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May 2011, Volume 3, Issue 5

Continuing Education Alert

Check Your Calendars!!

2011 One Book SD

2011 Authors on the Road

Choose Privacy Week
May 1-7

Children's Book Week
May 2-8

National Library Legislative Day
May 9-10

ALA Annual Conference
June 23-28

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
Support Summer Reading with eResources

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In this month's issue


Library Headlines

Novel Destinations PosterNovel Destinations offers a novel opportunity for 15 communities
The South Dakota State Library has partnered with the South Dakota Humanities Council to help promote summer reading and the South Dakota Festival of Books with an exciting program for 15 communities.

One Book South Dakota mini-grant deadline extended to May 16
The South Dakota State Library, in collaboration with the South Dakota Humanities Council, has 20 mini-grants for free registrations for the One Book South Dakota program this year.


May Continuing Education Opportunities

Project Compass Trainings
Learn about free resources at your fingertips to help job seeking patrons, and have a focused conversation with other agency representatives in your community who have similar goals.

Reference to the Rescue: a RACE Webinar
How do I tell a reference question from a directional question, what are good reference books and websites to consult, and where do I turn if I can’t help a patron with a reference question? Don't miss this webinar!

Continue on to these and more CE Listings


Children's and YA Services

Mail Harry to the Moon Book Cover by bn.comSouth Dakota Children's Book Award winners announced
Thanks to the state's school and public librarians, the real winners in the contest are nearly 15,100 students across the state who read the books and voted for their favorite.

YARP Teen Choice Award Committee announces winners
In case you missed it during the hustle and bustle of South Dakota Library Week, the winners for the Teen Choice Award have been announced.

Latest news from the Collaborative Summer Library Program
The Collaborative Summer Library Program met in Arizona last month.

Amazing free resource for 2011 Summer Reading is offering a wide selection of its online materials free for CSLP member libraries.


Featured e-Resources of the Month

Support summer reading with eResources
Use SDSL electronic resources to support and enhance this year’s World Travel and Culture summer reading program theme.



Charles Lafitte Foundation Grants

Wish You Well Foundation Grants


Library Development

Board Talk: Develop a local "roadmap" for your public library
Where is your library going in the next decade?

Libraries are truly the road to everywhere
Brenda Hemmelman, Research/ Government Publications Librarian, attended the Mountain Plains Library Association/Montana Library Association conference held April 6-9 in Billings, MT.

OverDrive LogoOverDrive Tutorials
With the latest technological updates many of us are embracing, here are some handy links and tutorials that should help us give a hand to our e-reading patrons.


School Libraries

Deadline fast approaching - School Library Survey closes May 18
Thank you to the many who have already submitted surveys.

Digitizing project in LeadProject Guy, Gary Linn, mixes recipes, history and digital preservation
A unique, cookbook is the current project for Lead-Deadwood school librarian Gary Linn and features not only favorite recipes of current and former school staff members, but also tidbits of local historical interest.

School Library Month celebration highlights from across the state
Features Sioux Falls Public School Libraries, Stewart Elementary Library, Christ the King Elementary Library, Lincoln Elementary Library, and Dakota Christian School Library.

Resources in the news


Why Didn’t I Think of That?

Britton chases away the winter blahs with library BINGO
All ages are invited to participate, but for now mostly adults are playing.

Spring, storytelling, music, jungle mix and mingle in Custer
Custer County Library just hosted its big spring event of stories and songs for adults

Ethan School Library's fresh lookEthan School Library gets a fresh look for under $100
School librarian Crystal Lingemann and three other staff members spent about 25 hours in the library over Christmas vacation giving it a new look.

Douglas MS is on the reading track
Every couple years, Douglas MS Library at Box Elder features a Winter Reading Challenge





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