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October 2014, Volume 6, Issue 8

Continuing Education Alert

Check Your Calendars!!

SDLA Annual Conference
October 1-3, 2014

Teen Read Week
October 12-18, 2014

AASL Fall Forum
October 17-18, 2014

National Friends of the Libraries Week
October 19-25, 2013

YALSA Young Adult Literature Symposium
November 14-16, 2014

SDLA Legislative Day
January 22, 2014

Featured e-Resources of the Month
SIRS Discoverer enhances elementary research

Why Didn't I think of That?


Take e-collections out of hiding

Gale virtual reference library organized by dewey decimal

Gale virtual reference library organized by dewey decimal close upE-collections can be hidden to browsing patrons. To make students aware of the e-books available at Huron High School, Librarian Dawn Coughlin has created displays to highlight e-non-fiction. On one wall, she features Gale Virtual Reference Library (available free to all South Dakota citizens from the State Library) organized by Dewey Decimal subject areas. She printed book covers and descriptions, so that students can see what's available online.

laminated e-book collection featured at ends of stacks

handy e-book info cards for students to takeCoughlin features Huron High's non-fiction e-book collection by hanging these on the ends of the relevant stacks: laminated, printed e-book covers with descriptions on the back.

To help students locate the e-books, Coughlin has a folder on the wall with printed instructions that students can take with them.




Bookmarks show what to read next

bookmarks featuring what to read next

Alexander Mitchell Library in Aberdeen helps readers find what to read next by placing bookmarks with suggestions in plastic holders on shelves in the stacks. The example pictured gives reading suggestions for fans of Stuart Woods.




Making the book-movie connection

connecting books to movies with q r codes

This classroom example of tying books and movies would work well in libraries, too. Teacher Jamie Healy, Memorial Middle School, Sioux Falls, printed book covers for books that have recently been made into movies. She created and printed QR codes, and posted the book covers and codes on her bulletin board. When students scan the QR code, they are linked to the movie trailer for the movie based on that book.


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