Coordinated by the South Dakota State Library, Random Acts of Continuing Education (RACE) are 30 minutes to 1 hour webinars that focus on current topics of interest to librarians.
South Dakota State Library Public Library Trustee Wiki
Join the three creators of the Trustee wiki; Brenda Hemmelman, Jane Healy and Kathleen Slocum for a questions and answer session.
- Public Library Trustee Wiki is intended to provide information for South Dakota Public Library Trustees to use in the performance of their duties.
- The wiki will help you update your current policies, procedures and answer other questions you might have.
- Wednesday, March 26 at 10:30 am - 11:30 pm CT
- Thursday, March 27 at 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm CT
School Library Survey 2013-2014
March 18, 4:00 - 5:00 CT; 3:00 - 4:00 MT
Presented by: Shawn Behrends, Marta Stirling, Joan Upell
Join us for a quick overview of the 2013-2014 School Library Survey. It's the perfect way to take a look at the new survey platform, see a few new questions and remind yourself to complete the survey on time. This information will be helpful for beginners as well as those who have completed the survey in previous years. Remember, only one survey per district is required and it is open from April 1 to May 13.
2013 Public Library Survey Information
The 2013 Public Library Survey will launch February 3rd. Beginning this year the survey will be hosted by a different vendor. The link to the survey is sd.countingopinions.com
Usernames and passwords have been changed. In order to get your login information you will be required to attend one of the five scheduled webinars where we will review some of the changes to the survey interface. Don't worry, the survey is basically the same, only the "skin" is different and we think you'll find that navigating the survey will be easier. Join Shawn Behrends, Jasmine Rockwell and Kathleen Slocum as they talk about these important issues.
- Thursday, January 30, 2014; 11 am (CT)
- Tuesday, February 11, 2014; 3 pm (CT)
State Library 101 for New School Librarians: a RACE Webinar
Are you a new school librarian? Are you feeling a bit overwhelmed and have a million questions? The State Library can help! Join school library coordinators Marta Stirling and Joan Upell for a guided tour through the resources, tools, people and services available to you, your staff and your students. As the librarians for you, the librarians, we can help you find the answers you need for success in your new adventure.
October 8, 2013; 4:00 pm CT (3:00 pm MT)
Presented by: Joan Upell & Marta Stirling, School Library Coordinators
May 2, 2013; 11:00 am CT (10:00 am MT)
Presented by: Brenda Hemmelman and Kathleen Slocum
Learn the basics of how to apply for grants, how to write a proposal, and information you need to gather and keep on file ahead of time. Then find out some great "go to" resources online to find grants, research different foundations, and find free resources for additional help.
eBooks - the Changing Landscape in South Dakota Schools
May 9, 2013; 4:00 pm CT (3:00 pm MT)
Presented by: Joan Upell, School Library Coordinator and Julie Erickson, Electronic Resources Coordinator
77% of SD citizens have access to downloadable ebooks and audiobooks from public libraries. What's the scene at your school? Attend this session to hear more about your options and learn where to look to bring downloadables into your student's lives.
Advanced Searching in Online Resources: Better Search Results are Easier Than You Think!
May 2, 2013; 11:00 am CT (10:00 am MT)
Presented by: Julie Erickson and Jane Heitman Healy
Having trouble coming up with search results that meet your information needs? Craft better searches more easily using the State Library online resources advanced search features. This session will look at advanced search features in Proquest, World Book and more. You will come away with a new confidence in your search skills!
WebDewey! Of Course We Do Dewey! Webinar
Thursday, April 4 at 3:00 - 4:00 pm CT; 2:00 - 3:00 pm MT
Repeated April 30, 2013 at 3:00 - 4:00 pm CT; 2:00 - 3:00 pm MT
Presented by Carol Hageman, SDSL Cataloging Librarian
The Dewey Decimal Classification system has gone to the Web! WebDewey is provided by the South Dakota State Library to school and public libraries. How do I access it? How much is it? How does it work? Join Carol Hageman, SDSL Cataloging Librarian for an overview on how WebDewey works. Bring your questions and join the Webinar!!
Turn In, Tune On, and Get Social Part 3
Thursday, March 28, 2013 from 10:30 am CT (9:30 am MT)
Repeated Tuesday, April 23, 2013 from 4 pm to 5 pm CT
Presented by: Stacia McGourty, Collection Services Librarian
Get on Facebook, they said. It'll be easy, they said.
So you've finally done it. Your library is now on Facebook! (Or Twitter, or Pinterest, or whatever else has come up in the last five minutes.) Congratulations, you have officially entered the fray! And it is a fray. Have you seen some of the trolls out there?
In our 3rd installment, we are going to focus on how social media is being used. Focus is going to be on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest — but other platforms will come up!
In addition to talking about social media use, we'll review top platforms, learn how to manage the trolls, and talk about what goes in to being a digital citizen.
2012 School Library Survey: a RACE webinar
Thursday, March 21 at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm CT; 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm MT
Presented by Mary G. Johnson and Joan Upell
2012 Public Library Survey Information: a RACE webinar
Thursday, Feb. 14 at 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm CT; 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm MT
Thursday, March 14 at 10:30 am -11:30 am CT; 9:30 am - 10:30 am MT
Presented by Daria Bossman, State Librarian, and Jasmine Rockwell, Children's & Young Adult Services Coordinator
Join us to learn everything there is to know about successfully completing the 2012 Public Library Survey. We encourage every library director to take part in one of these webinars. We will be talking about updates and changes to the survey and common mistakes that are made every year by even some of the most experienced library directors.
Just Weed It! New and Improved!
Tuesday, March 12 at 11:00 am -12:00 pm CT; 10:00 am -11:00 am MT
Presented by Nina Mentzel and Brenda Hemmelman
Join Nina Mentzel, SDLN Instructional Librarian/Assistant Director, and Brenda Hemmelman, SDSL Research Librarian, for a new and improved version of the popular 2012 Just Weed It webinar. Brenda will be reviewing the basics of weeding and resources to use to tackle the job. Nina will focus on how to use ALEPH, the SDLN library catalog system, to help determine materials to weed.
Summer Reading & Common Core Information
Thursday, March 7 at 10:30 am - 11:30 am CT; 9:30 am - 10:30 am MT
or at 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm CT; 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm MT
Presented by Jasmine Rockwell and Marta Stirling
School librarians, if you are partnering (or would like to partner) with a public library for summer reading but you canâ€™t make it to a Jump Start workshop, we have a solution for you! We are going to have two webinars to repeat the Common Core portion of the workshop. We need a minimum of five people registered for the afternoon webinar option or it will be cancelled.
South Dakota State Library Website Information
Tuesday, March 5 at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm CT; 10:00 am -11:00 am MT
Presented by Wynne Nafus Sayer and Brenda Hemmelman
Do you sometimes struggle to find a particular program, publication, or item on the State Library website? Join Wynne Nafus Sayer, SDSL Information Officer and website creator, and Brenda Hemmelman, SDSL Research Librarian, for a tour of the State Library website. Bring your questions, and they will help you find what you need. This team will show you how to navigate the website and utilize it for your research needs.
Strengthen Your Community by Building Library Partnerships
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 from 11:00 am CT (10:00 am MT)
Presented by: Jane Healy and Julie Erickson, SDSL Electronic Services Coordinators and Wendy Brunnemann, Wall Community Library, Doris Ann Mertz, Custer County Library and Nita Gill, Brookings Public Library
Learn how to build partnerships between your library and other community agencies and organizations for win-win results: improving citizens' lives, combining staff time and talents, and increasing library support. Participants will leave this session ready to create and implement an action plan for reaching out to your community.
E-government/State Government Resources: a RACE webinar
January 17th, 2013 (4:00 pm — 5:00 pm CT)
February 12, 2013 (11:00 am — 12:00 pm CT)
Presented by: Brenda Hemmelman, Research/ Government Publications Librarian
Learn about state and federal government resources that you can share with your patrons to help their information needs. In addition, learn about how the State Library is now putting SD state government digital publications online, searchable via the SDLN catalog.
New Digital Documents for State Employees
January 8th, 2013 (3:00 pm- 4:00pm CT)
January 9th at 11:00am-12:00 pm CT
Presented by: Brenda Hemmelman
Just Weed It: a RACE webinar
Tuesday, November 6 at 10:30 am CT/9:30 MT and again Wednesday, November 14 at 4:15 pm CT/3:15 MT
Presented by: Brenda Hemmelman
You better weed, you better do what you should
Don't wanna see no ugly shelves and old info
You wanna be tough, Mary Bushing would
So weed it, weed it!
Increase your circulation, you need it
Your library is important, and you gotta show how
Just weed it!
-sung it to the tune of Michael Jackson's Beat It
Turn On, Tune In, and Get Social
October 23, 2012 (3-4 pm); October 31, 2012 (11-12 pm)
previous: February 9, 2012; March 13, 2012
Presented by: Stacia McGourty
What the heck are all these kids twittering about? Social media has been dominating the library landscape, but how comfortable are you? This webinar will discuss some of the basic social media tools — Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. We'll look at who's using social media and how social media can help your library connect to your patrons.
21st Century School Library Self-Assessment: a RACE webinar
Thursday, October 25, 2012 from 4:00-5:00 CT (3:00-4:00 MT)
Presented by: Joan Upell and Mary Johnson
Is your school library still operating under 20th century guidelines? Or, has your school library already moved forward into the 21st century and could use some further direction? Join us to learn about ways you and your administrators can use the new 21st Century Self-Assessment tool to assess and guide your current practices. The new tool is based on the SD School Library Guidelines and also contains everything you need to know to apply for South Dakota's new 21st Century School Library Award.
After watching the webinar, please take a moment to fill out our evaluation
CSLP Copyright and Rules of Use
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 from 10:30 -11:30 am CT; 9:30 - 10:30 am MT
Presented by: Jasmine Rockwell and CSLP
Every year the Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) has fantastic, original artwork created to enhance the summer reading program manual that it produces. Just like any original piece of artwork, there are copyright rules for this artwork. Join the CSLP Copyright and Rules of Use Committee Chair for this one hour webinar explaining how you can use the artwork on the disc that accompanies the summer reading program manual you will be receiving in October.
Good Information Sources—Credible, Uncredible, or Incredible?
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 from 4:30-5:30 CT (3:30-4:30 MT)
Presented by: Jane Healy and Julie Erickson
Information comes at us in all kinds of media! How do we know what's true? How can we help patrons select sources wisely? Join Julie Erickson and Jane Healy to learn factors that make a good source. Evaluating websites will be the primary focus, with other media types considered.
Thursday, September 6, 2012 from 4:30-5:30 Ct (3:30-4:30 MT)
(repeat of May 8 webinar)
Raise your search skills beyond basic Google. Learn to use the best source for the topic, search tips and tricks and more. Finding the best information efficiently & effectively will pay off in school and work. This session will look at Google Advanced search, subscription library resources and what to expect in the future.
Everything School Libraries Need to Know About ILL
August 21, 4:00-5:00 CT/ 3:00-4:00 MT
(repeat of May 1 webinar)
Interlibrary loan will continue to change as digital options and budgets change. Beginning with school year 2012-2013, school libraries are asked to keep more detailed statistics for interlibrary loan. The State Library needs more exact data to determine ILL patterns and trends. For this reason starting with the 2013 School Library Survey we will be collecting more detailed information. This webinar covers ILL basics and what data you need to collect and how to collect it once school begins in the fall of 2012.
LSTA Five Year Plan Focus Group
March 30, 2012; 1:00 pm)
Presented by: Daria Bossman and Collen Kirby
The South Dakota State Library invites all interested librarians, trustees, and citizens to participate in an LSTA 5-Year Plan focus group. The purpose of the LSTA 5-Year Plan focus group will be to review and comment on the draft of the State Library's LSTA 5-Year Plan. Comments and suggestions will be used to make changes to the plan before it is submitted to the Institute of Museum and Library Service. A draft of the 5-Year Plan can be found on the State Library's web site, library.sd.gov (last revised June 1, 2012).
2011-2012 School Library Survey
March 29, 2012; 4:30-5:30 pm CT
Presented by Joan Upell and Mary Johnson
Produced by Julie Erickson
Join us for a sneak peak at the 2011-2012 School Library Survey. We'll review the basics of the Collect program and answer all of your questions. This will be a helpful discussion whether you are new to the process or have completed the survey many times. The survey opens April 1 and closes May 16 this year.
2012 Public Library Survey: Q & A
February 7, 2012; repeated March 8, 2012
Presented by: Daria Bossman and Jasmine Rockwell
Join one of these 1 hour webinars about the 2011 Public Library Survey. We will discuss changes and answer your questions.
Reference to the Rescue (Part II)
February 21, 2012
Presented by: Brenda Hemmelman
Join Brenda Hemmelman to briefly review some of the topics from Part I such as types of reference questions and conducting a reference interview. In addition, we'll go beyond the basics to talk about reference policies, good websites used to answer reference questions, training and tutorials to improve reference skills, email, chat, text, and telephone reference, and using Google and Wikipedia to assist with reference questions.
SDSL Website Recap
January 31, 2012
Presented by: Wynne Nafus Sayer and Jasmine Rockwell
This webinar is an overview of the features and functionality of the SDSL website.
.GOV — Finding State and Federal Government Information Online
January 24, 2012; repeated January 26, 2012
Presented by: Brenda Hemmelman
Reference Librarian Brenda Hemmelman will help you answer these and many other questions. What documentation do I need for a driver's license? Finding state and federal government information online will be covered, as well as a discussion on how libraries are stepping up in times of need to help local citizens with information needs.