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June 2010
Volume 2, Issue 6

Continuing Education Alert

Check Your Calendars!!

ALA Annual Conference
June 24-29, 2010. Washington D.C.

SDLA BranchOut 2010
July 27, 2010. Augustana, Sioux Falls.

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

Festival of Books
September 22-24, 2010. Sioux Falls.


Summer Edition of the State Library Electronic Resources Challenge!

SDSL Electronic Resources Challenge: Summer Edition


Library Headlines

SWIM scholarship recipients announced

Fourteen South Dakota librarians will receive funds for continuing education in library sciences thanks to a grant from the Laura Bush Foundation and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

The grant was made possible through collaboration among the South Dakota State Library, the Idaho Commission for Libraries, Montana State Library and the Wyoming State Library. In the four-state region, 50 scholarships have been awarded to educate librarians and school library media specialists who work in rural communities. The scholarships pay 80 percent of their tuition.

Students will study for either a master’s degree in library science from the University of North Texas distance education program, or a school library media endorsement through distance programs at Black Hills State University, Montana State University, or the University of Montana.

The following South Dakota residents will receive tuition assistance to obtain their master’s degrees in library science: Shawn Behrends, Madison; Debra Moor, Kadoka; Joyce Moore, Vermillion; Sabina Mustic, Sioux Falls; Robin Schrupp, Milbank; Becky Tasa, Yankton; Shari Theroux, Aberdeen; Melissa Weber, Canistota.

The following South Dakota residents will receive tuition assistance in obtaining their K-12 school library media endorsements: Emily Blackwelder, Sioux Falls; Kristi Herting, Watertown; Angela Ostrander, Faith; Virginia Sannes, Aberdeen; Tina Eisenbraun, Rapid City; DaNann Kistler, Hartford.

Following the completion of either program, grant recipients will be required to work at least two years in professional library positions in one of the four states.

Sioux Falls celebrates re-opening of Main Library

Ribbon Cutting at Siouxland Main Library

Siouxland’s Main Library officially re-opened its doors with a ribbon cutting ceremony on May 7.

Siouxland Children's Section

The children’s section of the newly renovated Main Library in Sioux Falls is just one area that offers more space, more light and more technology.

scholarship, Sioux Falls, SWIM

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