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January 2013, Volume 5, Issue 1

Continuing Education Alert

Check Your Calendars!!

One Book SD

SDLA Legislative Day
Jan. 10

ALA Midwinter Meeting
Jan. 25-29

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

National Library Week
April 14-20

World Book Night
April 23

Featured e-Resources of the Month
Find Your "A-ha!" Moment

Continuing Education


New options for Electronic Resources Challenge, Winter 2013

  • "Can I take the Electronic Resources Challenge again?"
  • "How do the electronic resources fit with Common Core?"
  • "I need to take the Electronic Resources Challenge!"

Yes! This time around the State Library has something for beginners, trustees, veterans, and school personnel, with contact hours for each option.

What is the E-Resources Challenge? It’s a self-paced learning opportunity that guides you to explore and discover content and features in the statewide electronic resources. Learn more about online journals, encyclopedias, practice tests and other resources while earning continuing education contact hours (see table below). The 10-week course will examine one or two electronic resources per week. The first lesson will be released Jan. 21. You can start any time after that; however, the Challenge ends on April 8. Register now and receive an e-mail when the first lesson is posted.

Challenge Type Who it's for CEU's Work Expected
Basic Challenge Those who have never taken the Challenge: librarians, trustees, school teachers & staff, volunteers 9 Completion of all lessons
Advanced Challenge Those who have taken a Challenge previously, but want to review or dig deeper 9 Completion of all Advanced lessons
Common Core Connections Teachers/school library staff 9 Completion of CCC lessons: Name standard to be addressed and brief synopsis of how the resource will be used to address that standard
Basic or Advanced + Common Core Connections Those who want to do it all! 18 Completion of Basic or Advanced + CCC

Register now at

Questions? Contact Julie Erickson ( or Jane Healy (


Join your SD colleagues for WebJunction's "The Impact of an Ice Cream Sundae"

Jan. 15 at 1:00-2:00 pm CT; 12:00-1:00 pm MT
Presented by Kathy Jacobs, Director, Yankton Community Library

Join your South Dakota colleagues for this webinar exploring how libraries and community organizations can become innovative partners and collaborators, mixing resources, programs, personnel or funding.

What does an ice cream sundae have to do with library partnerships? Let's pretend that your community organizations (school, academic, public and special libraries and other local organizations) are your favorite kind of ice cream. Now let's ladle your favorite toppings over the ice cream to represent the organizations' resources, programs, personnel and funding. How can the ice cream "mix" with the toppings to be the most luscious dessert possible for the most people? When community organizations collaborate to share their resources with one another, they make the biggest possible impact on the most lives. Learn easy, understandable and powerful strategies that will give you renewed energy to create bold and imaginative collaborations among all types of community organizations.



Upcoming RACE Webinars

New Digital Documents for State Employees
Presented by Brenda Hemmelman

  • Jan. 8 at 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm CT; 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm MT
  • Jan. 9 at 11:00 am -12:00 pm CT; 10:00 am - 11:00 am MT
  • Register Online

During the 2012 legislative session, SDCL 14-1A-3, relating to the state publications distribution program operated by the SD State Library, was updated to include digital documents. Previously, state agencies were required to provide a certain number of copies of state-produced publications to the State Library. The law was changed to include digital publications as well. The publications are given to the State Library for purposes of making them available to the public statewide.

State Library staff, along with staff from the State Archives, are holding training webinars designed to inform state agencies on how they can easily submit state publications in accordance with the new law and administrative rules.

E-government/State Government Resources
Presented by Brenda Hemmelman

  • Jan. 17 at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm CT; 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm MT
  • Feb. 12 at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm CT; 10:00 am - 11:00 am MT
  • Register Online

Learn about state and federal government resources that you can share with your patrons to help 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.


More Continuing Education Opportunities

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January 22

January 23

January 29





common core, continuing education, digital services, electronic resources, government publications, webinars, Yankton

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