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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

Continuing Education


School Library Chats: Third Quarter

Thursday, Feb. 7, at 3:00 - 4:00 pm CT; and again at 3:00 - 4:00 MT
Moderated by Mary G. Johnson and Joan Upell, School Library Coordinators

Please join us for the third School Library Chat of the year. Anyone interested in school libraries is welcome. This is your chance to informally talk with others, share ideas and ask questions about anything and everything related to school libraries. Please feel free to drop in and out at any time during the hour-long chats. Registration is not required. Just follow the directions and link at


E-government/State Government Resources: a RACE webinar

Tuesday, Feb.12 at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm CT; 10:00 am - 11:00 am MT
Presented by Brenda Hemmelman, Research/ Government Publications Librarian

Learn about state and federal government resources that you can share with your patrons to help them with their information needs. In addition, learn about how the State Library is now putting SD state government digital publications online, searchable via the SDLN catalog.

For more information and registration, click


2012 Public Library Survey Information: a RACE webinar

Thursday, Feb. 14 at 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm CT; 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm MT
Thursday, March 14 at 10:30 am - 11:30 am CT; 9:30 am - 10:30 am MT
Presented by Daria Bossman, Interim State Librarian, and Jasmine Rockwell, Children's & Young Adult Services Coordinator

Join us to learn everything there is to know about successfully completing the 2012 Public Library Survey. We encourage every library director to take part in one of these webinars. We will be talking about updates and changes to the survey and common mistakes that are made every year by even some of the most experienced library directors.

For more information and registration, click


Strengthen Your Community by Building Library Partnerships: a RACE webinar

Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm CT; 10:00 am - 11:00 am MT
Presented by Jane Healy and Julie Erickson, Electronic Resources Coordinators

Learn how to build partnerships between your library and other community agencies and organizations for win-win results: improving citizens' lives, combining staff time and talents, and increasing library support. Participants will leave this session ready to create and implement an action plan for reaching out to your community.

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