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March 2011, Volume 3, Issue 3

Continuing Education Alert

Check Your Calendars!!

Read Across America Day
March 2

Teen Tech Week
March 6-12

PLA Virtual Spring Symposium
March 30

Public Library Survey, closes March 31

ACRL Conference
March 30-April 2

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

Featured e-Resources of the Month
Resources to help you celebrate the holidays

Featured e-Resources of the Month


Resources to help you celebrate the holidays

Whether you want information about leprechauns or famous women in history, turn to State Library electronic resources for answers to holiday and biography questions.

SIRS Discoverer’s Spotlight of the Month (for grades K-9) and SIRS Issues Researcher’s Spotlight on... (for grades 6-12) change monthly with links to articles on a topic commemorated that month. March is Women’s History Month, for example. Type keyword search terms, such as personal names or holiday names, in the search box for magazine and newspaper article results. SIRS Discoverer’s WebFind allows you to find accurate, safe websites about people and holidays from organizations such as the Library of Congress.

World Book provides trusted information about people and holidays. Use World Book Kids’ clickable feature, Important People, and World Book Student and World Book InfoFinder’s Biography Center to find information on noteworthy people. Type personal and holiday names into the World Book search boxes to retrieve appropriate results.

Gale Virtual Reference Library presents biographical and holiday information from a variety of online reference books, such as the Dictionary of American History. Type a personal or holiday name into the Basic Search box to retrieve results in content area context.

Free, direct access is available from the State Library website within libraries and schools in South Dakota. Free 24/7 access is available to citizens from home with a library barcode and password.





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