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February 2014, Volume 6, Issue 1

Continuing Education Alert

Check Your Calendars!!

One Book SD

Take Your Child to the Library Day
Feb. 2

Digital Learning Day
Feb. 6

Read Across America Day
March 2

Teen Tech Week
March 10-16

PLA Virtual Spring Symposium
March 20

School Library Month

National Library Week
April 14-20

World Book Night
April 23

Featured e-Resources of the Month
Welcome, Learning Express Library 3.0

Continuing Education Opportunities


Speed-date the SDSL e-resources

Which State Library databases would you like to get to know better? Which ones haven't you met yet? Now's your chance to kindle a relationship and see which e-resource sparks your interest.

This hands-on session will be offered in two locations. It offers time for you to explore the databases your patrons would most likely use, learn what's new, and consider databases you haven't tried. Learn and earn 3 continuing education contact hours. Sign up today, as seating is limited:


race logoUpcoming RACE Webinars

2013 Public Library Survey Information February 5th (2:00 - 3:00 p.m. CT) and February 11th (3:00 - 4:00 p.m. CT)

The 2013 Public Library Survey will launch February 3rd. Beginning this year, the survey will be hosted by a different vendor. The link to the survey is

Usernames and passwords have been changed. In order to get your login information you will be required to attend one of the five scheduled webinars where we will review some of the changes to the survey interface. Don't worry, the survey is basically the same, only the "skin" is different and we think you'll find that navigating the survey will be easier. Join Shawn Behrends, Jasmine Rockwell and Kathleen Slocum as they talk about these important issues.

To register for a webinar go to


On Common Core (CCSS): On-Demand Webcast Series from School Library Journal

Sign up for School Library Journal's FREE, on-demand webcast series on how the new Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are impacting your library, your school, and your students.

In these 6 one-hour, on-demand webcasts, library, literacy, and education experts from across the country explore how to effectively implement this nationwide initiative. You will emerge better able to navigate the Core's challenges, to make the most of the opportunities it brings, and to be a leader in your library, school and community.

  1. Getting Real: Marc Aronson and Sue Bartle
  2. Librarians, the Secret Weapon
  3. Making the Text Connection
  4. Pathways to Engaged Readers: Helping Students Reach Common Core Levels
  5. The Common Core and the Public Librarian
  6. Serving the CCSS and Youth

Register Today!


More Continuing Education Opportunities

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