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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

Continued Education


Project Compass Trainings

Where can your patrons find up-to-date résumé help? What resources help patrons prepare for careers? How can you and other community agencies work together to meet patrons' employment needs?

Answers to these and other questions will be part of a discussion at four-hour in-person trainings at five sites across the state in April. 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. This training will improve your ability to help job seekers define their goals, search and apply for jobs, and increase their job readiness.

Sign up now! Who is this for? Library directors, staff, volunteers, trustees, and community partners who assist job seekers, such as the Department of Labor, SCORE, Experience Works, and others. Invite them, take the training, and build a strong job-seekers program in your area.

For dates, times, places and registration, visit To enroll community partners, contact Julie Erickson (West River, email) or Jane Healy (East River, email).

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More CE Events


May 3

  • Project Compass—SD Libraries Helping Job Seekers
    (10:00 - 3:00 PM; Pierre)
  • Life of a Book: From Idea to Distribution - Collect, Discover, Assess
    (1:00 – 2:00 pm CT; 12:00 – 1:00 pm MT; online webinar)
    Have you ever wondered how a book becomes discoverable? This webcast answers these questions and more: What is an ISBN and why do I need one? How does my library use Bowker search and discovery products? How can PubTrack help me understand book consumers and reading trends?
  • Lerner's Fall 2011 Librarian Preview
    (1:00 – 2:00 pm CT; 12:00 – 1:00 pm MT; online webinar)
    Visit with our editors as they unveil the new books we’ll be publishing in Fall 2011! Get the inside scoop on upcoming nonfiction, middle grade and YA fiction, graphic novels, and picture books for grades K-12. Plus learn about free discussion guides, downloads, and websites that make lesson planning easy.
  • SIRS Issues Researcher
    (1:30 – 2:30 pm CT; 12:30 – 1:30 pm MT; online webinar)



May 4

  • Learning Express Library
    (11:00 am – 12:00 pm CT; 10:00 – 11:00 am MT; online webinar)
  • Introduction to the New Proquest Platform
    (12:00 – 1:00 pm CT; 11:00 am – 12:00 pm MT; online webinar)
  • Winning Library Grants
    (1:00 – 2:00 pm CT; 12:00 – 1:00 pm MT; online webinar)
    Wondering how to get started writing grants for your library? Grants can support the changing needs in your community while your library budget is flat or shrinking. This grant webinar will be easy to understand, motivating, fun, and full of valuable tips.

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May 5

  • Christian Fiction Spring Round-up
    (11:00 am -12:00 pm CT; 10:00 - 11:00 am MT; online webinar)
    Join us for our Spring 2011 Christian Fiction webcast. We'll be talking about the latest and upcoming titles, the ones you'll need to know about. Christian fiction is one of the most-requested genres in libraries and bookshops across America.
  • Proquest My Research
    (1:00 – 2:00 pm CT; 12:00 – 1:00 pm MT; online webinar)
  • Reference to the Rescue: a RACE Webinar
    (2:00 - 3:00 pm CT; 1:00 - 2:00 pm MT; online webinar)
    Reference: what is it, 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? Brenda Hemmelman the Research/ Government Publications Librarian for the SDSL has answers to these questions and more.
  • SIRS Discoverer
    (2:00 – 3:00 pm CT; 1:00 – 2:00 pm MT; online webinar)



May 9

  • HeritageQuest
    (11:00 am – 1:00 pm CT; 10:00 am – 12:00 pm MT; online webinar)
  • SIRS Discoverer
    (2:00 – 3:00 pm CT; 1:00 – 2:00 pm MT; online webinar)



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May 11

  • Business Books 2011
    (12:00 – 1:00 pm CT; 11:00 am – 12:00 pm MT; online webinar)
    Representatives from top publishers Wiley, Nolo Press, McGraw-Hill, and Portfolio/Penguin reveal their new and forthcoming business titles reflecting the latest trends and developments across a broad spectrum of related interests.
  • Proquest New Platform FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
    (1:00 – 2:00 pm CT; 12:00 – 1:00 pm MT; online webinar)



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May 18

  • Transforming Your Library with a Personalized Literacy Environment
    (2:00 - 3:00 pm CT; 1:00 - 2:00 pm MT; online webinar)
    Join Connie Dopierala, Media Services Coordinator, Charleston County School District and Todd Brekhus, President of Capstone Digital, as they discuss how to transform the typical school library to the hub of literacy, curriculum and technology through the use of myON reader. Moderator, Carl Harvey (incoming AASL president), will focus the discussion on questions around successfully using new technology to connect the library to curriculum and technology, while still pursuing literacy goals and those vague "21st Century Skills."
  • Learning Express Library
    (2:00 – 3:00 pm CT; 1:00 – 2:00 pm MT; online webinar)
  • Points of View Reference Center
    (3:30 - 4:15 pm CT; 2:30 - 3:15 pm MT; online webinar)
    A detailed overview of an online tool to assist researchers in understanding the full scope of a wide range of controversial subjects and evaluate the issues of today and tomorrow. This session will include reviewing key essays (Overview, Point, Counterpoint and Guide to Critical Analysis) on a variety of topics. Advanced searching techniques using Lexiles, limiters and source types will also be covered.



May 19

  • Click with the Curriculum: Integrating Digital Content
    (2:00 - 3:00 pm CT; 1:00 - 2:00 pm MT; online webinar)
    Every year schools and districts across the country make significant investments in digital content. This program will focus on the strategic manner in which this content is utilized to design curriculum and assessment, deliver instruction and support student engagement and the development of 21st century skills.

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May 26

  • Free "e-Strategy for Your Nonprofit"
    (1:00 - 1:30 pm CT; 12:00 - 12:30 pm MT; online webinar)
    This webinar will examine the ways nonprofits are using the Internet, how they'd like to be using the Internet, and how they should be using the Internet (but may be unaware of) – and how to bridge that significant gap easily and quickly.

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