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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

School Libraries


ShaZam! Multiple Literacies in the 21st Century School Library: School Library Boot Camp 2013

School Library Boot Camp 2013

The second annual School Library Boot Camp: ShaZam! Multiple Literacies in the 21st Century School Library was held on the campus of the University of South Dakota on July 21-24. School librarians and paraprofessionals from across the state communicated, collaborated and created as they learned about best practices for their students and programs.

Coordinated by the State Library in conjunction with USD, Boot Camp is a two credit course for undergraduate and graduate students. Credits may be used toward certificate renewal and/or the school library certificate endorsement.



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

Indian Education Summit GraphicLooking for new ways to reach your students as readers of text in all formats? Join your school library colleagues to collaborate and share ideas as you explore multiple literacy strategies using the Common Core State Standards.

Hosted by the South Dakota State Library Development Services, this event is in conjunction with the South Dakota Indian Education Summit (IES) held at Cedar Shore Resort in Chamberlain. The pre-conference takes place on Sunday, Sept. 29, from 1:00-4:00 pm local time.

This no-cost pre-conference for librarians, library aides and administrators is a great time to ask questions and get information about school libraries and their role in South Dakota. Plan to attend this unique training opportunity and then stay for the rest of the conference.

Registration Links:

Questions? Please contact Kathleen Slocum, email, 800/423-6665, State Library CE Coordinator.



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

By the time August arrives we are all thinking "back-to-school" and planning for the new school year. Here are two resources you will want to have in your 2013-2014 toolbox:



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