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

Archived Workshops and Presentations

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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2013

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

Video Recording
Web Link to Video Recording


Grants

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.

Video Recording
Web Link to Video Recording

Slides
PDF Download of Slides

Handout: Demographer's Links
PDF Download of Handout

Handout: Website Links
PDF Download of Handout


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.

Video Recording
Web Link to Video Recording

Handout
PDF Download of Handout


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!

Video Recording
Web Link to Video Recording

Handout
PDF Download of Handout


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!!

Video Recording
Web Link to Video Recording

Powerpoint
PDF Download of Handout


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.

Powerpoint
PDF Download of Powerpoint slides

Video Recording
Web Link to Video Recording


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.

Powerpoint
PDF download of powerpoint

Video Recording
Web Link to Video Recording


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 can’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.

Video Recording
Web Link to Video Recording


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.

Video Recording
Web Link to Video Recording



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.

Handout
PDF Download of Handout

Video Recording
Web Link to Video Recording


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.

Powerpoint Slides
Web Link to PDF Powerpoint of Tune In Turn On Get Social

Video Recording
Web Link to Video Recording


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2012

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.

Video Recording
Web Link to Video Recording

Powerpoint Slides:
Web Link to PDF Powerpoint of Tune In Turn On Get Social


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.

Video Recording:
Web Link to Video

After watching the webinar, please take a moment to fill out our evaluation Surveymonkey URL


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.

Video Recording:
Web Link to Video


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.

Handout
PDF Download of Handout

Video Recording:
Web Link to Video


Search Smart

Thursday, September 6, 2012 from 4:30-5:30 Ct (3:30-4:30 MT)
(repeat of May 8 webinar)

Presented by: Jane Healy and Julie Erickson

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.

Video Recording:
Web Link to Video

Handout
PDF Download of Handout

Google Guide
Web Link to Google Guide


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)

Presented by Colleen Kirby, Mary G. Johnson, and Joan Upell

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.

Video Recording:
Web Link to Video

ILL Definitions
PDF Download

ILL Statistics Form
PDF Download

ILL Recommendations
PDF Download


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 PDF Download (last revised June 1, 2012).

Video Recording:
Web Link to Video


.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.

Presentation Slides:
Web Link to PDF Powerpoint Slides

Video Recording:
Web Link to Video


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.

Handouts
PDF Download

Presentation
PDF Download



Interweaving Community, Culture, and Collaboration through Common Core

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

Powerpoint
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

Handout
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.


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2011

Hey Pardner! Let's Team Up

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

Handout
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

Handout
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

Handout
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:

Participant Guide
PDF Download

Presentation Slides
MS Powerpoint download in PDF format


  • 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

Ready, Set… Research

Presented by Jane Healy and Julie Erickson at SD CTE conference

Handout
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
PDF Download

Worksheet
PDF Download

Economic Development Focus
PDF Download


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2010

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

Presentation
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
PDF Download

Powerpoint Slides
PDF Download


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
PDF Download


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
PDF Download

Powerpoint Slides
PDF Download


Build a Book Club: A RACE Webinar

Presented by Joan Upell and Jasmine Rockwell
August 27, 2010

Participant Guide
PDF Download


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.

Website
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
PDF Download

Powerpoint Handout
PDF Download


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
PDF Download


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

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

Handout
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