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October 2011, Volume 3, Issue 9

Continuing Education Alert

Check Your Calendars!!

2011 One Book South Dakota

2011 Authors on the Road

SDLA Annual Conference
Oct. 5-7

SD Festival of Books
Oct. 7-9

National Friends of Libraries Week
Oct. 16-22

Teen Read Week
Oct. 16-22

AASL National Conference
Oct. 27-30

National Gaming Day
Nov. 12

Featured e-Resources of the Month
What’s new in State Library eResources

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Library Headlines

“Roundup” begins in less than a week at SDLA Conference
There’s still time to join colleagues for a “Western Roundup: Bringing Together History, Culture, and Technology” at the South Dakota Library Association’s Annual Conference in Spearfish Oct. 5-7.

SWIM scholars now include 19 from South Dakota
The State Library would like to officially welcome three new mini-scholarship recipients to the SWIM program.


October Continuing Education Opportunities

Common Core Literacy Lessons — Collaborating and Creating Webinar Series
Puzzled about all of those new standards you’ve been hearing about? Here’s a great way to find answers to your questions!

School Library Boot Camp debuts July 22-25, 2012
Shazam! Transformation of the 21st Century School Library will be the focus of the first annual School Library Boot Camp to be held on the campus of Black Hills State University from July 22-25, 2012.

More Continuing Education Opportunities


Children’s & YA Services

Technology helps kids connect with their military family members
The Mobile Technology Lab supports Operation: Military Kids by helping to facilitate connections between deployed soldiers and their kids.

YARP/SD Teen Choice Book Award voting begins Oct. 16
Voting for this year’s South Dakota Teen Choice Award begins during Teen Read Week so make sure you have all of the titles available for your teens to read.

It’s a great day to read Prairie Bud and Prairie Pasque nominees
Every year since 1987, elementary students in South Dakota have gathered to vote for their favorite book of the year.

2012 Summer Reading Program manuals now available
October 1 officially marks the beginning of the CSLP program year and with that the next round of manuals: Dream Big – Read, Own the Night, and Between the Covers.


Featured eResources of the Month

What’s new in State Library eResources
This fall, take a moment to explore the changes in ProQuest, Learning Express, and e-books on EBSCOhost (formerly NetLibrary).


Grant Opportunities

YALSA’s Great Book Giveaway Competition

ALSC/Candlewick Press “Light the Way” Grant


Youth Services Grants

National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards


Library Development

Take your community’s pulse
When local newspaper editorials praise your library twice within three months, you’re doing something right.

Research staff updates the South Dakota Grant Directory
Over the summer months, the SDSL research staff spent many hours updating the information in the South Dakota Grant Directory.

Board Talk: “To Fine or Not to Fine… that is the Question!”
Some libraries these days are—shocking I know—eliminating their fines.


School Libraries

School libraries and librarians raise students’ test scores
A brand new study confirms previous research studies’ results.

School Library Survey: Compare and contrast your data
The State Library now has your 2010-2011 school library statistics available for access and comparisons.

Pierre educators create library for Juvenile Service CenterNew library created at Hughes County Juvenile Service Center
With the support of a $6,350 grant from Better World Books, educators Pam Kringel and Stacy Bruels have established a new library at the Hughes County Juvenile Service Center in Pierre.


What are we reading?

Book Cover Copyright for Teachers and Librarians in the twenty first century

Copyright for Teachers & Librarians in the 21st Century and Smart Copyright Compliance for Schools
Book reviews by Jane Healy

Plus, more resources in the news


Why Didn’t I Think of That?

Newspaper publishes library memories
Alexandria Public Library has found a poignant way to keep itself in the public eye.

Faulk County history involves Crazy HorseLocal historian expands Faulk County Library collection
Faulk County Library has excellent reference assistance in the form of 100-year-old Irene Cordts.

Aliens host whole community fund-raiser for elementary library
Thanks to students, parents, grandparents, staff, and local business people, the fall Scholastic Book Fair at Alcester-Hudson Elementary School was a rousing success.

Author visits: some experiences and a few tips
When Sioux Falls Christian Elementary librarian Kelly Addink met author/illustrator Gary Harbo at the Autumn Festival in Sioux Falls, she took her first step in inviting authors to her school.





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