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April 2010
Volume 2, Issue 4

Check Your Calendars!!

One Book South Dakota
throughout 2010

School Library Month
April 1-30, 2010

SD School Library Survey
April 1- May 31, 2010

National Library Week
April 11-17, 2010

El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children's Day/Book Day)
April 30, 2010

Children's Book Week
May 10-16, 2010


Featured e-Resources of the Month
Learning Express helps improve lives

Continuing Education Alert
Highlighting April Online Learning Opportunities


Continuing Education Opportunities

Library Training Institute 2010
June 6-11, 2010; Northern State University, Aberdeen

Registration deadline is April 5.

Coordinated by the South Dakota State Library, the Library Training Institute is a four-year program of continuing education for library practitioners, support staff and trustees of small public libraries. No prior formal library science education, or previous college attendance, is required to attend.

For more information and to register go to: library.sd.gov.

 

Library Challenge: Electronic Resources Edition
February 22 - May 7; online
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May Archives

 


April 1

  • Directions in Metadata (ALA TechSource)
    (3:00-4:00 pm CT; 2:00-3:00 pm MT; online webinar)
    Bibliographic data is in the midst of a major transition. With the emergence of the semantic web, the very purpose of this data is evolving from an entity meant for interpretation by humans to one meant for interpretation by machines? Karen Coyle, digital library consultant and bibliographic data expert, will discuss the future of metadata and its role in bibliographic data and the semantic web.
    More Information

  • SIRS Issues Researcher
    (2:00 – 3:00 pm CT; 1:00 – 2:00 pm MT; online webinar)
    More Information

 

April 5

  • Fall 2010 Librarian Preview (Scholastic)
    (12:00-1:00 pm CT; 11:00 am-12:00 pm MT; online webinar)
    Get the inside scoop in this webcast – directly from Scholastic headquarters – on upcoming picture books, fiction, and nonfiction for all age/grade levels K-12.
    More Information

 

April 6

  • Proquest Research Library
    (1:00 – 2:15 pm CT; 12:00 – 1:15 pm MT; online webinar)
    More Information

  • SIRS Discoverer WebFind: Educator Tools
    (1:00 – 2:00 pm CT; 12:00 – 1:00 pm MT; online webinar)
    More Information

  • Libraries Go Boom! Library Service to Older Adults and Baby Boomers (WebJunction)
    (1:00 - 2:00 pm CT; 12:00 -1:00 pm MT; online webinar)
    Douglas C. Lord, of the Connecticut State Library and active WebJunction contributor will share best practices related to services to older adults with a special emphasis on the baby boom generation.
    More Information

 

April 7

  • SIRS Discoverer
    (11:00 am – 12:00 pm CT; 10:00 – 11:00 am MT; online webinar)
    More Information

 

April 8

  • SIRS Issues Researcher: Educator Tools
    (11:30 am – 12:15 pm CT; 10:30 – 11:15 am MT; online webinar)
    More Information

 

April 9

  • College of DuPage Teleconference: Technology Trends in Libraries: Tools, Skills, Staffing, Training
    (11:00 am – 12:30 pm CT; 10:00 am – 11: 30 pm MT; teleconference)
    Librarians know that the target of keeping technologically current is always moving, and budgets are static at best. This teleconference will address the current status of technology in the library and explore future technological trends.
    More Information

 

April 12

  • Heritage Quest
    (12:00 – 2:00 pm CT; 11:00 am – 1:00 pm MT; online webinar)
    Combining digital, searchable images of U.S. federal census records with the digitized version of the popular UMI Genealogy & Local History collection and other valuable content, HeritageQuest Online (HQO) is an essential collection of unique material for both genealogical and historical researchers.
    More Information

 

April 13

  • World Book for Schools
    (2:30 – 3:30 pm CT; 1:30 – 2:30 pm MT; online webinar)
    More Information

  • Digitization Basics: A RACE Webinar
    (3:00 - 4:00 pm CT; 2:00 - 3:00 pm MT; online webinar)
    This webinar led by Digital Initiatives Librarian Stacia McGourty will cover the basics of digitization including: what items can be digitized, an overview of digitization equipment, the vocabulary used, and resources available.
    More Information

 

April 14

  • Ancestry Library
    (12:00 – 2:00 pm CT; 11:00 am – 1:00 pm MT; online webinar)
    More Information

 

April 15

  • The Five I's of Fundraising
    (1:00 - 2:00 pm CT; 12:00 - 1:00 pm MT; online webinar)
    Theory and best practice are not always the same when it comes to fund development. The five I's have stood the test of time as a best practice tool. This session will discuss how to use the five I's to work with current donors as well as identify new donors using old and new media. We will also discuss how your organization can implement the five I's strategy throughout your organization, engaging program staff and Board members.
    More Information

 

April 20

  • School Library Survey: a RACE Webinar
    (9:00 - 10:00 am CT; 8:00 - 9:00 am MT; online webinar)
    Assistant State Librarian Daria Bossman, Joan Upell and Lee Crary will lead school library staff through the basics of the new Collect School Library Survey (formerly known as the “annual report.”) in this webinar.
    More Information

  • Competency Success Stories for Your Library (WebJunction)
    (1:00 - 2:00 pm CT; 12:00-1:00 pm MT; online webinar)
    Competencies are descriptions of the skills, knowledge, and attitudes associated with a job position, and are often compiled into an organized index that can be referenced for hiring, training, and evaluation purposes. Come and discover ways that libraries around the country are putting library competencies to practical use, saving time and money while increasing staff skills and expertise.
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April 21

  • Expert Talks: Learning and Instruction in the 21st Century (Scholastic)
    (2:30 - 3:30 pm CT; 1:30 - 2:30 MT; online webcast)
    Join David Rose, the founding Director/Chief Scientist at the Center for Applied Special Technology, as he discusses the new digital classroom and building expertise through technology.
    More Information

 

April 22

  • Jason Griffey on Gadgets: Personal Electronics for Your Library (WebJunction)
    (1:00 - 2:00 pm CT; 12:00 - 1:00 pm MT; online webinar)
    Patrons are checking personal electronics out, asking for content to load on them, and seeking librarians' technical advice. In this webinar, Griffey will examine current popular gadgets, talk about upcoming gadgets, and answer a few common questions about the best way to deal with gadgets both personally and at the library.
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  • Creating Balance - Professional Management Skills
    (1:00 - 2:00 pm CT; 12:00 - 1:00 pm MT; online webcast)
    Do you want to work and communicate more effectively? Use time well? Empower your staff and volunteers to be their best? This webcast will share real life, how to's that help you be the best you can be. We will discuss communication, meeting management, managing up and down as well as how to handle challenging situations and find ways to get balance between work and life.
    More Information

  • Religion & Public Libraries: Do You Dewey 200? (Infopeople)
    (2:00 - 3:00 pm CT; 1:00 - 2:00 pm MT; online webinar)
    Although public libraries may not support a particular religion, the area of religious inquiry by library users does need support, just as other community and individual interests receive. Differentiating between support of a particular religious system and support of religious inquiry by any and all is what speaker Francisca Goldsmith will explore in this session.
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April 23

  • World Book Online Public Library Edition
    (1:00 – 2:00 pm CT; 12:00 – 1:00 pm MT; online webinar)
    This hour-long session provides an overview of the World Book Online Public Library edition provided by the South Dakota State Library. The Public Library edition provides reference and research tools for public library patrons of all ages.
    More Information

 

April 27

  • School Library Survey : a RACE Webinar
    (4:00 - 5:00 pm CT; 3:00 - 4:00 pm MT; online webinar)
    Assistant State Librarian, Daria Bossman, Joan Upell and Lee Crary will lead School library staff through the basics of the new Collect School Library Survey (formerly known as the “annual report.”) in this webinar.
    More Information

 

April 29

  • Ancestry Library
    (3:00 – 5:00 pm CT; 2:00 – 4:00 pm MT; online webinar)
    More Information

 

April 30

  • Sizzling Summer Reading: Programming Tips and Titles for Children and Teens (Booklist)
    (1:00 - 2:00 pm CT; 12:00 - 1:00 pm MT; online webinar)
    Carole Fiore, Jeanette Larson, and presenters from Candlewick Press and HarperCollins Children’s Books, will share their knowledge about summer reading programs and offer sneak peeks at new titles.
    Register Online


Upcoming May Events

  • Can You Hear Me Now: How to Make a Podcast and Screencasting: Creating Online Tutorials
    May 3 (Sioux Falls) and May 6 (Rapid City)

    These classes are presented by Max Anderson, Technology Coordinator for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM). These classes are part of a series of 4 classes held May 3 & 4, 2010 in Sioux Falls and May 6 & 7, 2010 in Rapid City. If you wish to take more more than one class, you must register for each class separately.
    More Information

  • Healthy Aging At Your Library and From Snake Oil to Penicillin: Evaluating Consumer Health Information on the Internet
    May 4 (Sioux Falls) and May 7 (Rapid City)

    These classes are presented by Samanthi Hewakapuge, Consumer Health Coordinator for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM). These classes are part of a series of 4 classes held May 3 & 4, 2010 in Sioux Falls and May 6 & 7, 2010 in Rapid City. If you wish to take more more than one class, you must register for each class separately.
    More Information

  • Lexiles Part I: Instructional Collaboration for the School, Library and Home: a RACE Webinar
    May 6

    Lexile measures help educators, librarians and families to select books, articles and other materials that provide the right level of challenge for the reader’s skills and goals, and to monitor growth in reading ability. Join Marta Lemke, DOE Language Arts Specialist, and Joan Upell, School Library Coordinator, to learn more about Lexile basics and to share practical collaboration ideas.
    More Information

  • So You Are Thinking About a Building Project: a RACE Webinar
    May 13

    Are you considering a building project? Mike Mullin, director at Watertown Regional Library and Kathy Jacobs, director at Yankton Community Library provide tips in this session.
    More Information

 


Archived Learning Opportunities

  • WebJunction
    WebJunction provides monthly webinars on a variety of topics. Webinars will be archived for several months following an event.
    www.webjunction.org

  • OPAL
    Online programming for All Libraries (OPAL) provides a wide variety of programming topics.
    www.opal-online.org

  • SirsiDynix Institute
    SirsiDynix provides free access to industry-leading speakers and events. Their mission is to support librarianship and advance the work of librarians around the world.
    www.sirsidynixinstitute.com

  • Infopeople
    Infopeople provides training for the California State Library. Although the training they provide is for California libraries, they do allow free access to their archived webinars.
    www.infopeople.org

  • Foundation Center
    The Foundation Center provides free short web-based training courses (webinars) on foundation fundraising, proposal writing, and all that goes into getting the grants you need.
    www.foundationcenter.org

  • BCR (Bibliographic Center for Research)
    BCR is a multistate library cooperative based in Denver. Although the training they provide is for member libraries, they do allow free access to their Friday Forums.
    www.bcr.org

  • Open Eye
    Two hour-long courses, Building Accountability Into your Team and Activating Your Programs Strategy and Evaluation that were recorded in November 2009 are directed towards managers and directors in nonprofit organizations who would like to learn strategies for increasing accountability amongst their team members.
    www.openeyegroup.com

 

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