Library Institute 2023 is June 4 through 9 at Northern State University in Aberdeen, South Dakota.
Dive into a STEMventure! From DIY kits that put Pinterest to shame to Museum Educator-led programs, the Center has many library resources to bring hands-on STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) to your community.
"A COVID Transformation Story: How a Corgi Lover Became a Children's Book Author"
SD Author shares her story of the writing, publishing, and marketing of her first two children's books.
Jean L.S. Patrick is the author of twelve traditionally published books, including The Girl Who Struck Out Babe Ruth and Long-armed Ludy and the First Women's Olympics. She lives near Mitchell, SD and is the Children's Services Librarian at the Mitchell Public Library.
Pamela Diaz Martin
An early childhood literacy consultant whose workshops are shaped by experience as a children's librarian and branch manager.
Beth Berg has worked in libraries for close to 14 years and currently serves as the Collection Development and Cataloging Librarian for Siouxland Libraries. She will be sharing information about the library's Reading Kit collection, which helps new readers practice and develop core reading skills.
Lisa has served as Project Director for the statewide Family to Family Health Information Center at South Dakota Parent Connection since 2008, also home to the state's Parent Training Information Center. Lisa has a Bachelor of Science degree, maintains licensure by the SD Board of Social Work Examiners, and was a certified educator for many years.
Sharing about database access, troubleshooting technical issues, plus learning about children's databases: Miss Humblebee's Academy, BookFlix, Explora Kids, SIRS Discoverer, CultureGrams and the World Book suite.