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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

In this month's issue

Early Bird with Worm

School Library Survey “Early Bird” awardees

Congratulations and thank you Early Bird school libraries! The following districts were the first seven to submit and lock their 2009-2010 School Library Survey:

  • Andes Central 11-1
  • Loneman School 65307
  • Plankinton 01-1
  • Wall 51-5
  • White Lake 01-3
  • Wilmot 54-7
  • Zion Lutheran – Rapid City 51304

Each of these districts will receive a copy of the PBS “Liberty or Death” DVD for their early efforts in helping the State Library to collect this important data. The deadline for all survey submissions is May 31.


Black Hills Area Rural Librarians get-together

The third meeting of the Black Hills Rural Librarians was hosted by the Sturgis Public Library on March 15. The purpose of the group is to discuss issues relevant to serving rural communities and to share programming ideas. Daria Bossman, Assistant State Librarian, gave a wonderful presentation entitled “Getting Out of the Box – Becoming an Essential Service for our Communities” and promoted other State Library services. Julie Erickson was also on hand to answer questions about the databases and training opportunities. Paula DeMars, Hill City Library Director and President-Elect of SDLA, led a discussion concerning planning the 2011 SDLA Convention in Spearfish. Lunch was provided by the Sturgis Friends of the Library. The group has previously met at Hill City and Hot Springs; the June meeting will be in Spearfish. The meetings conclude with library tours and the customary “fireplace” picture.

Black Hills Area Rural Librarians

Librarians pictured are: Amber Wilde, Cindy Messenger, Cyndie Harlan, Daria Bossman, Glynda Smith, Jane Abernathy, Julie Erickson, Julie Moore Peterson, Marguerite Cullum, Marjorie DeJong, Pat Engebretson, Patricia Ball, Paula DeMars, Rea Weyrich, Stephanie Brewer, Vicki Anderson and Wanda Nelson.


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