July/ August 2011, Volume 3, Issue 7
Check Your Calendars!!
Indian Education Summit
SDLA Annual Conference
SD Festival of Books
AASL National Conference
Featured e-Resources of the Month
Go beyond the book with eResources
Three graduate from 2011 Library Training Institute
State Librarian Dan Siebersma awarded Certificates of Public Library Management to three graduates of the Library Training Institute at the Northern State University campus in Aberdeen on June 17. Graduates included Cynthia Harlan, Phoebe Apperson Hearst Library, Lead; Dawn Johnson, Hot Springs Public Library and Kelly Marriott, Edgemont Public Library.
Coordinated by the State Library, the Institute is a four-year program of continuing education. Students attend in-person classes for one-week in June. Additional classes are taken online between summers. This summer 20 students took part in lectures, panels, group projects and discussions on all of the details of library administration, budgets, board responsibilities and much more. Students took a pre-test related to these topics with the average grade of 66 percent. On the last day the post-test average grade was 91 percent.
First year students included Diane Althoff, Gregory Public Library; Jackie Aspelin, Sully Area Library; Kathy Connell, SDSL; Irene Colling, Howard Public Library; Debra Culp, Western Dakota Tech Library; Rhonda Hardina, Britton Public Library; Stacy Kvale, Bison Public Library; Vickie Lass, Western Dakota Tech Library; Elizabeth Rahn, Viborg Public Library; Brianne Weinrich, Deubrook Community Library, White.
Second and third year students included Jane Abernathy, Piedmont Community Library; Lindsey Hansen, Centerville Community Library; Syrena Maranell, Dorothee Pike Memorial Library, Lake Preston; Ginny Sannes, Sturgis Elementary School Library; Delight Robertson, Sisseton Wahpeton College Library; LeAnn Kaufman, Freeman Public Library; Barb Horsley, Wessington Springs Carnegie Library.
State Library Continuing Education Coordinator Kathleen Slocum commented, “What a great year. All of our students worked together and helped each other out. As our students were saying goodbye to each other they were already making plans to get together in the summer months. Some are going to be at SDLA in October and are planning on getting together there. Plans for Institute 2012 are already underway and will mark the 25th year of the program. It will be another special year full of lots of surprises.”
Next SD Titles to Go sign-up is Sept. 30
The next sign-up deadline for the SD Titles to Go program through OverDrive is Sept. 30. Find details here: SDSL: South Dakota Titles to Go.
Seven additional libraries will be joining the original 21 participants at the end of August. The new libraries include: Britton Public Library, Custer County Library, Elkton Community/School Library, Faith Public/ School Library, Hazel L. Meyer Memorial Library (De Smet), Hot Springs Public Library, and Redfield Carnegie Library.
2011 Festival of Books and Authors on the Road details are revealed
The South Dakota Festival of Books will take place Oct. 7-9 in Deadwood. Over 60 authors from all over the country will participate in the free, three-day event. Headlining the festival will be this year's One Book South Dakota author, Joseph Marshall III. Events start on Thursday, Oct. 6 with an Ignite South Dakota event at the Roundhouse in Lead and continue into a weekend of free sessions and special events located in downtown Deadwood. All festival appearances are listed by venue, event title, and time in an easy-to-read, printable schedule. This resource is available in full in the official Festival Guide, distributed in the September/October issue of South Dakota Magazine and on the South Dakota Festival of Books website. Attendance at all events requires a festival wristband. Check www.sdbookfestival.com for free registration and special event ticket sales information.
The Authors on the Road program, is a supplement to the South Dakota Festival of Books. Many of the award-winning authors who come from all across the nation to visit the Festival of Books —including Pulitzer Prize nominee Jim Reese, New Yorker cartoonist Harry Bliss, Emmy award winner Cathy Smith, Newbery Honor winner Gary Schmidt, and New York Times bestseller Sam Kean— want to meet you along the way. For more information about how you can set up an author visit for your school, library, or organization, and obtain possible grant assistance, please visit South Dakota Humanities Council.