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October 2015, Volume 7, Issue 9

Continuing Education Alert

Check Your Calendars!!

International School Library Month

National Bullying Prevention Month

National Fossil Day
October 14

The Digital Shift
October 14, online

Teen Read Week
October 18-24

National Friends of the Libraries Week
October 18-24

Give Me 20 Fall Challenge
October 19-December 11, 2015

Read for the Record
October 22, 2015

School Library Chats
October 28, 2015

American Diabetes Month

American Indian & Alaska Native Heritage Month

Military Family Appreciation Month

National Novel Writing Month

National Scholarship Month

Picture Book Month

Daylight Savings Time Ends
November 1

National Family Literacy Day
November 1

ACRL Information Literacy Immersion Program: Assessment Track
November 4-7, 2015

ACRL Information Literacy Immersion Program: Intentional Teaching Track
November 4-8, 2015

AASL 17th National Conference and Exhibition
November 5-8; Columbus, Ohio

YALSA's 2015 Young Adult Services Symposium
November 6-8, 2015; Portland, Oregon

Veterans Day
November 11

National Young Readers Week
November 9-13

National Philanthropy Day
November 12

Lita Forum
November 12-15; Minneapolis, Minnesota

Random Acts of Kindness Day
November 13

America Recycles Day
November 15

Geography Awareness Week
November 15-21

American Education Week
November 16-20
•17: Parents Day
•18: Education Support Professionals Day
•17: Substitute Educators Day

International Games Day
November 21

Thanksgiving Day
November 26

Native American Heritage Day
November 27

Featured e-Resources of the Month
E-resources provide holiday fun and information

Library Headlines


Library Headlines

State of the State Library
Video of the presentation slides of the State of the State Library address from the 2015 SDLA conference.

Enid Hyde named inaugural member of 10² Club
The South Dakota Braille and Talking Book Library is honoring Enid Hyde of Pierre as South Dakota's first member of the 10² Club.

Attention public librarians: Project Outcome can help you share the impact of library programs--and it's free!
Are you looking for an easy way to plan and evaluate your library's programs?


October Continuing Education Opportunities

"Digging Deeper into Primary Sources 2" offers resources for classroom & personal use
Don't miss this online event on November 20!

October 2015 Continuing Education Opportunities


Children's and YA Services

yarp book awardsYARP voting opens this month
Voting begins during Teen Read Week

Read for the Record®
On Oct. 22nd, your community has a unique opportunity to join with thousands of others around the country to read the same book to as many children as possible.

On your mark, get set...READ! Summer reading manuals
The 2016 Collaborative Summer Reading Program Manuals are here!


Featured e-Resources of the Month

E-resources provide holiday fun and information
Be ready for any holiday with help from State Library e-resources.


Library Development

Weeding isn't just about books
All library collections need to be weeded on a consistent basis. Here's why.


School Libraries

Interlibrary loan update
Now that school is well underway, take a minute to catch your breath and review some interlibrary loan information.

Prairie Bud and Prairie Pasque voting is open


Why Didn't I Think of That?

"Minions" of reasons to visit Britton Public Library

Orange you glad?
Brookings Public Library features a hue-specific display





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