October 2012, Volume 4, Issue 9
Check Your Calendars!!
Banned Books Week
Sept. 30 - Oct. 6
SDLA Annual Conference
Teen Read Week
National Friends of Libraries Week
National Novel Writing Month
International Games Day
American Education Week
Featured e-Resources of the Month
SIRS is your US Presidential election source and more
Meet colleagues at the Crossroads for the SDLA Annual Conference Oct 3-5
The South Dakota Library Association's annual conference, 'Libraries: Crossroads to Discovery' will be held Oct. 3-5 in Huron.
Public library accreditation application deadline is Dec. 3
The State Library is accepting applications for public library accreditation from now through Dec. 3, 2012. The purpose of the voluntary accreditation program for public libraries in South Dakota is to encourage the ongoing development of quality library service in the state.
Public libraries are accredited at one of three levels: Essential, Enhanced or Exemplary. Accreditation at the Essential level means a library satisfactorily provides the basic services required by state law and federal guidelines. Each subsequent level of accreditation builds on the previous level with additional indicators that libraries must meet. Exemplary is the highest level of service.
Libraries are evaluated in the following areas, as outlined in South Dakota Public Library Standards : governance, administration, access, collections and resources, funding, staffing, technology, and public relations.
For further information please contact Kathleen Slocum, CE Coordinator, email, 1-800-423-6665.
Project Compass—SD Libraries Helping Job Seekers
How can your library, agency or organization best serve people in your community? This four-hour in-person training emphasizing job-seeker and personal finance information will show you free quality resources at your fingertips. The Project Compass session will provide participants with real-world success stories and a foundation of skills to take the guess-work out of building programs and services in response to patron needs. We will explore best practices for forming programs and services for job seekers and local business development, creating partnerships between your local library and other agencies and organizations, and offering financial literacy and technology training.
Friday, Oct. 12
Wall Conference Room (501 Main Street, Wall Chamber office)
Thursday, Oct. 25
Brookings Public Library