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September 2013, Volume 5, Issue 8

Continuing Education Alert

Check Your Calendars!!

One Book SD

Library Card Sign-up Month

International Literacy Day
September 8

SD Festival of Books
Sept. 20-22, Deadwood

Banned Books Week
Sept. 22-28

Banned Websites Awareness Day
Sept. 25

Tri-Conference: NDLA, MPLA, SDLA 2013
The Library: All Travelers Welcome
Sept. 25-27, Sioux Falls

Assn. of Rural and Small Libraries (ARSL) Conference
Sept. 25-28, Omaha

Indian Ed Summit
Sept. 29 - Oct. 1, 2013

Teen Read Week
Oct. 13-19

National Friends of Libraries Week
Oct. 20-26

Featured e-Resources of the Month
Beyond the Great Gatsby: e-resources for book groups and literature

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In this month's issue


Library Headlines

School libraries recognized for efforts to support 21st century learning

north sioux city library ground breakingNorth Sioux City breaks ground for new building

Prairie West Branch grand opening

Lower Brule welcomes new library



September Continuing Education Opportunities

SD State Library hits the road with digital documents & e-resources

The 2013 Tri-Conference, Indian Education Summit, and the Digital Shift

More continuing education opportunities



Children's and YA Services

Oxford Owl enhances reading

Summer Reading Program Survey

All things YALSA-related

Partner with a purpose



Featured e-Resources of the Month

Gale Virtual Reference logoBeyond the Great Gatsby: e-resources for book groups and literature



Grant Opportunities

USA Today in the Classroom

Carnegie-Whitney Grant

ALSC/Candlewick Press "Light the Way" Grant

Innovative Reading Grant

Preservation Assistance Grants for Smaller Institutions

First Book


Margaret Alexander Edwards Trust Grants

Wish You Well Foundation Grants



State Library News and Highlights

Welcome new South Dakota librarians

SD documents librarians appointed to Regional Federal Depository Library Advisory Group

Signs of the times-copyright, printers, copiers and your library

Do you have a disaster plan?
by Carol Hageman



Board Talk

state library staff working together on book scannerStreamlining the state publications collection process; Two universities named full depository libraries for State Government Publications Distribution Program
By Daria Bossman, State Librarian





School Libraries

Marta Sterling, new School Library CoordinatorWelcome Marta Stirling, new School Library Coordinator

Boot Camp students team up to create Prairie Pasque and Prairie Bud website

DOE launches new Common Core website

School Library Chats for 2013-2014 begin on Sept. 10



book cover of how to teach thinking skills within common core by bellanca

What are we reading?

Copyright knowledge essential to civilization, says Kenneth Crews





Why Didn't I Think of That?

Siouxland Libraries walks the Book Walk

teen art mural at Watertown RegionalTotally Teen Territory mural painted at Watertown Regional

Beresford Public Library gets cool at the pool

"On-the-shelf" readers advisory helps patrons






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