October 2013, Volume 5, Issue 9
Check Your Calendars!!
Teen Read Week
National Friends of Libraries Week
International Games Day
American Education Week
Featured e-Resources of the Month
Two new databases coming soon!
Children's and Young Adult Services
CIPA's effect on current and future teen library usage
Do you know what CIPA is? Taking full effect in 2001 the Children's Internet Protection Act, among other things, requires libraries receiving E-Rate funds to filter all public access computers. Obviously, in the last 12 years the landscape of the Internet has changed but the laws have not. So what does this mean for young people in an increasingly digital world today? What does this mean for libraries who want to stay relevant? Several offices of ALA teamed up to discuss these issues in some video chats. YALSA has made these videos available with some summary findings. Check them out at yalsa.ala.org. For more information on CIPA, see www.ala.org.
Getting to know Evanced Summer Reader software
Upon request of public libraries, this summer the SD State Library made available Evanced Summer Reader software to help you manage your summer reading program. We realize that many of you did not have a chance to become familiar with it before your summer reading programs started. The good news is that you can continue to use it this fall and winter to become more familiar with how it works. We encourage you to have some patrons be your beta users during this time and they can be your "local experts" for next summer.
For the 2014 summer we are asking that you use Evanced Summer Reader in some capacity. This will become one of the requirements for you to receive your CSLP manual for free. If you choose not to use the software, you will simply pay for the cost of the manual.
YARP/SD Teen Choice Book Award Voting Opens October 13
Starting with the beginning of Teen Read Week (October 13 - 19) your teens can vote for the YARP books they are reading online at library.sd.gov. Voting will remain open through April 1st, but don't delay in promoting these amazing titles at your library today!
2014 CSLP Summer Reading Program manuals
The 2014 Collaborative Summer Reading Program Manuals are here! If you haven't received yours yet, it will be in the mail soon. Along with your manual you will be receiving 3 different catalogs - one for public libraries, one for school libraries, and one from National Geographic for public libraries to order special books from. Public libraries, please schedule a visit with your local school librarian to start a partnership for promoting your summer reading program. The items that schools can order are to help in this effort.
You may start placing your orders for CSLP items on October 1st. To ensure that you will receive all of the items in the quantities you want, you are highly encouraged to order early. No items will ship until after January 2014 and you will not be billed until items ship.
To receive your manual for free you must have completed the 2012 Public Library Survey and the online summer reading program evaluation by their respective deadlines. Please contact Jasmine Rockwell at email@example.com if you have any questions about the 2014 CSLP Manual and accompanying catalogs.
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