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September 2011, Volume 3, Issue 8

Continuing Education Alert

Check Your Calendars!!

2011 One Book South Dakota

2011 Authors on the Road

Library Card Sign Up Month

Banned Books Week
Sept. 24 - Oct. 1

Indian Education Summit Pre-Conference
Sept. 25

Indian Education Summit
Sept. 25-27

Banned Websites Awareness Day
Sept. 28

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

Featured e-Resources of the Month
Back to learning for all ages

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In this month's issue


Library Headlines

Changes in ILL
As of Oct. 1 the South Dakota State Library will be making some procedural changes to the State Library’s Inter-Library Loan System.

Project Compass offers SDLA Pre-Conference and awards scholarships
Join Zola Maddison, Project Compass Coordinator, along with SD State Library staff, Julie Erickson and Jane Healy, to discuss strategies for meeting the workforce recovery needs in your communities.


September Continuing Education Opportunities

Of special interest…
Trends in Library Training and Learning 2011 online conference archives now available.

More Continuing Education Opportunities


Children’s & YA Services

Summer Reading Program Evaluation due Sept. 24
Please complete the Summer Reading Program Evaluation by Sept. 24 so you can receive your free 2012 summer reading program manual!

Children’s books exempted from lead testing
A Publisher’s Weekly Aug. 2, 2011 article reports that the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) now exempts children’s books from testing and safety certification.

YALSA’s Competencies for Librarians Serving Youth set the standards
The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) developed these competencies for librarians who serve young adults.

The Teen Brain: Still Under Construction
The brain of a teenager is a crazy place.


Featured eResources of the Month

Back to learning for all ages!
As students head back to school, we realize the need for continued learning ourselves.


Library Development

“Western Roundup” at SDLA in Spearfish Oct. 5-7
Join colleagues at the South Dakota Library Association’s Annual Conference in Spearfish Oct. 5-7.

Redfield Carnegie LibraryTaking state library services on the road
Late spring and summer months often mean a good time for State Library staff members to hit the road and do some public library site visits across the state.


School Libraries

Revised School Library Standards and Guidelines ready for new school year
The South Dakota Board of Education adopted the newly revised School Library Standards and Guidelines at their July 25 meeting in Pierre.

Are you growing your PLN?
A personal learning network is an essential part of professional development and continuing education in our digital world.

Still time to register for Indian Education Summit School Library Pre-Conference
The South Dakota State Library will be hosting our first annual School Library Pre-Conference in conjunction with the Indian Education Summit on Sept. 25 at Cedar Shore Resort in Oacoma.


Book Cover Creating SMART Board Lessons Yes You Can!

What is Library Development Reading?

Creating SMART Board Lessons: Yes, You Can!
Reviewed by Mary G. Johnson, School Library Coordinator

Plus, more resources in the news


Why Didn’t I Think of That?

Jasmine Rockwell at Hau Kola Learning CampHau Kola Learning Camp mixes choice, creativity and literature for teens
The Hau Kola Learning Camp is a dedicated group of educators and teen volunteers from the Baltimore area that travels to South Dakota every summer to put on a series of learning camps.

Hudson patrons read about school and earn free school supplies
By Anita Hazel, Library Director, Hudson Public Library

Sturgis teens complete summer program with prize drawing and pizza
By Marjorie DeJong, Assistant Director, Sturgis Public Library





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