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September 2010
Volume 2, Issue 9

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

National Novel Writing Month
November, 2010

National Gaming Day
November 13, 2010


August Continuing Education Opportunities

Library Challenge: Electronic Resources Edition 2

Are you up to the Challenge? Join us for the summer edition of the State Library Electronic Resources Challenge! It all happens online from June 28 through September 10.
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September 1

  • Creating a Virtual Orientation for New Staff (WebJunction)
    (1:00 – 2:00 pm CT; 12:00 – 1:00 pm MT; online webinar)
    Orienting new staff quickly to your organization is very important. A virtual orientation could be the key to a timely, comprehensive, standardized introduction to your library system.
    More Information.

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

September 7

  • Graphic Novels: A Gateway for Reluctant Readers (Texas State Library)
    (10 -11:00 am CT; 9:00 - 10:00 am MT; online webinar)
    Graphic novels can be a perfect medium for encouraging reluctant readers of all ages to get excited about reading!
    More Information.

  • Context, Focus and Quality in the Library Discovery Experience (SirsiDynix & Library Journal)
    (1:00-2:00 pm CT; 12:00 - 1:00 pm MT; online webinar)
    Internet search engines provide access to knowledge and information with speed, convenience and on a mind-bendingly vast scale. What does this mean for libraries?
    More Information.

September 8

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

  • Love and Magic: Trends in Romance Fiction (Booklist)
    (1:00 - 2:00 pm CT; 12:00 - 1:00 pm MT; online webinar)
    Romance fiction is all about love and magic, from a bewitching first kiss to the paranormal realm of vampires, werewolves and lovers from other worlds. Discover the many facets of this enchanting genre.
    More Information.

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

  • 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 Stirling, DOE Language Arts Specialist, and Joan Upell, School Library Coordinator, to learn more about Lexile basics and to share practical collaboration ideas.
    More Information.

September 9

  • SIRS Issues Researcher: Educator Tools
    (10:00 – 10:45 am CT; 9:00 – 9:45 am MT; online webinar)
    More Information.

  • Helping South Dakotans Job Hunt at Your Library—Learning Express and more: a RACE Webinar
    (2:00 - 3:00 pm CT; 1:00 - 2:00 pm MT; online webinar)
    Can you help me write a resume? What kinds of questions should I expect at an interview? How can I prepare for my civil service test? Answers are only a few clicks away in Learning Express, an electronic career and business resource.
    More Information.

September 13

  • World Book Online Public Library Edition
    (10:00 – 11:00 am CT; 9:00 – 10:00 am MT; online webinar)
    More Information.

September 14

  • The Rural Library Trustee: Roles, Responsibilities and Relationships (WebJunction)
    (1:00 - 2:00 pm CT; 12:00 - 1:00 pm MT; online webinar)
    How do library trustees get trained? How are director and trustee roles defined to ensure a healthy library organization?
    More Information.

September 15

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

  • SIRS Discoverer: Educator Tools
    (5:30 – 6:30 pm CT; 4:30 - 5:30 pm MT; online webinar)
    More Information.

  • Gear Up to Game! (Texas State Library)
    (10:00 -11:00 am CT; 9:00-10:00 am MT; online webinar)
    Get Ready for Gaming Day! National Gaming Day will take place on November 13, 2010. Librarians will share their experiences with teen gaming in public libraries. Gaming as related to literacy and already familiar library services will be discussed.
    More Information.

September 16

  • Lexiles Part II: Electronic Resources: a RACE Webinar
    (3:30 - 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.

  • Making the Difference in Discovery: Why 'Web-Scale' Defines True Discovery (Library Journal)
    (1:00 - 2:00 pm CT; 12:00 - 1:00 pm MT; online webinar)
    Today's discovery service products offer a range of solutions, and librarians who have conducted a serious evaluation have learned the difference between web-scale discovery, pioneered by the Summon™ service, and the blended systems that include federated search.
    More Information.

September 17

  • Heritage Quest
    (1:30 – 3:30 pm CT; 12:30 – 2:30 pm MT; online webinar)
    More Information.

September 21

  • Using Technology to Move your Small/Rural Library Forward (WebJunction)
    (1:00 - 2:00 pm, CT; 12:00 - 1:00 pm MT; online webinar)
    Feel overwhelmed with new technology? Not sure how your small or rural library can take advantage of new and not-so-new technology?
    More Information.

  • The Scoop on Series Nonfiction: What’s New for Fall (Booklist)
    (1:00 - 2:00 pm CT: 12:00 - 1:00 pm MT; online webinar)
    Series nonfiction publishers are offering more titles than ever this fall, and as they continue to expand into digital formats and approach the curriculum in new ways, it’s more challenging than ever to keep up.
    More Information.

September 22

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

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

September 23

  • World Book for Schools
    (10:00 – 11:00 am CT; 9:00 – 10:00 am MT; online webinar)
    More Information.

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

September 29

  • mySkills, myFuture: A New Tool for Job Seekers (WebJunction)
    (1:00 - 2:00 pm CT; 12:00 - 1:00 pm MT; online webinar)
    As part of the ongoing collaboration between IMLS and the Employment & Training Administration of the U.S. Department of Labor, WebJunction is hosting this ETA presentation on this new job-seeking tool.
    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

continuing education, electronic resources, gaming, graphic novels, Lexiles, reluctant readers, technology, trends, trustees, webinars

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