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Public Libraries (Library Development) | Training Opportunities | Archived Workshops

Archived Workshops

This page lists Archived Training Opportunities presented by or in part by the South Dakota State Library. Presentations and Handouts will be posted here if available.

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Rethinking the Call Number: Goodbye Dewey, Hello Barnes & Noble

Presented by Brenda Hemmelman
SDLA, October 5, 2012

Many libraries have started organizing their collections by subject and moved away from the Dewey Decimal Classification. Learn about the pros and cons of going Deweyless, and hear about some libraries that have done it.

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Interweaving Community, Culture, and Collaboration through Common Core

Presented by Mary G. Johnson and Joan Upell
2012 Indian Education Summit

Interweaving Community, Culture, and Collaboration through Common Core Powerpoint in PDF Format

This session will teach educators how to interweave community, culture, and collaboration as students learn to use 21st century tools to meet Common Core research standards. Participants will learn various research strategies for grades K-12 that apply across the content areas and go beyond the basic research report. To be college-and career-ready, students must be able to produce real-world projects using real-world tools.

The Information Crossroads: Which Highway Is My Way?

Presented by Jane Healy and Julie Erickson
SDLA, October 5, 2012

Information Crossroads Handout in PDF Format

Confused by the number of places to search online? Trying Google or Wikipedia for every search and getting disappointing results? If you are standing in the crossroads of the Information Highway wondering which way to turn, this session is for you. This session will give participants guidance in choosing the best route to the best result. Google, Wikipedia, and State Library electronic resources and their special features are some of the sites participants will cruise.


Hey Pardner! Let's Team Up

Presented by Jane Healy and Julie Erickson
SDLA, October 7, 2011

Hey Pardner Handout in PDF format

We can cover more trails when we're in cahoots. Learn the basics and benefits of creating successful partnerships with community agencies and organizations.

New Fangled Betterments in Online Resources

Presented by Jane Healy and Julie Erickson
SDLA, October 6, 2011

New Fangled Betterments Handout in PDF format

Find out what's new on the range and what's on the horizon in State Library online resources.

Wanted: Better Search Results

Presented by Jane Healy and Julie Erickson
SDLA Poster Session, October 6-7, 2011

Wanted Handout in PDF format

Inter-Library Loan Webinars

August-September 2011

Presented by Stacia McGourty and Bell Jacobsen

Are you confused about recent ILL changes? New to the library? Want an opportunity to talk with ILL staff? We'll cover:

  • How to place an ILL request via SDLN
  • How to place an ILL request via World Cat
  • The South Dakota State Library's ILL policy

Participant Guide
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Presentation Slides
MS Powerpoint download in PDF format

Ready, Set… Research

Presented by Jane Healy and Julie Erickson at SD CTE conference

Ready Set Research Handout in PDF format

Are your students losing the research race? Do they type a search term into an online search box and hope for matches? Do they grab the top result no matter how inappropriate? This interactive session will show you how to make your students research ready. Tips include searching State Library online resources, Google, Wikipedia and other sources. Bring your laptops and follow along.

Project Compass: Libraries Helping Job Seekers

November 2010, repeated April 2011, November 2011, December 2011, February 2012, October 2012

How can your library, agency or organization best serve people in your community? This 4-hour in-person training emphasizing job-seeker and personal finance information will show you free quality resources at your fingertips. The Project Compass session will provide participants with real-world success stories and a foundation of skills to take the guess-work out of building programs and services in response to patron needs. We will explore best practices for forming programs and services for job seekers and local business development, creating partnerships between your local library and other agencies and organizations, and offering financial literacy and technology training.

Handouts updated October 2012

Participant Guide
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Economic Development Focus
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Creating or Redesigning Your Library Website: A Panel Discussion

SDLA 2010 - Laugh & Learn, Sioux Falls Web Link to SDLA
Presented by Wynne Nafus Sayer (SDSL), Danielle Loftus (USD), Cindy Messenger (Hot Springs Public Library, and Peg Williams (Potter County Public Library). Produced by Brenda Hemmelman (SDSL) and Stacia McGourty (SDSL).
September 23, 2010

Panel Notes
Web link to Panelist Notes

Web link to Presentation Slides

A panel discussion on creating and/or redesigning a library website. Library personnel from libraries of various shapes and sizes that have either created or redesigned a site over the past couple of years will be the panelists. Audience members would get a sense of the different software that could be used (from high tech to simply using a blog), obstacles that the designers had to face and how they worked around them, and ideas for their own website projects.

Lexiles Part II: Electronic Resources: A RACE Webinar

Presented by Marta Stirling, Jane Healy and Julie Erickson
September 16, 2010

Participant Guide
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Powerpoint Slides
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Helping South Dakotans Job Hunt at Your Library — Learning Express and More: A RACE Webinar

Presented by Jane Healy and Julie Erickson
September 9, 2010

Participant Guide
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Lexiles Part I: Instructional Collaboration for the School, Library and Home: A RACE Webinar

Presented by with Marta Stirling, Joan Upell, and Jasmine Rockwell
May 6, 2010, repeated Sept. 8, 2010

Participant Guide
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Powerpoint Slides
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Build a Book Club: A RACE Webinar

Presented by Joan Upell and Jasmine Rockwell
August 27, 2010

Participant Guide
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Library Challenge: Electronic Resources Edition

Electronic Resources Edition was developed by the South Dakota State Library staff to introduce you to the statewide subscription electronic resources. The Electronic Resources Challenge encourages library staff to learn more about the resources that provide expanded access to information and research tools to all schools, libraries and citizens of South Dakota. The challenge will run from June 28, 2010 through September 7, 2010.

Web link to South Dakota Library Challenge

Digitization Basics: A RACE Webinar

Presented by Stacia McGourty and Jasmine Rockwell
May 26, 2010; originally April 13, 2010

Participant Guide
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Powerpoint Handout
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So You Are Thinking About a Building Project?: A RACE Webinar

Presented by Mike Mullin, Director, Watertown Regional Library and Kathy Jacobs, Director, Yankton Community Library
May 13, 2010

Participant Guide
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Healthy Aging at Your Library: Connecting Older Adults to Health Information

Presented by Samanthi Hewakapuge, Consumer Health Coordinator, NNLM
May, 2010

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