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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 Development


“Western Roundup” at SDLA in Spearfish Oct. 5-7

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. Find registration and program information on the SDLA website.

For those attending the conference, one college credit will be available through the University of Sioux Falls. Those applying for a college credit must attend 15 hours of sessions. Meals and exhibit sessions will count toward the 15 hours. Participants can select if they want graduate or undergraduate credit. The cost is $40, payable at registration. Applications will be available at the registration desk. Further questions? Contact Kathleen Slocum (email) at the State Library, 800/423-6665.

There will also be many opportunities to visit with the staff of the State Library as you pass by in the exhibits and at the following presentations:

Wednesday, October 5

9:00-11:45 am:
Becoming an effective library advocate
with Daria Bossman and Brenda Hemmelman
Whether you are a trustee, a friend, or foundation member (maybe all three)...or a community library supporter, find out how you can be an advocate for your local library and South Dakota libraries. Join us to learn about some online library advocacy projects, learn about library advocacy examples in SD, and spend some time brainstorming so you can take some ready-to-implement ideas home with you. Bring your thinking caps!

9:00-11:45 am:
Job Roundup Part 1
with Julie Erickson, Jane Healy, and WebJunction’s Zola Maddison
Improve your ability to help job seekers with a ready-to-implement plan for your library. Followed by Job Roundup Part 2 from 1-3:45.

4:00-4:55 pm: State of the State Library

Thursday, October 6

8:30-9:20 am:
South Dakota's New School Library Standards & Guidelines
with Joan Upell and Mary Johnson
Learn more about the new School Library Standards & Guidelines. We'll discuss alignment with the AASL Standards for the 21st Century Learner and the Common Core Standards as well as share practical examples of integration across the content areas with lesson plans from the Learning 4 Life database.

8:30-9:20 am:
Public Libraries and Health Reference
with Stacia McGourty
In 2010 the South Dakota State Library was awarded $2500 by the NNLM to study health reference in public libraries. This session will discuss the survey, our results, and any activities that have resulted from this survey. Session participants will be invited to discuss the survey results and how to best use the information collected.

11:15 am-12:05 pm: Prairie Pasque/Prairie Bud Booktalks

1:40-2:30 pm:
New Fangled Betterments in Online Resources
with Julie Erickson and Jane Healy
Find out what's new on the range and what's on the horizon in State Library online resources.

3:15-4:05 pm: YARP Booktalks

Friday, October 7

11:30 am-12:20 pm:
Hey Pardner! Let's Team Up
with Julie Erickson and Jane Healy
We can cover more trails when we're in cahoots. Learn the basics and benefits of creating successful partnerships with community agencies and organizations.

11:30 am-12:20 pm:
Ebooks and Ereaders: A Roundup of Experiences, a panel discussion
led by Joan Upell and Mary Johnson
How do you decide which way to go with e-books and ereaders for your library? Join us for a panel discussion with librarians who have first-hand experience with Nooks, Kindles, Sony readers and more. Learn what went into their decisions and how they are handling the everyday issues.


Taking state library services on the road

By Brenda Hemmelman, Research/Government Publications Librarian

Armour Carnegie Library

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. I’ve had the privilege of visiting three different Carnegie libraries this summer, and had the chance to also see one that is now operating as a museum. Library site visits are our chance to get out and meet the people working to keep SD libraries an important part of their communities. Often, we talk to a lot of you on the phone, and it is so nice to meet you in person. It also provides State Library staff the chance to review the services we offer to all libraries and citizens throughout the state, drop off posters, bookmarks, and other freebies, and answer any questions or comments you may have about weeding, library board practices, budget issues or goals for the future of your libraries. So when you get that call from the State Library asking if it is okay to stop for a visit, don’t panic! It is your chance to sit down with us and tell us what the State Library can do to help make your job easier.

Lake Andes Carnegie Library   Redfield Carnegie Library, interior
Photos: Lake Andes Carnegie Library and Redfield Carnegie Library (above). Far above is the Armour Carnegie Library, and below is Milbank's Carnegie Library building, now the Grant County Historical Museum.

Milbank Library turned Museum





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