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March 2012, Volume 4, Issue 3

Continuing Education Alert

Check Your Calendars!!

Read Across America Day
March 2

Teen Tech Week
March 4-10

World Read Aloud Day
March 7

PLA Annual Conference
March 13-17

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

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

Continuing Education Opportunities


School Library Chat

March 15 at 4:00 pm CT and again at 4:00 pm MT
Join us for a free opportunity to share and learn with your colleagues with no travel, no registration, and no CEU involved. You will need a phone and a computer with an Internet connection. Select the time that works best in your schedule and participate in the conversation for as long as you'd like. We'll chat with everyone joining at 4:00 CT for an hour and then continue on to chat with those who join at 4:00 MT for another hour. Here’s all the information you’ll need to attend


SDSL RACE Webinars

2011 Public Library Survey Q & A
March 8 from 10:30-11:30 am CT; 9:30-10:30 am MT
Bring your questions and we’ll supply the answers. We will also be talking about new updates and changes to the survey and common mistakes that are made every year by even some of the most experienced library directors. Join Daria Bossman and Jasmine Rockwell as they talk about these important issues and answer your questions. Register today!

Turn On, Tune In, and Get Social
March 13 from 3:30-4:30 pm CT; 2:30-3:30 pm MT
What the heck are all these kids twittering about? Social media has been dominating the library landscape, but how comfortable are you? This webinar will discuss some of the basic social media tools – Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. We’ll look at who’s using social media and how social media can help your library connect to your patrons. Register today!

Show Me the Grant Money!
March 20 from 10:30-11:30 am CT; 9:30-10:30 am MT
It’s all about grant resources - books, websites, subscription databases, and journal articles! Join Brenda Hemmelman, Research/Gov’t Publications Librarian for a look at grant resources. Tour several websites in search of grant information, and enjoy a demonstration of the Foundation Directory Online database from the Foundation Center. Deadline to register is Friday, March 16. Register today!

2011-2012 School Library Survey
March 29 from 4:30-5:30 pm CT; 3:30-4:30 pm MT
Join Mary G. Johnson and Joan Upell for a sneak peak at the 2011-2012 School Library Survey. We’ll review the basics of the Collect program and answer all of your questions. This will be a helpful discussion whether you are new to the process or have completed the survey many times. The survey opens April 1 and closes May 16 this year. Register today!


More Continuing Education Opportunities

Implementing e-readers? Here’s how!
If you are thinking about implementing electronic reading devices in your library, learn from the experts at WebJunction. Their Jan. 31, 2012 webinar, “Developing and Maintaining E-Reader Policies and Procedures for Libraries,” details how two libraries operate their program. The participant chat is equally valuable.

You can now view the archived recording, slides, chat, and related links for the session on WebJunction at

March 6

It Takes a Community to Bridge the Digital Divide
(12:00-1:00 pm CT; 11:00-12:00 pm MT; online webinar)

Discover a 21st Century Roadmap for Community Outcomes
(1:00-2:00 pm CT; 12:00-1:00 pm MT; online webinar)
Library Journal

March 8

SLJ Spring Picture Book Announcements
(12:00-1:00 pm CT; 11:00-12:00 pm MT; online webinar)

March 14

How to Produce a Video, Put It on YouTube and Measure Results
(2:00-3:00 pm CT; 1:00-2:00 pm MT; online webinar)
Nonprofit Webinars

March 21

Being Customer Focused: New and Emerging Trends in Customer Service
(2:00-3:00 pm CT; 1:00-2:00 pm MT; online webinar)

March 27

Adult Programs on a $0 Budget
(1:00-2:00 pm CT; 12:00-1:00 pm MT; online webinar)




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