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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

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. All ILL requests sent through the State Library will need to be made online through ALEPH or WorldCat.

The South Dakota State Library will be hosting a series of webinars - Aug. 23 to Sept. 1 – explaining the changes and answering any questions you might have.

If you would like to attend, please register through

If you have any further questions, please contact: Stacia McGourty, Collection Services Librarian (email).


Project Compass offers SDLA Pre-Conference and awards scholarships

On Wednesday, Oct. 5 at the South Dakota Library Association’s annual conference, Project Compass will host a full-day workshop titled “Job Roundup.” 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.

To assist in bringing this information to rural communities, Project Compass has awarded five full SDLA conference scholarships to the following librarians: Diane Althoff, Gregory Public Library; Sandy Koenig, Dewey County Library, Timber Lake; Karla Bieber and Linda Chandler, A.H. Brown Library, Mobridge; and Amy Mann, McLaughlin High School. Congratulations to these five scholarship recipients!

The Project Compass workshop will include best practices for building programs and services for job seekers and local business development, building partnerships with your local workforce agencies, and providing financial literacy and technology training. Participants will learn from successful programs – what made them work and what challenges they faced. The workshop will build foundational skills and best practices for designing programs and services to respond to patron workforce recovery needs.

The library plays a vital role in moving the local community from recovery to growth, from surviving to thriving. No matter where your library is on the spectrum of providing services to job seekers and the unemployed, the Project Compass resources offer practical approaches for growing strong, economically stable communities.

Project Compass, a national program funded by grants from IMLS, WebJunction and the State Library of North Carolina (SLNC) is focused on staff training to bolster library-bases services to the unemployed and workforce programs for struggling communities impacted by the recession.

Based in Seattle, Washington, and Dublin, Ohio, WebJunction is supported in part by OCLC, grants from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and the library community. More information is available at





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