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August 2010
Volume 2, Issue 8

Continuing Education Alert


Check Your Calendars!!

Library Card Sign-up Month 2010
September, 2010

SDLA Annual Conference
September 22-24, 2010. Sioux Falls.

Festival of Books
September 24-26, 2010. Sioux Falls.

Banned Books Week: Celebrating the Freedom to Read
September 25 - October 2, 2010.

2010 Indian Education Summit
September 26-28, 2010

Teen Read Week
October 17-23, 2010

2nd National Day on Writing
October 20, 2010


August Continuing Education Opportunities

Library Challenge: Electronic Resources Edition 2

Are you up to the Challenge? It’s never too late to begin. Join us for the summer edition of the State Library Electronic Resources Challenge! It all happens online now through September 10.
More Information

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August 2

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

August 3

  • Prepare and Respond: Partnering with Local Emergency Management
    (1:00-2:00 pm CT; 12:00-1:00 pm MT; online webinar)
    Learn about a Florida-based project that helps libraries throughout the U.S. serve their communities through partnerships with fellow responders. More Information.

August 4

  • Learning Express Library
    (11:00 am – 12:00 pm CT; 10:00 – 11:00 am MT; online webinar)
    More Information.

  • Community Engagement Governance: Empower Your Nonprofit for Community Impact!
    (12:00- 1:00 pm CT: 11:00-12:00 pm MT; online webinar)
    Why is board governance one of the most common and persistent problems for nonprofits? This webinar presents a new governance framework, which has been nationally recognized as one of the true innovative developments in the field. More Information.

  • Effective Internet Strategy for Your Nonprofit
    (1:30 – 2:30 pm CT; 12:30 – 1:30 pm MT; online webinar)
    This webinar shows how any nonprofit can develop and execute an Internet strategy to further its mission. More Information.

August 10

  • Selecting and Recommending Inspirational Fiction
    (1:00 – 2:00 pm CT; 12:00 – 1:00 pm MT; online webinar)
    Inspirational and Christian fiction are tremendously popular genres, but what sort of books are found beneath the arc of these broad terms? More Information.

August 11

  • Through Strategy to Action: Effective Strategic Planning
    (12:00 – 1:00 pm CT: 11:00 – 12:00 pm MT; online webinar)
    Take a look at how a nonprofit can better infuse its mission into the thinking and daily activity of staff and board through a straightforward, rigorous, and even morale-building process. More Information.

  • SIRS Discoverer
    (12:00 – 1:00 pm CT; 11:00 am – 12:00 pm MT; online webinar)
    More Information.

August 12

  • Lexiles Part I: Instructional Collaboration for the School, Library and Home: a RACE Webinar
    (3:30 - 4:30 pm CT; 2:30 - 3:30 pm MT; online webinar)
    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.

August 16

  • SIRS Issues Researcher: Educator Tools
    (12:00 – 12:45 pm CT; 11:00 – 11:45 am MT; online webinar)
    More Information.

August 17

  • Ancestry Library
    (2:00 – 4:00 pm CT; 1:00 – 3:00 pm MT; online webinar)
    More Information.

August 18

  • Advocacy for Libraries: In Our Own Interest
    (12:00-1:00 pm CT; 11:00 am – 12:00 pm MT; online webinar)
    As promised at the event on Capitol Hill in D.C. at ALA Annual 2010, SirsiDynix and Gale Cengage Learning present a webinar on advocating for libraries. More Information.

  • Telling Your Story in Numbers: Getting the Most out of Audited Financial Statements
    (12:00 – 1:00 pm CT; 11:00 – 12:00 pm MT: online webinar)
    This session will walk attendees through the fundamentals of nonprofit financial presentation and provide specific tips for working with your auditors and improving the clarity of your statements. More Information.

  • Getting the Most Out of Your Branding and Communications Efforts
    (1:30 – 2:30 pm CT; 12:30 – 1:30 pm MT; online webinar)
    This session is designed to help organizations of all types and sizes - deliver on your brand...how to make sure that your board, staff, volunteers, etc. all can communicate and live your brand in a consistent, high impact manner. More Information.

  • Learning Express Library
    (2:00 – 3:00 pm CT; 1:00 – 2:00 pm MT; online webinar)
    More Information.

  • Lexiles Part II: Electronic Resources: a RACE Webinar
    (3:30 to 4:30 pm CT; 2:30 – 3:30 pm MT: online webinar)
    Do your students struggle to find appropriate reading levels on the Web? How do you know the reading level of a Web site or online article? Take this webinar to review Lexile basics, learn how to use South Dakota State Library electronic resources that provide Lexile levels, and find out how to determine Lexile level for material that is not already rated. Join DOE’s Marta Stirling, and SDSL’s Julie Erickson and Jane Healy as we explore Lexiles online. More Information.

August 19

  • SIRS Discoverer WebFind: Educator Tools
    (9:00 – 10:00 am CT; 8:00 – 9:00 am MT; online webinar)
    More Information.

  • SIRS Issues Researcher
    (10:30 – 11:30 am CT; 9:30 – 10:30 am MT; online webinar)
    More Information.

August 23

  • World Book Online Public Library Edition
    (10:30 – 11:30 am CT; 9:30 – 10:30 am MT; online webinar)
    More Information.

August 24

  • Fantastic Fall Fiction for Youth
    (1:00 – 2:00 pm CT; 12:00 – 1:00 pm MT; online webinar)
    Autumn ushers in some of the most exciting youth fiction titles of the publishing season. This webinar will give you a head start on books to watch for. More Information.

August 25

  • Reduce Cost & Risk in Facility Planning
    (1:30 – 2:30 pm CT :12:30 – 1:30 pm MT; online webinar)
    This webinar touches on the critical information a board and CEO need to have to increase quality and value in the conception, design and construction of new or renovated facilities, while reducing costs, risks and stress. More Information.

August 26

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

August 30

  • Ancestry Library
    (11:00 am – 1:00 pm CT; 10:00 am – 12:00 pm MT; online webinar)
    More Information.

August 31

  • Heritage Quest
    (3:00 – 5:00 pm CT; 2:00 – 4:00 pm MT; online webinar)
    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. More Information

OPAL
Online programming for All Libraries (OPAL) provides a wide variety of programming topics. More Information

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. More Information

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. More Information

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. More Information

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. More Information

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. More Information

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