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April 2011, Volume 3, Issue 4

Continuing Education Alert


Check Your Calendars!!

School Library Month
April 1-30

National Poetry Month
April 1-30

School Library Survey
April 1- May 18

Money Smart Week
April 2-9


South Dakota Library Week

April 10-16

National Library Week
April 10-16

National Preservation Week
April 24-30

El día de los niños / El día de los libros
Children's Day/ Book Day
April 30

Children's Book Week
May 2-8


Featured e-Resources of the Month
Ancestry releases new interface and other genealogy news


Continued Education

 

Project Compass — SD Libraries helping Job Seekers

This four-hour in-person training will show you free resources at your fingertips and help you find solutions to obstacles in helping job seeking patrons and identify community networking partners. It will improve your ability to help job seekers define their goals, search and apply for jobs, and increase their job readiness.

  • April 11: Dell Rapids
  • April 12: Aberdeen
  • April 13: Sisseton
  • April 14: Sturgis
  • April 19: Pierre

 

 

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More CE Events

 


April 4

 

 

April 5

  • SIRS Issues Researcher
    (3:30 – 4:30 pm CT; 2:30 – 3:30 pm MT; online webinar)
  • ProQuest My Research
    (10:00 – 11:00 am CT; 9:00 -10:00 am MT; online webinar)
  • Decoding the Writing of 39 Clues
    (12:00 - 1:00 pm CT; 11:00 - 12:00 pm MT; online webinar)
    Join us Live as we explore the traits of writing with the authors from 39 Clues and special appearance by Rick Riordan. Learn about the traits of writing, ideas, organization plus much more…

 

 

April 6

 

 

April 7

  • Introduction to the New ProQuest Platform
    (9:00 – 10:00 am CT; 8:00 -9:00 am MT; online webinar)
  • World Book for Schools
    (10:00 – 11:00 am CT; 9:00 -10:00 am MT; online webinar)
  • Tackling Tough Topics in Books for Youth
    (1:00 - 2:00 pm CT; 12:00 – 1:00 pm MT; online webinar)
    Finding ways to talk to children and teens about tough issues, from the Holocaust to contemporary racism, can be daunting. Booklist YA editor Gillian Engberg hosts a panel discussing high-quality youth literature that can help young people expand their awareness and start discussions on challenging subjects.

 

 

April 8

 

 

April 11

 

 

April 12

  • Project Compass – SD Libraries helping Job Seekers
    (Aberdeen, Alexander Mitchell Public Library)
    This 4-hour in-person training will show you free resources at your fingertips and help you find solutions to obstacles in helping job seeking patrons and identify community networking partners.
  • Teen Literature Update 2011
    (2:00 - 3:00 pm CT; 1:00 - 2:00 pm MT; online webinar)
    What's the latest thing in YA literature? Who are the emerging authors, and the ones falling out of favor? What are the best resources for evaluating books for YAs? Are graphic novels just comic books in disguise? Is reading online really reading?
  • Introduction to the New ProQuest Platform
    (12:00 – 1:00 pm CT; 11:00 am – 12:00 pm MT; online webinar)

 

 

April 13

 

 

April 14

  • Project Compass – SD Libraries helping Job Seekers
    (Sturgis Public Library)
    This 4-hour in-person training will show you free resources at your fingertips and help you find solutions to obstacles in helping job seeking patrons and identify community networking partners.
  • ProQuest New Platform FAQs
    (10:00 – 11:00 am CT; 9:00 -10:00 am MT; online webinar)
  • Creating a Web Presence for Every Library
    (1:00 pm – 2:00 pm CT; 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm MT; online webinar)
    The OCLC Innovation Lab has devised a new project to offer a simple, low-cost way for any library to launch a template-based website that would include the ability to edit content, provide maps, news and events, and a simple item inventory system.
  • Inside Out: a Sneak Peek at Gale World Scholar from the Advisors Who Helped Guide It
    (2:00 - 3:00 pm CT; 1:00 - 2:00 pm MT; online webinar)
    What if you were charged with guiding the design of a never-before-seen resource? How would you organize centuries of content? What kind of experience would you want for researchers? The editorial advisors of the new Gale World Scholar took on that very task, with remarkable results. Get a first look at a one-of-a-kind innovation that will have you rethinking how regional studies are approached.

 

 

April 15

 

 

April 18

  • SIRS Discoverer
    (2:00 – 3:00 pm CT; 1:00 – 2:00 pm MT; online webinar)

 

 

April 19

 

 

April 20

 

 

April 21

 

 

April 25

 

 

April 26

 

 

April 27

  • Serving Two Masters: Physical and Virtual Services in the Academic Library
    (1:00 - 2:00 pm CT; 12:00 - 1:00 pm; online webinar)
    How can academic libraries keep themselves at the center of their institution when it is everywhere? With both physical and virtual students and faculty, the library must provide a variety of access points and do some serious marketing to get these groups engaged with the services and resources it offers, digitally and in print, for information and for entertainment.

 

 

April 28

 

 

May, 2011

  • Reference to the Rescue
    May 5 (2:00 - 3:00 pm CT; 1:00 - 2:00 pm MT; online webinar)
    This RACE webinar will be taught by Brenda Hemmelman the Research/ Government Publications Librarian for the SDSL. Watch for more information and the registration on the website.

 

 

 

 

 

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