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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

Featured E-Resources of the Month


E-resources provide holiday fun and information

Native American Day, Halloween, Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving are right around the corner. Be ready for any holiday with help from State Library e-resources.

SIRS Discoverer's Spotlight of the Month (for grades K-9) and SIRS Issues Researcher's Spotlight on… (for grades 6-12) change monthly with links to articles on a topic commemorated that month. October is National Hispanic Heritage Month, for example. Type keyword search terms, such as personal names or holiday names, in the search box for magazine, newspaper, reference and website article results from reliable sources.

World Book provides trusted information about people and holidays. Use World Book Kids' clickable feature, Important People, and World Book Student and World Book InfoFinder's Biography Center to find information on noteworthy people. Type personal and holiday names into the World Book search boxes in any World Book module to retrieve appropriate results. Be sure to click the "More information" tab to find links to activities, games, websites, lesson plans and more.

Gale Virtual Reference Library presents biographical and holiday information from a variety of online reference books, such as the Dictionary of American History and The Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of World Holidays. You may type a personal or holiday name into the Basic Search box to retrieve results from all content areas, choose a content area and search within it or choose a title and search within that.

Do your research and get ready to celebrate!

These and other e-resources are available from the Online Resources tab on the State Library website. They are directly available within the library and on school and academic campuses and available away from the library with barcode and password. Contact Jane Healy, email, State Library Digital Resources Coordinator, for more information.





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