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January 2011, Volume 3, Issue 1

Continuing Education Alert

Check Your Calendars!!

ALA Midwinter Meeting
January 7-11

Public Library Survey
February 1-March 31

2011 National African American Read-in
February 1-28

Read Across America Day
March 2

Teen Tech Week
March 6-12

School Library Month

School Library Survey
April 1-May 18

National Library Week
April 10-16

South Dakota Library Week
April 10-16

National D.E.A.R. Day
April 12

National Preservation Week
April 24-30

Featured e-Resources of the Month
Plunge into ProQuest's New Platform

Continuing Education


Library Challenge: Electronic Resources Edition 3

Are you up to the Challenge? Join us for the winter edition of the State Library Electronic Resources Challenge! It all happens online from January 17 through April 1 at

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More CE Events


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  • Mind Body Spirit Spring Announcements 2011
    (2:00 - 3:00 pm CT; 1:00 - 2:00 pm MT; online webinar)
    Mind Body Spirit publishing has expanded from a specialist niche to one of the fastest growing non-fiction genres. Readers and listeners can now find their favorite titles and top interests available in a variety of formats.
  • SIRS Issues Researcher
    (12:00 - 1:00 pm CT; 11:00 am – 12:00 pm MT; online webinar)
  • ProQuest My Research Tool
    (12:00 - 1:00 pm CT; 11:00 am – 12:00 pm MT; online webinar)

January 14

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January 19

January 20

  • A RACE Webinar: Ready, Set, Go!
    (10:00-11:00 am CT; 9:00-10:00 am MT; online webinar)
    Operation: Military Kids! is offering this Ready, Set, Go! Training to help prepare and increase the understanding of non-military youth workers, educators, counselors, and other community members as to the effects deployment has on children, on families, and on the community as a whole.
  • ProQuest Administrator Module
    (12:00 - 1:00 pm CT; 11:00 am – 12:00 pm MT; online webinar)

January 25

January 26

    (11:00 am - 12:00 pm CT; 10:00 – 11:00 am MT; online webinar)
  • ProQuest My Research Tool
    (12:00 - 1:00 pm CT; 11:00 am – 12:00 pm MT; online webinar)

January 27

  • Introduction to the New ProQuest Platform
    (11:00 am – 12:00 pm CT; 10:00 – 11:00 am MT; online webinar)
  • Understanding Unemployment Insurance and Its Impact on Your Library Customers
    (1:00 - 2:00 pm CT; 12:00 – 1:00 pm MT; online webinar)
    One simple change in library hours can have an unexpected impact on a large number of library patrons: Unemployment Insurance (UI) customers. In this webinar, we will be joined by an Unemployment Insurance Specialist from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, who will explain how the service works.
  • Libraries are Essential: Providing Core Services for Readers
    (11:00 am – 12:00 pm CT; 10:00 – 11:00 am MT; online webinar)
    Libraries are often a community hub, the place where everyone is welcome and where everyone can not only find the information they need, but also seek solace and support. This is the first of a three-part series of webcasts on the essentialness of libraries.

Archived Opportunities

WebJunction provides monthly webinars on a variety of topics. Webinars will be archived for several months following an event.

OPAL (Online Programming for All Libraries)
Online programming for All Libraries (OPAL) provides a wide variety of programming topics.

SirsiDynix Institute
SirsiDynix provides free access to industry-leading speakers and events. Their mission is to support librarianship and advance the work of librarians around the world.

Infopeople provides training for the California State Library. Although the training they provide is for California libraries, they do allow free access to their archived webinars.

Foundation Center
The Foundation Center provides free short web-based training courses (webinars) on foundation fundraising, proposal writing, and all that goes into getting the grants you need.

BCR (Bibliographic Center for Research)
BCR is a multistate library cooperative based in Denver. Although the training they provide is for member libraries, they do allow free access to their Friday Forums.

Open Eye
Two hour-long courses, Building Accountability Into your Team and Activating Your Programs Strategy and Evaluation that were recorded in November 2009 are directed towards managers and directors in nonprofit organizations who would like to learn strategies for increasing accountability amongst their team members.




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