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September 2012, Volume 4, Issue 7

Continuing Education Alert

Check Your Calendars!!

One Book SD 2012

Library Card Sign-Up Month

Indian Ed Summit
Sept. 23-25

Festival of Books
Sept. 28-30

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

Featured e-Resources of the Month
Tips for getting better online search results

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Library Headlines

Computers to be upgraded soon at Hand County Library in MillerBroadband grants awarded to five South Dakota public libraries
In late July the South Dakota Broadband Initiative announced 15 recipients of over $112,000 in technology grants.

Join SD Titles To Go by Sept. 30 and go "live" before Christmas!
The next sign-up deadline for the SD Titles to Go program through OverDrive is Sept. 30.

Congratulations! 18 SWIM scholars graduate
The State Library would like to officially congratulate and welcome 12 new MLIS librarians and six new certified school media specialists to our ranks!

"Libraries: Crossroads to Discovery" takes place Oct.3-5 in Huron
The South Dakota Library Association’s annual conference, “Libraries: Crossroads to Discovery” will be held Oct.3-5 in Huron.


September Continuing Education Opportunities

Still time to register for Indian Ed Summit Library Pre-Conference, and upcoming events from the State Library!
Continue on to full listings


Children's and YA Services

Computers to be upgraded soon at Hand County Library in MillerGregory Public Library has new teen advisory board

2013 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

Coming Soon: YARP/SD Teen Choice Book Awards

Prairie Bud and Prairie Pasque reading starts today!


Featured e-Resources of the Month

Tips for getting better online search results


Grant Opportunities

USA Today in the Classroom

The Distribution to Underserved Communities Library Program


Library Development

Internet usage time tracking: Is there an easier way?

Check out for answers to obscure reference questions

Librarian's Guide to Passive Programming book cover used with permission from bn.comBook Review: Librarian's Guide to Passive Programming

What to Do with Weeded Materials

Listserv highlights re: Slippery metal shelving


Board Talk

Certification changes and why being certified is important


School Libraries

How to survive (and thrive) in your school library…School Library Chats are back!

New procedures for school library ILL statistics begin now

Data submitted to Collect is ready for you in Connect!


Why Didn't I Think of That?

Kids event in ChamberlainJumpin' in Your Jammies for Joplin: a great collaboration in Chamberlain

Big changes come in small packages at Wall





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