Volume 2, Issue 9
Check Your Calendars!!
Library Card Sign-up Month 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
National Gaming Day
November 13, 2010
Featured eResource of the Month
Use Learning Express Library for Back-to-School or Back-to-Work
With school bells ringing again across the state, students, teachers and librarians are back to learning. Let Learning Express Library assist your learning needs with skills improvement tests and courses in math, science, reading and writing for grades four through adult.
Learning Express helps patrons prepare for a better future by offering college and graduate level admission practice tests such as ACT, SAT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT and GMAT. Practice exams for many occupations including postal worker, cosmetician, nursing, electrician, plumber, military service and commercial truck driver may help patrons begin careers. GRE and U.S. Citizenship practice tests can help patrons get their feet in the employment door.
Test results are immediate and give a diagnostic page to pinpoint strengths and weaknesses. Answers contain explanations, so patrons can see why they are right or wrong. To take a test or course, patrons must create a free, confidential account in Learning Express.
Job seekers will find valuable courses in the Job Search & Workplace Skills section, with help in creating resumes, preparing for interviews and the world of work in general. More support is contained in the full-text electronic books about careers, academic tests and skill building.
For printable posters, demos and help sheets about Learning Express go to library.sd.gov.
To get started, free, direct access is available from the State Library Web site within libraries and schools in South Dakota, and 24/7 access is available to citizens from home with a library barcode and password.