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November/December 2012, Volume 4, Issue 10

Continuing Education Alert

Check Your Calendars!!

One Book South Dakota 2012

Picture Book Month

Native American Heritage Month

National Novel Writing Month

International Games Day
Nov. 3

American Education Week
Nov. 11-17

SDLA Legislative Day
Jan. 10

ALA Midwinter Meeting
Jan. 25-29

Digital Learning Day
Feb. 6

Featured e-Resources of the Month
Full-text reference books, new and updated, at your fingertips 24/7

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In this month's issue


Library Headlines

Partnership to expand title selection for visually impaired
Visually impaired South Dakotans should soon have access to an expanded selection of local and regional titles in talking book format, thanks to a new partnership between the State Library and the Siouxland Libraries in Sioux Falls.

Project Compass in Custer—SD libraries helping job seekers
How can your library, agency or organization best serve people in your community?


November Continuing Education Opportunities

Just Weed It!, School Library Chats and More!


Children's and YA Services

Seize the day with storytime

Exciting new summer reading opportunity for partner schools and nonprofits


Featured e-Resources of the Month

Full-text reference books, new and updated, at your fingertips 24/7


Grant Opportunities

Frances Henne/YALSA/VOYA Research Grant

Sara Jaffarian School Library Program Award for Exemplary Humanities Programming

National Endowment for the Arts: Big Read


Library Development

Battle against "poutreach"Father Fest outreach event

Reference resources for legal assistance and federal publications

Congratulations SDLA door prize winners

Working in the Virtual Stacks: The New Library & Information Science and other resources in the news


Board Talk

What does the Common Core have to do with public libraries?


School Libraries

School library pathway to assessment…through the 21st Century and beyond

Sneak peak at the 2012 School Data Digest

More on school libraries, research and Common Core


Why Didn't I Think of That?

Celebration of Reading at Colman-Egan draws readers young and oldReading at the library

Plan now for building maintenance

Students read while “camping” in school





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