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February 2013, Volume 5, Issue 2

Continuing Education Alert

Check Your Calendars!!

One Book SD

Take Your Child to the Library Day
Feb. 2

Digital Learning Day
Feb. 6

Read Across America Day
March 2

Teen Tech Week
March 10-16

PLA Virtual Spring Symposium
March 20

School Library Month

Month of the Military Child

National Library Week
April 14-20

World Book Night
April 23

El Día de los Niños/El Día de los Libros
April 30

Featured e-Resources of the Month
Power search with ProQuest

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In this month's issue


Library Headlines

South Dakota public libraries recognized for accreditation efforts

Schools and libraries among those awarded the second round of South Dakota Broadband Initiative grants

New South Dakota State Library Data Digests are online


February Continuing Education Opportunities

School Library Chats: Third Quarter

E-government/State Government Resources: a RACE webinar

2012 Public Library Survey Information: a RACE webinar

Strengthen Your Community by Building Library Partnerships: a RACE webinar

More Continuing Education opportunities


Children's and YA Services

Summer reading partnerships

Keep those YARP/SD Teen Choice Book Awards votes coming

Let the Prairie Bud and Prairie Pasque voting begin

Get ready for Teen Tech Week

Purple Up Day is April 12


Featured e-Resources of the Month

Pro QuestPower search with ProQuest
Whether it's time to do serious research or just browse magazines, ProQuest is the tool for you.


Grant Opportunities

"My First AASL National Conference" Travel Grant

Snapdragon Book Foundation


Library Development

2012 Public Library Survey opens soon

Digital state publications now online

State Library receives excellent review from the Foundation Center

Book Cover of Marketing Your Library: Tips and Tools That Work edited by Carol Smallwood. image used with permission from bn.comFrom marketing to learning commons – book reviews


Board Talk

Rotunda celebration — 100 years and counting
By Daria Bossman, Interim State Librarian


School Libraries

21st Century School Library Award application process begins March 1

Common Core resources at MyOer

Help prevent cyberbullying


Why Didn't I Think of That?

Dogs in the libraryMikkelsen Library goes to the dogs

Dewey Cheers lead students to favorite nonfiction





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