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July/ August 2011, Volume 3, Issue 7

Continuing Education Alert

Check Your Calendars!!

2011 One Book South Dakota

2011 Authors on the Road

Indian Education Summit Pre-Conference
Sept. 25

Indian Education Summit
Sept. 25-27

SDLA Annual Conference
Oct. 5-7

SD Festival of Books
Oct. 7-9

AASL National Conference
Oct. 27-30

Featured e-Resources of the Month
Go beyond the book with eResources

Continuing Education


A Free Online Conference from WebJunction & the ALA Learning Roundtable

Trends in Library Training and Learning: Developing Staff Skills for the 21st Century*
(Start time 10:30- 4:00 pm CT; 9:30- 3:00 MT; online webinar both days)

This two-day online conference will cover topics ranging from brain development and learning styles to instructional design and shifting trends in library learning. Presenters will provide practical solutions for libraries looking to implement both staff and patron training using innovative learning techniques that include formal and informal, and online and face-to-face methods. Register to attend one or both days and come and go as your schedule allows.

*Plan to join our own Jane Healy and Julie Erickson for their session Beyond 23 Things: Enhanced Self-Paced Training on August 11 from 1:30-2:30 CT; 12:30-1:30 MT.


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More CE Events


August 2

August 3

  • Learning Express Library
    (11:00 am — 12:00 pm CT; 10:00 — 11:00 am MT; online webinar)
  • High Impact Volunteer Engagement: The Moment is Now!
    (12:00 — 1:00 pm CT; 11:00 am — 12:00 pm MT; online webinar)
    This webinar will provide ideas and strategies for volunteer professionals who are ready to embrace change and their roles in this changing environment. Learn how to respond to emerging trends, issues, and opportunities and explore how a small investment in volunteer engagement can yield significant impact and outcome.

August 4

August 8

August 9

  • Cuddle Up & Read: Storytimes for Pregnant and Parenting Teens
    (2:00 — 3:00 pm CT; 1:00 — 2:00 pm MT; online webinar)
    Are you interested in working with pregnant and parenting teens? Do you already have a program started and are looking for more tips on how to effectively serve this population? Did you not realize this is a population in your community? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this webinar is for you.

August 10

  • A Place for All Ages: Why and How to Achieve Multi-Generational Boards
    (12:00 — 1:00 pm CT; 11:00 am — 12:00 pm MT; online webinar)
    The Board Source 2010 Index on Nonprofit Governance found that only 27% of board members are under age 50. Including multiple generations on your board introduces new perspectives and lively dialogue. It helps create a vibrant, diverse, and healthy nonprofit and sustain the sector. Many boards, however, do not include emerging generations when recruiting nor appreciate them when they join. We will investigate why, propose how to leverage all and share what you can expect from your efforts.
  • HeritageQuest Online (HQO) Census, Serial Set, & PERSI
    (2:00 — 3:00 pm CT; 1:00 — 2:00 pm MT; online webinar)

August 11

  • SIRS Discoverer
    (9:00 — 10:00 am CT; 8:00 — 9:00 am MT; online webinar)
  • School Library Journal Fall Nonfiction Announcements
    (11:00 am — 12:00 pm CT; 10:00 am — 11:00 am MT; online webinar)
    Prepare to be surprised, delighted and informed by our four participating publishers as they present the best of their new and forthcoming fall nonfiction titles! You'll be ready to support the needs of your classroom teachers and young researchers alike when the new school year kicks in with a fresh array of books covering topics from weather to sports to celebrities.

August 12

August 16

August 17

  • Partnering with Municipalities to Get Grants: Things to Know
    (12:00 — 1:00 pm CT; 11:00 am — 12:00 pm MT; online webinar)
    To win a grant, one must often demonstrate community commitment to solving the problem. Especially for federal grants, public-private partnerships are often essential to a winning application. This webinar will examine the various approaches to such partnerships and what a typical city is looking for in a project partner. In addition, it will provide non-profits some information on the best approaches to take in working with a municipal partner, what to expect during the relationship and potential pitfalls to avoid.
  • Has Social Media Fundraising Finally Arrived?
    (2:00 — 3:00 pm CT; 1:00 — 2:00 pm MT; online webinar)
    The increasing adoption of social media and online fundraising platforms are finally colliding to bring about real social media fundraising. In the past two years, there have been social media fundraising experiments and several new fundraising solutions developed to integrate with social media. We’ll review software that integrates completely with Facebook and Twitter applications for fundraising, such as Causes and Help Attack, and when you should utilize them.
  • Learning Express Library
    (2:00 — 3:00 pm CT; 1:00 — 2:00 pm MT; online webinar)
  • SIRS Issues Researcher: Educator Tools
    (2:00 — 3:00 pm CT; 1:00 — 2:00 pm MT; online webinar)

August 18

  • Introduction to the New ProQuest Platform
    (1:00 — 2:00 pm CT; 12:00 — 1:00 pm MT; online webinar)
  • Using Technology for Time Management
    (2:00 — 3:00 pm CT; 1:00 — 2:00 pm MT; online webinar)
    Are you looking for a jumpstart to increase your time management skills? Are you interested in finding ways to use your smartphone to optimize your daily planning? Are you looking for ways to save on paperwork and clutter? Learn to work smarter, not harder to increase your time management skills to prioritize task and daily activities, and eliminate unnecessary activities.

August 24

  • Effective Strategic Planning Part 2: Getting Results?
    (12:00 — 1:00 pm CT; 11:00 am — 12:00 pm MT; online webinar)
    Strategic planning has a dicey reputation for any number of reasons: the issues it identifies are either obvious or not critical to the mission (or both); the actions it specifies are vague; it is ignored once the plan is written, etc. However, these problems are not inherent to strategic planning; they are signs that it has been done badly. This webinar will look at how a nonprofit can infuse its mission into the daily activity of staff and board through a straightforward, rigorous, and even morale-building process. It will offer both a structure and tools for planning.
  • Why Your Board Won't Fundraise & What You Can Do About It
    (2:00 — 3:00 pm CT; 1:00 — 2:00 pm MT; online webinar)
    Do you wish your board did more fundraising? Many board members run the other way at the mention of fundraising. Others agree to help but don’t end up doing much. In this interactive workshop, we'll discuss why your board might shy away from fundraising, how to talk to your board about this hot-button topic, and ways to involve your board in fundraising — without scaring them off and even if they “don’t know anyone with money.”

August 25




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