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March 2013, Volume 5, Issue 3

Continuing Education Alert


Check Your Calendars!!

One Book SD

Read Across America Day
March 2

World Read Aloud Day
March 6

Teen Tech Week
March 10-16

PLA Virtual Spring Symposium
March 20

School Library Month
April

Month of the Military Child
April

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
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Library Headlines

 

Bossman named new State Librarian

Daria Bossman has been named as South Dakota's new state librarian.

For the past five months, Bossman has been serving as interim state librarian. She came to the South Dakota State Library in 2008 as the assistant state librarian for development services and has been instrumental in the library's transitional efforts.

For more information about this announcement, continue at library.sd.gov.

 

Join the South Dakota State Library full or affiliate depository program

Prior to 2012, the State Library received 13 physical copies of state publications from state agencies. The types of things we have in our collections include annual reports from state agencies, reports about lakes, road construction, wildlife studies, lottery revenue, plus many more topic areas. The world becomes more digital every day, and the State Library wanted to begin collecting digital publications from state agencies in order to process them and make them available online. Before we could do that, we had to update the state statute and administrative rules that dealt with SDSL's state depository program.

In 2012, State Statute Chapter 14-1A and Administrative Rules relating to the state depository library program were updated and revised.

Now that the State Library is collecting mostly digital publications, the state depository library program is changing. In an effort to increase awareness and availability of SD state publications, we are looking for libraries across the state to join our full or affiliate depository program. The first thing you need to know is that this program does not require any space to shelve items, and it requires very little staff time.

Affiliate depository libraries
There is no limit on the number of affiliate depository libraries that can join. Responsibilities include:

  1. Designate a person by name as administrator of the program for the purpose of direct contact with staff at the State Library;
  2. Conduct at least one annual public orientation or workshop that highlights the use of state publications (You can have someone from the State Library do the workshop for you.) ;
  3. Attend, annually, at least one continuing education opportunity offered by the State Library government publications staff (Many of these are webinars, so no travel would be required.).

Full depository libraries
The full depository library program requires that an application be submitted to the State Library Board. Two libraries will be chosen for this program by the board. Applications may be obtained by contacting Brenda Hemmelman (email).

Responsibilities include:

  1. Designate a person by name as administrator of the program for the purpose of direct contact with staff at the State Library;
  2. Retain and make accessible all state publications obtained through the program, regardless of format, for a minimum of five years with the exception of those publications that are clearly superseded by subsequent editions or that are issued at a later date in cumulated form (Very few publications will be in physical form as most state agencies are submitting items electronically.);
  3. Discard publications received through the program only according to procedures set forth by the State Library;
  4. Allow the State Librarian access to the program for purposes of evaluation;
  5. Conduct at least two annual public orientations or workshops that highlight the use of state publications (You can have someone from the State Library do the workshop for you.);
  6. Attend, annually, at least one continuing education opportunity offered by the State Library government publications staff (Many of these are webinars, so no travel would be required.).

Please consider joining our depository program to help educate citizens about the wealth of information contained in state government publications. If you have questions about either program, call or email Brenda Hemmelman at the State Library.

 

Public Library Institute 2013 is June 2-7

It's time for public librarians to make their summer plans! Spend June 2-7 in the Northern State University dorms and get to know your fellow public library students from all over the state. Enjoy meals together in the cafeteria and fun activities in our host city of Aberdeen.

Public Library Institute staff will present on the theme, "Young Adult Services: Resources, Ideas, and Opportunities," and will include:

We have made more seats available this year. However, scholarships are limited to 24 and are also based on need.

Registration deadline for new students is March 6. The deadline for current students in the program is March 1.

For more information, including registration, continue on to SDSL: Library Training Institute

If you have any questions, contact Kathleen Slocum (email) or call 800/423-6665.

 

School Library Boot Camp 2013 is July 21-24

Check your summer calendars, school librarians! The second annual School Library Boot Camp will be held July 21-24 at the University of South Dakota in Vermillion. Everyone will have the opportunity to stay in an air-conditioned dorm, share great meals with colleagues in the campus cafeteria and create a project to take back to their libraries to use in the 2013-2014 school year.

Boot Camp instructors will present on the theme, "ShaZam! Multiple Literacies in the 21st Century School Library." They will guide students in taking a look with a Common Core lens at topics such as online resources, children's and YA literature, reading strategies, transition from K-12 libraries to college libraries, digital, visual and auditory literacies, as well as using technology tools to engage and challenge students to be college, career and life ready.

Registration deadline is May 15. Boot Camp is a USD course. Students must elect to register for two credits at either the undergraduate or graduate level. On the final day of the course a celebration reception will be hosted for all students to visit with Dr. Rick Melmer, USD Dean of Education, and other USD staff members.

Instructors include:

  • Abby Moore, Education Librarian, USD
  • Danielle Loftus, Technology/Fine Arts Librarian, USD
  • Scott Ahola, Associate Library Director, Ref/Gov't Documents, BHSU
  • Marta Stirling, ELA Coordinator, SD Department of Education
  • Daria Bossman, State Librarian, SD State Library
  • Jane Healy, Electronic Services Coordinator, SD State Library
  • Mary G. Johnson, School Library Coordinator, SD State Library
  • Joan Upell, School Library Coordinator, SD State Library

For more information, go to library.sd.gov. If you have any questions, contact Kathleen Slocum (email) or call 800/423-6665.

 

White Lake librarian cites Institute as aid to success at 30-year celebration

Librarian Linda Dodds hard at work for the community of White Like

The community of White Lake surprised Librarian Linda Dodds at the library's open house in December. Though she knew cake would be served, she did not know she would also be presented with a plaque to honor her 30 years as city librarian.

She displays that plaque along with another valued certificate—her Library Institute diploma. Dodds attended Institute from 2004-2007 and said, "I treasure those Institute days very much. I have such good memories of the content and the teachers. I got to take back and put into action the things I learned." She mentioned library management, cataloging and youth services sessions as particularly helpful. Attending Institute is "what makes me feel competent and comfortable to be a librarian for my small town library. Institute gave me the tools to do it!"

"I still refer to those notebooks and booklets. I go back to information that was presented," both by the teachers and the other students. "I loved the sharing of ideas," Dodds said. "I remembered that one librarian had talked about having a library lock-in. When I wanted to do one here, I contacted her for information."

Dodds appreciates the collegial bonds formed during those summer weeks together. "We looked forward to it every year to renew our friendships. I still feel a kinship even after all those years."

"We got to know State Library staff as people, too, so we aren't afraid to call them when we need help. I can't praise Institute highly enough."

Congratulations, Linda Dodds!

 

 

 

 

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