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March 2015, Volume 7, Issue 3

Continuing Education Alert

Check Your Calendars!!

Read Across America
Mar. 2

World Wildlife Day
Mar. 3

Digging Deeper into Primary Sources
Mar. 6

Daylight Savings Time begins
Mar. 8

Teen Tech Week
Mar. 8-14

Digital Learning Day
Mar. 13

Freedom of Information Day
Mar. 16

D.E.A.R - Drop Everything and Read
Apr. 2015

School Library Month
Apr. 2015

National Library Week
Apr. 12-18

National Library Workers Day
Apr. 14

National Bookmobile Day
Apr. 15

Celebrate Teen Literature Day
Apr. 16

Money Smart Week®
Apr. 18-25

Featured e-Resources of the Month
Heritage Quest and World Book offer new look and functionality

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Library Headlines

There's still time to register for "Digging Deeper into Primary Sources"
Don't miss this free online learning opportunity available on Friday, March 6.

Join the South Dakota Mango Challenge: win prizes for your library
Mango Languages is hosting an exclusive promotion for South Dakota libraries.

Attention public library directors: Public Libraries Survey FY2014 closes on March 31!


March Continuing Education Opportunities

New, free self-paced library training open to all

March 2015 Continuing Education Opportunities


Children's and YA Services

Youth Media AwardsIntroducing the 2014 ALA Children's & Teen Book Awards

Teen Tech Week™ is this month!

Free fact sheets & presentations to promote teen services

CLEL Bell Awards


Featured e-Resources of the Month

New look for Heritage QuestHeritage Quest and World Book offer new look and functionality


Grant Opportunities

Voya Financial Unsung Heroes Program offers grants for K-12 educational projects

RGK Foundation


Library Development

Grantseeking Workshops

Reserve Time with Library Staff program at Gregory Public Library helps patrons land jobs and get personalized tech assistance


In Focus

Colleen Kirby retiresAsst. State Librarian for Access Services, Colleen Kirby retires

Introduction: Sarah White


School Libraries

Prairie Bud and Pasque Awards -- Have your students voted?

Apply for the 21st Century School Library Award now!

Celebrate Digital Learning Day on Twitter

Everything you need to know about the 2014-2015 School Survey

Stewart Elementary: Using Read! SD to Shave or Save


Why Didn't I Think of That?

Library Book Bingo promotes winter reading

Douglas students test new devices using online resources

Library Book BingoHarvey Dunn Elementary is unique in voting for Prairie Pasque and Prairie Bud books





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