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September 2010
Volume 2, Issue 9

Continuing Education Alert


Check Your Calendars!!

Library Card Sign-up Month 2010
September, 2010

SDLA Annual Conference
September 22-24, 2010. Sioux Falls.

Festival of Books
September 24-26, 2010. Sioux Falls.

Banned Books Week: Celebrating the Freedom to Read
September 25 - October 2, 2010.

2010 Indian Education Summit
September 26-28, 2010

Teen Read Week
October 17-23, 2010

National Novel Writing Month
November, 2010

National Gaming Day
November 13, 2010


In This Month's Issue

Library Headlines

SWIM Scholars and mentors gather for summit
The SWIM Scholars and their mentors gathered at the State Library on August 3 for a lively informal summit.

Library Snapshot Day is coming, will you be ready?
Library Snapshot Day was developed by the American Library Association to provide a way for libraries of all types to show what happens in a single day at their library.

September Continuing Education Opportunities

Children's & YA Services

Hau Kola Teen Camp 2010
Hau Kola is a dedicated group of educators and teen volunteers from the Baltimore area that travels to South Dakota every summer to put on a series of learning camps.

Shampoo bottles make easy teen craft
Once again the YALSA blog comes through with another great idea.

Songs and rhymes that build readers
Story Blocks is a new Web site of one-minute videos of fingerplays with an early literacy tip integrated into each one.

Featured eResources of the Month

Use Learning Express Library for Back-to-School or Back-to-Work
With school bells ringing again across the state, students, teachers and librarians are back to learning. Let Learning Express Library assist your learning needs with skills improvement tests and courses in math, science, reading and writing for grades four through adult.

Grant Opportunities

Kids Need to Read

Baker and Taylor/YALSA Conference Grant

BWI/YALSA Collection Development Grant

In Focus: Sarah Easter

Meet the Administration Secretary at the State Library

Library Development

“Laugh and Learn” with SDSL staff at the 2010 SDLA Conference
Come and visit with the staff of the State Library during the SDLA conference.

Final discussion of Voluntary Public Librarian Certification Standards Revisions to be held at SDLA Conference
A task force has been meeting to revise the public librarian certification standards.

Project Compass: Help your community with career/job seeking training and resources
For nearly a year now some exciting collaboration has been taking place between IMLS and the State Library of North Carolina.

School Libraries

2009-2010 School Library Survey data ready for review
The State Library now has your school district library statistics available for access and comparisons.

Kids at the Dupree School Library's summer reading programSummer reading program expanded at Dupree School Library
Dupree School Library expanded and enhanced its annual summer reading program with thanks to the Improving Literacy through School Libraries grant.

Back-to-School ideas

Trends & More

Get a healthy dose of information
When your patrons need health information, MedlinePlus is just what the doctor ordered.

Smart phone apps librarians might want to know about
A look at ebook readers and other cool smart phone apps geared towards books and libraries.

More resources in the news


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