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April 2012, Volume 4, Issue 4

Continuing Education Alert

Check Your Calendars!!

Month of the Military Child

School Library Month

National Library Week
April 8-14

Preservation Week
April 22-28

Money Smart Week
April 22-28

World Book Night
April 23

Dia de los Ninos, Dia de los Libros
April 30

Children's Book Week
May 7-13

Featured e-Resources of the Month
Support Common Core literacy with electronic resources, part 2

Library Headlines


Attention public library boards and directors: relax, recharge, reconnect

There are three training sessions in April and May specifically planned just for you. Each will deal with public library board issues. They are all free to any board member or library director of a South Dakota public library. We encourage library directors to attend with one or more of your board members. We have scheduled times which are convenient for your busy board members. These sessions are a great investment for your community and a time to relax, recharge and reconnect with fellow board members from neighboring communities. Don’t miss this opportunity. Call the State Library if you have questions. Register today!

West River
(Sponsoring Libraries: Rapid City Public Library and the South Dakota State Library)
This session, led by Ron Senne of Senne & Associates, will focus on strengthening our abilities to reach out and positively influence community relationships.

  • April 17—Rapid City Public Library, Rapid City
    Tuesday, April 17, 2012 4:00-7:00 pm
    Rapid City Public Library-Hoyt Meeting Room
    Register Online

East River (also Lyman, Tripp and Gregory Counties)
(Sponsoring Libraries: Siouxland Libraries, Alexander Mitchell-Aberdeen, Huron, Brookings, Vermillion, Yankton, Mitchell, Madison, and Watertown Regional along with the South Dakota State Library.)
Bonnie McKewon, consultant for NW area/Iowa State Library, will be speaking on community outreach and advocacy.

  • May 3—Watertown Regional, Watertown
    Thursday, May 3—4:00 to 8:00 pm. 160 6th St. NE, Community Room
  • May 4—Siouxland Libraries: Main Branch, Sioux Falls
    Friday, May 4— Siouxland Libraries: Main, 9:30 am to 2:00 pm. 200 N Dakota Ave.
    Register Online


2012 School Library Survey opens April 1

The School Library Survey will be open from April 1 – May 16 this year. Each district is asked to submit just one survey for all of its libraries. Survey information was sent to superintendents the last week of March. Those with questions or needing login and password information may contact the State Library at 1-800-423-6665; Mary G. Johnson (email or 605-295-3173); or Joan Upell (email or 605-295-3152).





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