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May 2012, Volume 4, Issue 5

Continuing Education Alert

Check Your Calendars!!

One Book South Dakota 2012

Choose Privacy Week
May 1-7

Children's Book Week
May 7-13

SDLA 2012: Branch Out
May 16

ALA 2012 Annual Conference & Exhibition
June 21-26

South Dakota Festival of Books
Sept. 28-30

SDLA 2012
Libraries: Crossroads to Discovery

Oct. 3-5

Ancestry LibraryFeatured e-Resources of the Month
New tools to dig for your roots and grow your family tree

Continuing Education


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

There are two east river training sessions in May specifically planned just for you. Each will deal with public library board issues. They are 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. 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. Bonnie McKewon, consultant for NW area/Iowa State Library, will be speaking on community outreach and advocacy.

  • May 3—Watertown Regional Library, 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.

Click to for more information, or simply Register Online!


Upcoming Events

Library Training Institute LogoLibrary Institute 2012
June 3-8 at Northern State University

We are celebrating our 25th year. Mary Bushing and the Library Development Team will be teaching about Collection Development, References, SDSL databases and e-government tools.


Library Training Institute LogoSchool Library Boot Camp
July 22-25 at Black Hills State University

“ShaZam! The Transformation of the 21st Century School Library.” Professors from BHSU and members from the Library Development team from the State Library are ready for this 1st Annual event to take place. Watch the Cornerstone for future stories from the students.


SDSL RACE Webinars

Everything School Libraries Need to Know About ILL
Tuesday, May 1, 4:00-5:00 CT; 3:00-4:00 MT
Presented by Colleen Kirby, Mary G. Johnson and Joan Upell

Interlibrary loan will continue to change as digital options and budgets change. Beginning with school year 2012-2013, school libraries are asked to keep more detailed statistics for interlibrary loan. The State Library needs more exact data to determine ILL patterns and trends. For this reason starting with the 2013 School Library Survey we will be collecting more detailed information. This webinar covers ILL basics and what data you need to collect and how to collect it once school begins in the fall of 2012. Register Online.

Search Smart
Tuesday, May 8, 2012 from 11:00-12:00 CT; 10:00-11:00 MT
Presented by: Jane Healy and Julie Erickson

Raise your search skills beyond basic Google. Learn to use the best source for the topic, search tips and tricks and more. Finding the best information efficiently & effectively will pay off in school and work. This session will look at Google Advanced search, subscription library resources and what to expect in the future. Register Onine.

Questions? Contact Kathleen Slocum, Continuing Education Coordinator at 800-423-6665.


Continuing Education Opportunities

May 8

SLJ Fall 2012 Librarian Preview
(1:00 pm – 2:00 pm CT; 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm MT; online webinar)

How to Blog Your Way to Increased Constituent Engagement and Fundraising
(2:00 pm – 3:00 pm CT; 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm MT; online webinar)

May 9

Managing Disruptive Employee Behaviors
(12:00 pm – 1:00 pm CT; 11:00 am – 12:00 pm MT; online webinar)

May 16

Libraries and the Era of the Learner: A Vision for the Future
(1:00 pm – 2:00 pm CT; 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm MT; online webinar)

Building an Effective Marketing Communications Team
(2:00 pm – 3:00 pm CT; 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm MT; online webinar)

May 17

Creating a LibraryAware Community: Making Print Materials Work for You
(1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CT; 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm MT; online webinar)
Library Journal Webcast Event

May 24

To Pin or Not to Pin: An Exploration of Pinterest for Librarians
(10:00 am – 11:00 am CT; 9:00 am – 10:00 am MT; online webinar)

May 31

Understanding Compassion Fatigue in Your Library
(1:00 pm – 2:00 pm CT; 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm MT; online webinar)





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