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August 2013, Volume 5, Issue 7

Continuing Education Alert

Check Your Calendars!!

One Book SD

Library Card Sign-up Month

SD Festival of Books
Sept. 20-22, Deadwood

Banned Books Week
Sept. 22-28

Banned Websites Awareness Day
Sept. 25

Tri-Conference: NDLA, MPLA, SDLA 2013
The Library: All Travelers Welcome
Sept. 25-27, Sioux Falls

Assn. of Rural and Small Libraries (ARSL) Conference
Sept. 25-28, Omaha

Indian Ed Summit
Sept. 29 - Oct. 1, 2013

Teen Read Week
Oct. 13-19

National Friends of Libraries Week
Oct. 20-26

Featured e-Resources of the Month
World Book Student now available for iPad and Online Resources for English Language Learners

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In this month's issue


Library Headlines

Senator Tim Johnson visits with the staff at Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public LibraryEdith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library rededication

New beginnings at the Lower Brule Community College

Digital Bookmobile visits heighten e-wareness at Pierre and Watertown, help celebrate SDSL's 100th birthday



August Continuing Education Opportunities

Looking ahead to professional development for 2013-2014

More Continuing Education Opportunities



Children's and YA Services

Scaling Programs

News from the Collaborative Summer Library Program

Win Free YA Books



Featured e-Resources of the Month

Gale Virtual Reference logoNew in Gale Virtual Reference: content on novels, decades, movies, news and more!



Grant Opportunities

Margaret Alexander Edwards Trust Grants

Innovative Reading Grant




State Library News and Highlights

Shawn BehrendsWelcome Shawn Behrends, new State Data Coordinator

Congratulations, Public Library Institute Class of 2013

Library Institute keeps me learning new things
By Kathy Connell

Welcome new South Dakota librarians

Calculating your library's community value

Data sources abound
By Brenda Hemmelman



Board Talk

Technology Grants for your local public library—Go for it!
By Daria Bossman, State Librarian



School Libraries

boot camp class in sessionShaZam! Multiple Literacies in the 21st Century School Library: School Library Boot Camp 2013

Common Core Literacy and the School Library: Indian Education Summit Pre-Conference Event, Sept. 29

Resources and tools to support your "back-to-school" planning



book cover of how to teach thinking skills within common core by bellanca

What are we reading?

How to Teach Thinking Skills Within the Common Core by Bellanca, Fogerty and Pete
book review by Joan Upell



Why Didn't I Think of That?

Antiques Roadshow at Freeman Public Library—priceless

Have you ever thought of circulating cake pans?

Jumping to new heights at Elkton Community Library






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