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October 2010
Volume 2, Issue 10

Continuing Education Alert

Check Your Calendars!!

National Reading Group month
October, 2010

National Friends of Libraries Week
October 17-23, 2010

Teen Read Week
October 17-23, 2010

National Novel Writing Month
November, 2010

Native American Heritage Month
November, 2010

National Gaming Day
November 13, 2010

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In This Month's Issue

Library Headlines

Library Snapshot Day LogoSouth Dakota Library Snapshot Day is October 31- November 6
Do you know how many reference questions were asked last week? How about how many materials were checked out? Could you tell someone how many people attended your gardening program?

October Continuing Education Opportunities

Children's & YA Services

It’s time to encourage Prairie Bud and Prairie Pasque reading
With the goal of encouraging children to become enthusiastic, discriminating readers, the South Dakota Children’s Book Awards challenge students in grades K-5 to read and vote for their favorite book of the year.

YARP/Teen Choice Book Awards kicks off with Teen Read Week
October 17-23 is Teen Read Week and to get things going right, promote the 2010/2011 Teen Choice Book Awards from YARP.

Call for 2012 CSLP Summer Reading Program Manual Ideas
CSLP is the national organization that produces the summer reading program manuals you get each year.

SDSL Collection Highlights: Sitting Bull
Did you know that the State Library’s non-fiction collection includes a wonderful section of juvenile titles on Sitting Bull?

Featured eResources of the Month

Shake your family tree with AncestryLibrary and HeritageQuestAncestry Library
Heritage Quest

You’re named after your great-uncle, and you’d like to know if you have his traits. The answer may be only a few clicks away in State Library genealogy electronic resources.

Grant Opportunities

EBSCO Excellence in Small and/or Rural Library Service Award

Romance Writers of America Library Grant

BWI Summer Reading Program Grant

Sara Jaffarian School Library Program Award for Exemplary Humanities Programming

Build-A-Bear Literacy and Education Grants

In Focus: Quynn Verhelst

Quynn VerhelstMeet the Administrative Assistant at the State Library

Library Development

Tribal colleges receive Tribal College Initiative Grant
Sisseton Wahpeton College, Sinte Gleska University and Oglala Lakota College have each received a Tribal College Initiative Grant through the USDA.

SD Division of Securities sponsors essay contest for high school seniors
South Dakota high school seniors have a chance to win big money via a contest sponsored by the South Dakota Division of Securities.

Book Cover: The Complete Library Trustee HandbookBoard Talk: The Complete Library Trustee Handbook will wow you
A review of a library handbook by Sally Gardner Reed and Jillian Kalonick.

School Libraries

School Library Standards Task Force invites comments on revisions
A School Library Task Force was formed in early 2010 to study and update the 2004 South Dakota School Library Standards in relation to best school library practices and national initiatives.

Mid-Central receives Improving Literacy Through School Libraries funding
Ten districts in the Mid-Central Educational Cooperative will share a total of $317,408 from the 2010/2011 Improving Literacy Through School Libraries federal grant program.

Lights… Camera… Action! Enter the 20th Annual South Dakota Student Media Fair!
Encourage students in your school to explore the possibilities of communications through audiovisual media productions and participate in the South Dakota Student Media Fair.

Librarian Peggy McLellan at Eagle Butte Upper Elementary SchoolEagle Butte Upper Elementary adds to services and collections
Eagle Butte Upper Elementary School Library completes the trio of school libraries from the Improving Literacy Through School Libraries federal grant program.

Trends & More

Household products and your health
More and more patrons want to know the environmental and personal health effects of household products.

What is Library Development reading?
Jane Healy reviews Using Technology to Improve Adolescent Writing: Digital Make-Overs for Writing Lessons.

Why Didn't I Think of That?

Five quick tips to use in any library

Teens in Lead Rockin' up the Library.Teen gaming success extended at Hearst Library in Lead
Melissa Reinhardt, Phoebe Apperson Hearst Library, focused one of her goals to increasing the number of teens in the library. She started with Teen Gaming.

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