this entertaining and heartwarming presentation you will learn how two librarians teamed up to advocate more effectively (and boldly) while staying true to the personality of the communities, the libraries and the staff they serve.
    More Information (WebJunction)

 

March 31

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

 


April

  • New School Library Survey Webinar
    April 20 and 27
    Join School Library Coordinators Lee Crary and Joan Upell for an overview of the new School Library Survey.

 


Archived Learning Opportunities

  • WebJunction
    WebJunction provides monthly webinars on a variety of topics. Webinars will be archived for several months following an event.
    www.webjunction.org

  • OPAL
    Online programming for All Libraries (OPAL) provides a wide variety of programming topics.
    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.
    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.
    www.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.
    www.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.
    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.
    www.openeyegroup.com

 

continuing education, webinar

 

 

 


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