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August 2014, Volume 6, Issue 6

Continuing Education Alert

Check Your Calendars!!

One Book SD

Teen Blogging Contest
Deadline: August 1, 2014

SDLA Branch Out
August 7, 2014

Library Card Sign-up Month
September 2014

ALSC National Institute
September 18-20, 2014

Banned Books Week
September 21-27, 2014

Banned Websites Awareness Day
September 24, 2014

SDLA Annual Conference
October 1-3, 2014

SDLA Legislative Day
January 22, 2014

Featured e-Resources of the Month
New e-resources' features made available

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In this month's issue


Library Headlines

2014 Library Institute ClassLibrary Training Institute -- a good value!

Braille and Talking Book Program writes strategic plan

Haakon County Public Library celebrated 100th anniversary

Introducing New SDSL Board Member, Trista Friman


Continuing Education Opportunities

Books Systems Atriuum to hold webinar demonstration - October 7, 2014

August 2014 Continuing Education Opportunities


Children's and YA Services

young adult reading program logoYARP/SD Teen Choice Award Booklist Update

Iowa Librarian Is breaking the craft ceiling

Reading Is Fundamental study says summer reading is not priority

SD Titles To Go makes participating in SD Children's & Teen Choice book awards easier

Summer Reading Program Report Time


Featured E-resources of the Month

Mango adds language courses and content

Learning Express Library 3.0 has enhanced functionality, 2.0 retired


Grant Opportunities

Association of American Educators Foundation Classroom Grants

USA Today in the classroom

ALSC/Candlewick Press "Light the Way" Grant


Board Talk

SD public library accreditation and certification tweaked
By Daria Bossman, State Librarian


Library Development

Brittany and Megan, staff at Dell RapidsUnderstand your community's technology needs--take the Edge Assessment

FY 2013 Public Libraries Survey Data -- how are we doing?

How to automate a library one step at a time: Part 2

"Blue books" are now online

Interlibrary Loan: remember two good rules of thumb


School Libraries

Newest School Library Survey data now available

School library Boot Camp class 2014Digital Citizenship is focus of third annual School Library Boot Camp

Include South Dakota's 125 years of statehood in your project planning

SDMyLife is useful to students navigating career development


In Focus

Operation: Military Kids – supporting kids through outreach


Why Didn't I Think of That?

LEGO bricksLEGO Trade at Madison Public Library

Denver Public Library pedals books to patrons





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