Library Training Institute
Coordinated by the South Dakota State Library, the Library Training Institute is a four-year program of continuing education for South Dakota-based library practitioners, support staff and trustees of small public libraries. No prior formal library science education, or previous college attendance, is required to attend.
2013: Young Adult Services: Resources, Ideas, and Opportunities
- Dates: June 2-7
- Where: Northern State University
Spend a week in the dorms and get to know your fellow library students from all over the state. Enjoy meals together in the cafeteria and fun activities in our host city of Aberdeen
- Dr. Sheryl Feinstein, Chair of the Education Department, Augustana College and author of many books on the teenage brain. "Secrets of the Teenage Brain: Researched-Based Strategies for Reaching & Teaching Today's Adolescents", "Parenting the Teenage Brain: Understanding a Work in Progress" plus more. Take a look at some of her other books: augie.edu .
- Samanthi Hewakapuge from National Network of Libraries of Medicine is presenting information on teenage medical issues and resources available in your library. nnlm.gov and nlm.nih.gov
- Ali Bruinsma, Young Adult Librarian, Brookings Public Library, and Cara Romeo, Assistant Director & Community Services Librarian from Aberdeen's, Alexandra Mitchell Public Library will be sharing information on developing, planning, marketing and implementing YA library services and programs.
- Jasmine Rockwell, Children's & Young Adult Services Coordinator from the State Library will share how to create effective book groups and demonstrate lively, memorable book talks. Jasmine has set up some great skyping events that you won't want to miss. One is with a YA author Marissa Meyer, The Lunar Chronicles .
- State Librarian, Daria Bossman will talk to us about a new phenomenon called "maker-spaces" — creating programming and a place where ideas come to life.
Registration is closed however, we have a waiting list. If you have been accepted, you will be contacted via phone or email. Contact Kathleen Slocum at 773-8438 or email with any further questions or concerns.
Institute participants can start the program at any point in the curriculum, but must complete the four components in seven (7) years. Institute instructors provide in-depth classes in: the foundations of public library service; public library administration; services to the public; collections; technical services; and technology. Students earn college credit from Northern State University, and after completion, are recognized as certified library practitioners.
If you have any questions contact Kathleen Slocum at the South Dakota State Library. You can email her ( ) or 605-773-8438 or 1-800-423-6665. We have made more seats available this year. However, scholarships are limited to 24 and also based on need.
Institute of Museum and Library Services
The Library Training Institute is funded in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
The character of "Madam Bookworm" was created by artist Michael McGourty for the South Dakota State Library. Please respect our arrangement and do not reuse or alter the artwork for your own needs.
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