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August 2015, Volume 7, Issue 7

Continuing Education Alert

Check Your Calendars!!

National Inventor's Month

National Back to School Month

Women's History Month

ACRL: Immersion Program Teacher Track
August 2-7

Bad Poetry Day
August 18

Senior Citizen's Day
August 21

Women's Equality Day
August 26

Library Card Sign-up Month

International Literacy Day
September 8

SDLA Conference: Preparing for a Bright Future
September 23-25, 2015

Banned Books Week
September 27- October 3

Banned Websites Awareness Day
September 30

Featured e-Resources of the Month
New Computer Skills Center and More Added To Learning Express Library

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Library Headlines

School Library Boot CampFourth annual School Library Boot Camp held at Black Hills State University
Teacher librarians, tech integrationists, and paraprofessionals from across the state investigated "STEM in the 21st Century School Library" in July.

SD Braille and Talking Book Library Summer Reading a success
Young readers registered and pledged to read 20 minutes every day, 7 days a week, from June 8th through July 17th.


Continuing Education

August Continuing Education Opportunities


Children's and YA Services

Summer Reading Program Survey is released

Apply For Great Stories Club Programming Grants for at-risk teens

First Lady Linda Daugaard is South Dakota's Reading Ambassador


Featured e-Resources of the Month

New Computer Skills Center and more added to Learning Express Library

SIRS discoverer website is now mobile friendlySIRS Discoverer gets a makeover


Library Development

Invest in staff and resources related to greater use of services, national statistics show

Using HathiTrust for research


In Focus

Armour Carnegie LibraryThings are hopping in libraryland
Milestones, moving, making a difference and more!


School Libraries

School Library Summit generates two year-long goals
The annual School Library Summit was held on July 22 on the campus of BHSU.

Gear up for 2015-16 Prairie Bud and Pasque Awards
Each year, Kindergarten through fifth grade students across South Dakota vote for the state's two children's book awards, the Prairie Bud and Prairie Pasque.





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