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May 2010
Volume 2, Issue 5

Continuing Education Alert

Check Your Calendars!!

One Book South Dakota
throughout 2010

Choose Privacy Week
May 2-8, 2010

Preservation Week
May 9-15, 2010

Children’s Book Week
May 10-16, 2010

SD School Library Survey
Deadline May 31, 2010

ALA Annual Conference
June 24-29, 2010


Summer Boredom Buster

World Book Logo


Continuing Education Opportunities

Library Challenge Wrap Up: Electronic Resources Edition
February 22 - May 7; online
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Archives June

 


May 3

  • SIRS Issues Researcher
    (2:00 – 3:00 pm CT; 1:00 – 2:00 pm MT; online webinar)
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  • Can You Hear Me Now: How to Make a Podcast
    (9:00 am CT - Noon; Sioux Falls)
    Presented by Max Anderson, Technology Coordinator for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) these classes are part of a series of four classes held May 3 & 4 in Sioux Falls and May 6 & 7 in Rapid City. If you wish to take more than one class, you must register for each class separately.
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  • Screencasting: Creating Online Tutorials
    (1:00 - 5:00 pm CT; Sioux Falls)
    Presented by Max Anderson, Technology Coordinator for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) these classes are part of a series of four classes held May 3 & 4 in Sioux Falls and May 6 & 7 in Rapid City. If you wish to take more than one class, you must register for each class separately.
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May 4

  • From Snake Oil to Penicillin: Evaluating Consumer Health Information on the Internet
    (9:00 am CT - Noon; Sioux Falls)
    Presented by Samanthi Hewakapuge, Consumer Health Coordinator for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) these classes are part of a series of four classes held May 3 & 4 in Sioux Falls and May 6 & 7 in Rapid City. If you wish to take more than one class, you must register for each class separately.
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  • SIRS Discoverer
    (11:00 am – 12:00 pm CT; 10:00 – 11:00 am MT; online webinar)
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  • Video in the Library: Trends and Best Practices (Library Journal)
    (1:00 – 2:00 pm CT; 12:00 – 1:00 pm MT; online webinar)
    "Discovery" is a hot topic these days, as libraries everywhere look for ways to increase collection usage, improve user experience, and raise the profile and value of the library.
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  • Healthy Aging at Your Library
    (1:00 - 5:00 pm CT; Sioux Falls)
    Presented by Samanthi Hewakapuge, Consumer Health Coordinator for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) these classes are part of a series of four classes held May 3 & 4 in Sioux Falls and May 6 & 7 in Rapid City. If you wish to take more than one class, you must register for each class separately.
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  • SIRS Issues Researcher: Educator Tools
    (2:00 – 2:30 pm CT; 1:00 – 1:30 pm MT; online webinar)
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  • George & Joan on Successful Middle Management (Infopeople)
    (2:00-3:00 pm CT; 1:00-2:00 pm MT; online webcast)
    In all but the smallest institutions, middle managers—department heads, branch managers, project coordinators, team leaders, and committee chairs—hold the key to whether a library will be successful in realizing its vision.
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  • AncestryLibrary
    (2:00 – 4:00 pm CT; 1:00 – 3:00 pm MT; online webinar)
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May 5

  • HeritageQuest
    (9:00 – 11:00 am CT; 8:00 – 10:00 am MT; online webinar)
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  • Accidental Leadership with George Needham (WebJunction)
    (1:00 – 2:00 pm CT; 12:00 – 1:00 pm MT; online webinar)
    Leadership may not be something every library staff member aspires to, but in many cases, leadership is thrust upon the accidental leader unexpectedly. How do you find the internal and external resources you need to lead?
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May 6

  • Can You Hear Me Now: How to Make a Podcast
    (9:00 am MT - Noon; Rapid City)
    Presented by Max Anderson, Technology Coordinator for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) these classes are part of a series of four classes held May 3 & 4 in Sioux Falls and May 6 & 7 in Rapid City. If you wish to take more than one class, you must register for each class separately.
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  • Reference: The Missing Link in Discovery (Library Journal)
    (1:00 - 2:00 pm CT; 12:00-1:00 pm MT; online webcast)
    Reference has never been in greater demand, as witnessed by the rise in Wikipedia and the prominence of reference results in Google and other search engines. This lively panel discussion will look at the importance of helping users develop big picture and vocabulary contexts for their research.
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  • Screencasting: Creating Online Tutorials
    (1:00 - 5:00 pm MT; Rapid City)
    Presented by Max Anderson, Technology Coordinator for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) these classes are part of a series of four classes held May 3 & 4 in Sioux Falls and May 6 & 7 in Rapid City. If you wish to take more than one class, you must register for each class separately.
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  • Lexiles Part I: Instructional Collaboration for the School, Library and Home: a RACE Webinar
    (3:30 - 4:30 pm CT; 2:30 - 3:30 pm MT; online webinar)
    Lexile measures help educators, librarians and families to select books, articles and other materials that provide the right level of challenge for the reader’s skills and goals, and to monitor growth in reading ability. Join Marta Lemke, DOE Language Arts Specialist, and Joan Upell, School Library Coordinator, to learn more about Lexile basics and to share practical collaboration ideas.
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May 7

  • From Snake Oil to Penicillin: Evaluating Consumer Health Information on the Internet
    (9:00 am MT - Noon; Rapid City)
    Presented by Samanthi Hewakapuge, Consumer Health Coordinator for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) these classes are part of a series of four classes held May 3 & 4 in Sioux Falls and May 6 & 7 in Rapid City. If you wish to take more than one class, you must register for each class separately.
    More Information

  • Healthy Aging at Your Library
    (1:00 - 5:00 pm MT; Rapid City)
    Presented by Samanthi Hewakapuge, Consumer Health Coordinator for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) these classes are part of a series of four classes held May 3 & 4 in Sioux Falls and May 6 & 7 in Rapid City. If you wish to take more than one class, you must register for each class separately.
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May 12

  • World Book Web for Schools
    (2:00 – 3:00 pm CT; 1:00 – 2:00 pm MT; online webinar)
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  • SIRS Discoverer Webfind: Educator Tools
    (4:00 – 4:30 pm CT; 3:00 – 3:30 pm MT; online webinar)
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May 13

  • 21st Century Digital Knowledge Management: The Changing Role of the Media Specialist with Classroom Technology (School Library Journal)
    (1:00-2:00 pm CT; 12:00-1:00 pm MT; online webcast)
    Take a look at on the new role of the media specialist in creating, sourcing and managing new forms of digital knowledge resources such as interactive whiteboard Flipcharts and Notebooks, and how they can be digitally delivered in classroom instruction and for media center use.
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  • So You Are Thinking About a Building Project: a RACE Webinar
    (4:00 – 5:00 pm CT; 3:00 – 4:00 pm MT; online webinar)
    Are you considering a building project? Mike Mullin, director at Watertown Regional Library and Kathy Jacobs, director at Yankton Community Library provide tips in this session.
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  • SIRS Issues Researcher
    (5:30 – 6:30 pm CT; 4:30 – 5:30 pm MT; online webinar)
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May 14

  • After a Disaster: Saving & Salvaging Collection Materials & Artifacts
    Eighth Annual Deadwood Historic Preservation Symposium
    (10:00 am - 5:00 pm CT; 9:00 am to 4:00 pm MT; Deadwood, SD)
    This “hands-on” workshop will focus on post-disaster recovery strategies and salvage operations for various types of institutions including libraries, museums, visitor centers and archival repositories. Register for this special Symposium sponsored workshop with the Deadwood Historic Preservation Office at (605) 578-2082.
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May 18

  • Opportunity for All: the American Public Benefits from Library Internet Access (WebJunction)
    (12:00 - 1:00 pm CT; 11:00 am -12:00 pm MT; online webinar)
    Explore some of the ways that data collected about public access computer use can demonstrate the value of your services in the community and provide valuable information about the needs of your constituents.
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May 19

  • Digital Photo Management for Libraries (Infopeople)
    (2:00 - 3:00 pm CT; 1:00 - 2:00 pm MT; online webinar)
    Have digital photos? Now what? Discover online management services that can make organizing photo collections easier and learn about free web-based photo editing tools that can help you to fix those not-quite-right photos.
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May 20

  • The Future is Mobile: Is Your Library Ready? (OCLC and Library Journal)
    (12:00 – 3:00 pm CT; 11:00 am - 2:00 pm MT; online symposium)
    The future of information services and mobile technology is tightly intertwined. That's why OCLC and Library Journal have come together to present a free online symposium on the future of mobile.
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May 26

  • e-Strategy for Your Nonprofit (CharityFinders)
    (10:00-10:30 am CT; 9:00-9:30 am MT; online webinar)
    Learn how your nonprofit can develop and execute an Internet strategy to further its mission. Examine how nonprofits are using the Internet, how they'd like to be using the Internet, and how they should be using the Internet (but may be unaware of) – and how to bridge that significant gap easily and quickly.
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  • Digitization Basics: A RACE Webinar
    (3:00 - 4:00 pm CT; 2:00 - 3:00 pm MT; online webinar)
    This webinar led by Digital Initiatives Librarian Stacia McGourty will cover the basics of digitization including: what items can be digitized, an overview of digitization equipment, the vocabulary used, and resources available.
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May 28

  • AncestryLibrary
    (11:00 am – 1:00 pm CT; 10:00 am – 12:00 pm MT; online webinar)
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Upcoming June Events

  • Coming Soon! The Summer Edition of the
    Library Challenge: Electronic Resources Edition
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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.

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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21st Century, continuing education, digital services, health, Lexile, preservation, video, webinar

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