December-January 2014, Volume 5, Issue 11
Check Your Calendars!!
School Library Regional Meetings
- December 3, Aberdeen;
- December 10, Sioux Falls
Electronic Resources Challenge
January 13-March 31, online
SDLA Legislative Day
January 23, Pierre
2014 Midwinter Meeting, Philadelphia, PA
January 24-28, 2014
ALA Youth Media Awards, Philadelphia, PA
January 27, 2014
Digital Learning Day
February 5, 2014
Teen Tech Week
March 9-15, 2014
Featured e-Resources of the Month
ChiltonLibrary, Mango Languages now part of State Library e-resources
One Book South Dakota mini-grants
The South Dakota State Library, in collaboration with the South Dakota Humanities Council, is offering 20 mini-grants for free registrations for the One Book South Dakota program for 2014. These mini-grants are available for public libraries who wish to have a One Book Program and have a financial need that would make the $35.00 registration fee a hardship. Only South Dakota public libraries serving populations under 10,000 are eligible to apply for these mini-grants. Details and application information are available here.
Deadline: January 4, 2013
"The CHALLENGE is an opportunity for educators to help promote their programs that teach the 21st century skills students need in order to be prepared for life after high school - no matter whether they go to college or enter the job market. Educators who are designing programs that develop critical thinking, communication, creativity, and collaboration between students and among educators are invited to apply. Applicants must complete the entire online application and then produce and submit a 3-to-5 minute video describing the program."
The online application and information concerning the production and submission of a 3 to 5 minute video are available at: www.follettchallenge.com.
Ezra Jack Keats Minigrant Program
Deadline: March 15
Public school libraries and public libraries that host programs encouraging literacy and creativity in children can apply for an Ezra Jack Keats Minigrant of $500. Programs focusing on the work of Ezra Jack Keats are welcome, but not required. For more information go to www.ezra-jack-keats.org.
Kids Need to Read
Kids Need to Read provides books to under-funded schools, libraries and literacy programs across the United States, especially those serving disadvantaged children. For more information and the online application go to community.kidsneedtoread.org
W. K. Kellogg Foundation
W.H. Kellogg Foundation grants are provided for programs which follow their framework for educated kids, healthy kids, secure families, racial equity, and/or civic engagement.
For more information: www.wkkf.org.
The Lisa Libraries
This foundation provides new children's books to organizations that work with children in poor and under-served areas. 350,000 books have been donated to non-profits since the founding of Lisa Libraries in 1990. For further details go to lisalibraries.org.