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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

Continuing Education

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October 5

  • Programs That Will Get Teens Involved!
    (10:00 -11:00 am CT; 9:00 -10:00 am MT; online webinar)
    Valerie Jensen of the Chambers County Library System (Texas) will share logistics and best practices that will ensure the success of your teen programs - including how to involve teens in planning and hosting.
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October 6

  • Learning Express Library
    (11:00 am – 12:00 pm CT; 10:00 – 11:00 am MT; online webinar)
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  • Gadget Checklist 2010: For Library Staff, Users and Our Future
    (1:00 - 2:00 pm CT; 12:00 - 1:00 pm MT; online webinar)
    Do you need a gadgets orientation covering types, brands, features, functionality and answers to why gadgets are so popular with your patrons? Michael Porter will present a checklist-filled session also covering how users are consuming and accessing content on gadgets and how libraries are purchasing and lending gadgets to host this content.
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  • Free "e-Strategy for Your Nonprofit"
    (2:00 - 3:30 pm CT; 1:00 - 2:30 pm MT: online webinar)
    This webinar will 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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October 7

  • Empowering Your Board to Succeed in Fundraising
    (12:00 - 1:00 pm CT; 11:00 am -12:00 pm MT; online webinar)
    Leadership is the key to raising money for your nonprofit organization. When Board members understand their responsibility and have professional training and support anything is possible.
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  • Inside the Discovery Difference: Why Library Staff & Students Love Web-Scale
    (1:00 - 2:00 pm CT; 12:00 -1:00 pm MT; webcast)
    The Summon™ web-scale discovery service recently marked the milestone of serving 100 client libraries in just over a year since its commercial launch. Topics will include customization, metadata mapping, and usage statistics-covered by those closest to this groundbreaking technology, in design and in implementation. Participants can have their specific questions answered at the end of the webcast.
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  • Easy to be Free: Creating a Smart Wireless Network for Your Library
    (1:00 - 2:00 pm CT; 12:00 - 1:00 pm MT; online webinar)
    Wireless networks add big value to your library with a small investment in time and staff. This session will serve as a basic primer on wireless networks, including how to create, manage and service a network for your library and provide you with expert advice on creating and managing a wireless network.
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October 12

  • Silver Surfers in Cyberspace: Technology Training for Seniors
    (10:00 -11:00 am CT: 9:00 -10:00 am MT; online webinar)
    Tips and tricks for teaching senior citizens how to use computers and technology to improve their lives
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  • SIRS Discoverer Webfind: Educator Tools
    (10:30 – 11:30 am CT; 9:30 – 10:30 am MT; online webinar)
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  • Technology Planning for Libraries
    (12:00 - 1:00 pm CT; 11:00 am - 12:00 pm MT; online webinar)
    In this webinar, we'll look at the planning process including creating goals and objectives all the way through budgeting your expenses in a plan. Because so many libraries are writing technology plans as part of their participation in the E-rate program, we'll hear specific tips and reminders to help navigate through the program requirements.
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October 14

  • Heritage Quest
    (11:00 am - 1:00 pm CT; 10:00 am – 12:00 pm MT; online webinar)
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October 15

  • World Book Online Public Library Edition
    (11:00 am – 12:00 pm CT; 10:00 – 11:00 am MT; online webinar)
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October 19

  • SIRS Issues Researcher: Educator Tools
    (12:00 – 12:45 pm CT; 11:00 – 11:45 am MT; online webinar)
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  • Dealing with the Difficult Patrons
    (1:00 - 2:00 pm CT; 12:00 -1:00 pm MT; online webinar)
    Library staff will learn to handle difficult patrons, resolve issues or problems quickly and efficiently and retain customer loyalty throughout.
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  • Reaching Reluctant Readers: Using High-Interest Fiction to Engage and Inspire
    (1:00 - 2:00 pm CT; 12:00 -1:00 pm MT; online webinar)
    Students can be reluctant readers for many reasons and using fiction and independent reading to engage them can be a great way to bring them into the wider community. This hour-long presentation will focus on hands-on tips for both school and public librarians and will touch on the research behind the benefits of using fiction in the classroom.
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  • World Book for Schools
    (2:00 – 3:00 pm CT; 1:00 – 2:00 pm MT; online webinar)
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October 20

  • The Importance of Major Giving to Your Fundraising
    (1:00 – 2:00 pm CT; 12:00 -1:00 pm MT; webcast)
    Learn how to fill the gap in your fundraising pyramid.
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October 21

  • SIRS Issues Researcher
    (3:00 – 4:00 pm CT; 2:00 - 3:00 pm MT; online webinar)
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October 22

  • SIRS Issues Researcher
    (3:00 – 4:00 pm CT; 2:00 - 3:00 pm MT; online webinar)
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October 26

  • LIFE in the Library: Events to Build Community
    (2:00 - 3:15 pm CT; 1:00 - 2:15 pm MT; online webinar)
    Join Claire Gunnels for an engaging and interactive hour packed with ideas, stories, caveats, tips and tricks on how to develop your own branded event on a budget. Discover the basic principles that can be transferred to ANY type of programming.
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  • SIRS Discoverer
    (2:00 – 3:00 pm CT; 1:00 – 2:00 pm MT; online webinar)
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Upcoming November Events

Help Job Seekers at Your Library—Project Compass SD
Where can your patrons find up-to-date résumé help? What resources help patrons prepare for careers? How can patrons navigate the maze of unemployment benefits?

Answers to these questions and others will be discussed at 4-hour in-person trainings at 9 sites across the state in early November. Learn about free resources at your fingertips to help job seeking patrons and identify community networking partners. This training will improve your ability to help job seekers define their goals, search and apply for jobs, and increase their job readiness. Registration is now open! Who is this for? Library directors, staff, volunteers, and community partners who assist job seekers, such as Job Service, SCORE, and others. Invite them, take the training, and build a strong job-seekers program in your area.

For dates, times, places and registration, see:

If you have questions or need more information, contact Kathleen Slocum, SD State Library Continuing Education Coordinator, at 605-773-8438, or by email.

November 9's RACE Webinar
Sneak Peek of the New SDSL Web site!

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