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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

Continuing Education Opportunities


"Digging Deeper into Primary Sources 2" offers resources for classroom & personal use

Digging Deeper Two event

"Digging Deeper into Primary Sources 2," a free online learning opportunity available on Friday, November 20, 2015 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. CT, focuses on finding and using primary sources in the classroom. Though the target audience is K-12 teachers, librarians, trustees, historians and genealogists are encouraged to attend. Participants may attend all three sessions or whatever their schedules and interest allow.

Sponsored by the SD State Library with a grant from Teaching Primary Sources, Library of Congress, this program features these sessions and speakers:

  • "Engage your Students using Inquiry and Resources from the Library of Congress" by Keith Patterson, Project Coordinator, Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources
  • "Thinking Historically: Strategies for Integrating Evidence" by Glenn Wiebe, ESSDACK Social Studies Consultant, Teacher
  • "Listening to the Elders" Dr. Scott Simpson, Learning Specialist, TIE

For more information and to register, go to

This opportunity follows the popular "Digging Deeper into Primary Sources" online learning day held in March. You can access the archives at


October 2015 Continuing Education Opportunities

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