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June 2011, Volume 3, Issue 6

Continuing Education Alert

Check Your Calendars!!

2011 One Book South Dakota

2011 Authors on the Road

ALA Annual Conference
June 23-28

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
Learning Express Library helps summer job seekers

Welcome to the Cornerstone Archives. Find the current newsletter at

In this month's issue


Library Headlines

Next South Dakota Titles to Go sign-up deadline is June 30
Is your library interested? Act now!

AASL President Nancy Everhart speaks at Washington High School, Sioux FallsAASL Vision Tour stops at Washington High School in Sioux Falls
It was all about the library at Washington High School on April 26!

One Book SD mini-grants recipients announced
The State Library, in collaboration with the South Dakota Humanities Council, announces 15 mini-grants to public libraries.


June Continuing Education Opportunities

escWorks is retiring, save your CE data
On July 1, 2011 the Department of Education will no longer be using escWorks for CE registration.

Continue on to these and more CE Listings


Children's and YA Services

2011 Teen Read Week™ is coming!
Registration for Teen Read Week is now open!

WrestleMania Reading Challenge is back
Need more ideas to help reluctant readers tackle reading?

Happy Summer Reading!
Here are a few things to remember as you go through your summer reading program!


Featured e-Resources of the Month

Learning Express Library helps summer job seekers



Lois Lenski Covey Foundation

W. H. Kellogg Foundation


Library Development

Dakota Collections Care Initiative is funded by IMLS
The Institute for Museum and Library Services has awarded a grant to the South Dakota Historical Society, South Dakota State Library and the State Historical Society of North Dakota.

Reference to the Rescue highlights resources
If you missed this webinar, it has been archived on our website for your benefit.

Board Talk: The Public Library Survey – What is it? Why is it so important?
South Dakota is growing, but we still have fewer than one million residents.

Librarians and Educatiors attended NASA's workshop in BismarckExplore! NASA Space Science Workshop trains librarians and educators
Several South Dakota librarians and educators recently attended a NASA Workshop held April 13-14 in Bismarck, ND.


School Libraries

School Library event planned in conjunction with Indian Education Summit
The South Dakota State Library is pleased to announce our first annual School Library Pre-Conference in conjunction with the Indian Education Summit this fall.

Marilyn Kaiser, Hot Springs School LibrarianHot Springs librarian receives district honors
Meet Hot Springs School District Teacher of the Year, Marilyn Kaiser.

Lee Crary: teacher, librarian, coordinator, and new retiree!
Lee Crary, the State Library's school library coordinator for the west river area, is retiring in early June.


What are we reading?

The Thriving Library: Successful Strategies for Challenging Times
Book review by Jane Healy

Plus, more resources in the news


Why Didn't I Think of That?

Edgemont uses Internet to find lost books
You know the end-of-the-year school library drill: hurried, last-minute, even (sometimes) desperate efforts to pull those last few "lost" books from their hiding places.

Stewart Stars stick with reading
The students of Yankton's Stewart Elementary School were challenged by their librarian, Kathleen Bergeson, to "stick with reading".

Chamberlain Elementary School librarian, Peggy Hanzlik with Laptop cart and ereadersChamberlain finds new purpose for laptop carts
Chamberlain Elementary School librarian, Peggy Hanzlik, found herself with 20 new ereaders that needed space in the library this year.





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