February 2011, Volume 3, Issue 2
Check Your Calendars!!
Public Library Survey
February 1-March 31
2011 National African American Read-in
Read Across America Day
Teen Tech Week
ACRL 2011 Conference
March 30-April 2
School Library Month
School Library Survey
April 1-May 18
National D.E.A.R. Day
National Library Week
South Dakota Library Week
National Preservation Week
Featured e-Resources of the Month
Electronic Resources help History Day research
Children's and Y A Services
Caldecott, Newbery, YALSA 2011 awards announced
The 2011 ALA Media Awards, which consist of 11 ALSC awards and six YALSA literary awards were announced last month at the ALA Mid-Winter Conference. Check out the newest honorees and winners on the ALSC website and the YALSA website.
Dealing with challenges to graphic novels
ALA has created a tip sheet to help librarians through challenges to graphic novels. While a challenge to a graphic novel may seem the same as a challenge to any other type of book, there can be problems not regularly encountered because of the power of images. Read more about this document on the YALSA Blog: Thinking Big about… Graphic Novels.
After-school Partnership launches new website
The South Dakota After-school Partnership promotes quality, out-of-school programming for all South Dakota school-age children and youth. The Partnership has launched a website to provide information to parents, after-school professionals and advocates. This website is the go-to source for information on after-school in South Dakota and includes a directory to link users to services in their region. Check it out at sdafterschool.org!