January 2013, Volume 5, Issue 1
Check Your Calendars!!
SDLA Legislative Day
ALA Midwinter Meeting
Digital Learning Day
Read Across America Day
Teen Tech Week
PLA Virtual Spring Symposium
School Library Month
National Library Week
World Book Night
Featured e-Resources of the Month
Find Your "A-ha!" Moment
In this month's issue
Rapid City's newest library branch expansion reflects unique collaboration
The newly built Dakota Hall and County/City Public Library East was officially opened with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Nov. 30 at Western Dakota Technical Institute in Rapid City.
South Dakota has four of America's Star Libraries for 2012
Four South Dakota public libraries have been named to Library Journal's list of America’s Star Libraries for 2012. Congratulations!
January Continuing Education Opportunities
Children's and YA Services
Dig Into Reading with the 2013 Jump Start Summer Reading Workshops
The State Library's Jump Start Summer Reading Workshops are coming to a location near you!
Keeping up with Common Core
The Common Core State Standards have been adopted by South Dakota, and many teachers and school librarians are learning what they are all about.
Authors for Earth Day
Authors for Earth Day (A4ED) is a grassroots coalition of award-winning children's authors and illustrators who are helping young readers shape the world around them.
Featured e-Resources of the Month
Keep Learning Express Library in your toolbox
Help patrons sharpen their skills and nail that job, promotion, college acceptance or improved report card.
State publications go digital
During the 2012 legislative session, SDCL 14-1A-3, relating to the state publications distribution program operated by the State Library, was updated to include digital documents.
Do you WebDewey?
One of the services offered by the State Library is access to WebDewey for school and public libraries.
A few tips about public library finances
By Deene Dayton, Director of Local Government Assistance, SD Department of Legislative Audit
Strengthening families @ your library
SDSU Extension Service is hosting a workshop to train facilitators for their Strengthening Families program in Sioux Falls.
Copyright for schools—not black and white
Book review by Jane Healy
What's a public library all about, anyway?
By Daria Bossman, Interim State Librarian
Common Core and School Libraries: Regional meetings draw 136 for training, collaboration
During the first two weeks of December, librarians, paraprofessionals, technology specialists and administrators met together to learn more about how school libraries can integrate the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and SD Library Content Standards.
Digital Learning Day is Feb. 6
The second annual Digital Learning Day takes place on Feb. 6.
The role of a school librarian in the life of a content area teacher
Recently, Kristen Leite, George S. Mickelson Middle School Librarian (Brookings), received an invitation from instructor, Jennifer E. Lacher-Starace, M.Ed, South Dakota State University, Teaching, Learning & Leadership Department, to speak to her Content Literacy classes about the role of a school librarian in the life of a content-area teacher.
The Gale/Library Media Connection TEAMS Award is seeking nominations
The Gale/Library Media Connections TEAMS Award recognizes and encourages the critical collaboration between the teacher and media specialist to promote learning, increase student achievement and develop 21st Century skills.
Why Didn't I Think of That?
The Christmas tree comes full circle
Christmas may be over, but the creative imaginations of librarians are alive and well.
Book Tree builds collection at Armour Carnegie Library
This year the Armour Carnegie Library hosted a Book Tree during the holiday season.