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October 2012, Volume 4, Issue 9

Continuing Education Alert

Check Your Calendars!!

One Book South Dakota 2012

Banned Books Week
Sept. 30 - Oct. 6

Banned Websites Awareness Day
Oct. 3

SDLA Annual Conference
Oct. 3-5

Teen Read Week
Oct. 14-20

National Friends of Libraries Week
Oct. 21-27

National Novel Writing Month

International Games Day
Nov. 3

American Education Week
Nov. 11-17

SIRSFeatured e-Resources of the Month
SIRS is your US Presidential election source and more

Library Headlines


Meet colleagues at the Crossroads for the SDLA Annual Conference Oct 3-5

The South Dakota Library Association's annual conference, SDLA Annual Conference Crossroads'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.

Register Today!

  • Wall
    Friday, Oct. 12
    9:00-1:00 MT
    Wall Conference Room (501 Main Street, Wall Chamber office)
  • Brookings
    Thursday, Oct. 25
    8:30-12:30 CT
    Brookings Public Library





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