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March 2011, Volume 3, Issue 3

Continuing Education Alert


Check Your Calendars!!

Read Across America Day
March 2

Teen Tech Week
March 6-12

PLA Virtual Spring Symposium
March 30

Public Library Survey, closes March 31

ACRL Conference
March 30-April 2

School Library Month
April 1-30

National Poetry Month
April 1-30

School Library Survey, April 1- May 18

Money Smart Week®
April 2-9

South Dakota Library Week, April 10-16

National Library Week
April 10-16

National Preservation Week
April 24-30

El día de los niños / El día de los libros (Children's Day/Book Day)
April 30


Featured e-Resources of the Month
Resources to help you celebrate the holidays


Continuing Education

 

Library Challenge: Electronic Resources Edition 3

Are you up to the Challenge? Join us for the winter edition of the State Library Electronic Resources Challenge! It all happens online from January 17 through April 1 at sdlibrarychallenge.blogspot.com.

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More CE Events

 


March 1

  • Library Evaluation for Grant Writers and Others
    (2:00 - 3:00 pm CT; 1:00 - 2:00 pm MT; online webinar)
    Evaluation needs to be part of your thinking while you are planning your project and writing your grant. The process is also applicable and useful for evaluating library programs when writing general reports and creating other documentation.
  • Introduction to the New ProQuest Platform
    (1:00 – 2:00 pm CT; 12:00 – 1:00 pm MT; online webinar)

 

March 2

 

March 3

  • Introduction to the New ProQuest Platform
    (9:00 – 10:00 am CT; 8:00 – 9:00 am MT; online webinar)
  • Mystery Announcements Spring 2011
    (11:00 am - 12:00 pm CT; 10:00 - 11:00 am MT; online webinar)
    Mystery and crime fiction have always been popular genres in public libraries, but in 2010 patrons were enthralled by a certain tattooed Swedish girl who played with fire and kicked the hornet's nest. While readers are searching for the next Stieg Larsson, they remain hungry for more thrillers, historicals, police procedurals, cozies, and romantic suspense. Help satisfy that hunger by filling your library shelves with the latest titles from their favorite mystery writers!
  • SIRS Issues Researcher
    (1:00 – 2:00 pm CT; 12:00 – 1:00 pm MT; online webinar)

 

March 4

  • Public Library Survey: a RACE webinar
    (10:00 - 11:00 am CT; 9:00 - 10:00 am MT; online webinar)
    Learn more about the Public Library Survey in Collect. Assistant State Librarian, Daria Bossman and CE Coordinator Kathleen Slocum will lead public library staff through the basics of the survey in this webinar.
  • ProQuest My Research Tool
    (1:00 – 2:00 pm CT; 12:00 – 1:00 pm MT; online webinar)

 

March 7

 

March 8

  • Basic Cataloging: a RACE Webinar
    (2:00 – 3:00 pm CT; 1:00 – 2:00 pm MT; online webinar)
    Join a State Library cataloging librarian to learn some basic cataloging skills that will help you organize your library.
  • SLJ YA Spring Announcements
    (2:00 - 3:00 pm CT; 1:00 - 2:00 pm MT; online webinar)
    A trio of YA publishers will surprise and delight with their exciting lists of new titles, rounding the corner on familiar series, introducing new talent, and bringing teen favorites to the forefront.
  • Conflict Resolution Techniques
    (2:00 - 3:00 pm CT; 1:00 - 2:00 pm MT; online webinar)
    There are many approaches to resolving conflicts. With their characteristic humor and energy, Joan Frye Williams and George Needham will present real world examples of ways to approach conflict honestly, to find common ground, and to come to a mutually agreeable outcome.
  • Ancestry Library
    (2:00 – 4:00 pm CT; 1:00 – 3:00 pm MT; online webinar)

 

March 9

 

March 10

  • e-Strategy for Your Nonprofit
    (11:00 - 11:30 am CT; 10:00 - 10:30 am MT; online webinar)
    This webinar shows how your nonprofit can develop and execute an Internet strategy to further its mission. We'll examine how nonprofits are using the Internet, how they'd like to be using the Internet, and how they should be using the Internet.
  • New Proquest Platform FAQs
    (11:00 am - 12:00 pm CT; 10:00 – 11:00 am MT; online webinar)

 

March 11

 

March 14

  • Heritage Quest
    (11:00 am – 1:00 pm CT; 10:00 am – 12:00 pm MT; online webinar)

 

March 15

  • Introduction to the New ProQuest Platform
    (11:00 am – 12:00 pm CT; 10:00 – 11:00 am MT; online webinar)
  • E-rate: Form 471 and Beyond!
    (12:00 – 1:00 pm CT; 11:00 am – 12:00 pm MT; online webinar)
    We're continuing with our E-Rate series by providing more details about completing an E-Rate application with our friends from E-Rate Central. Join us to hear more about filling out the Form 471 which is the second major step in the application process.
  • Libraries are Essential: Connecting to Youth in Your Community
    (1:00 - 2:00 pm CT; 12:00 - 1:00 pm MT; online webinar)
    Even though it's still cold outside, summer is just around the corner. And we all know what that means - summer reading programs! These programs are a great way to connect with the youth in your community.

 

March 16

 

March 17

  • Proquest My Research Tool
    (10:00 – 11:00 am CT; 9:00 – 10:00 am MT; online webinar)
  • Social Media, Libraries, and the Law
    (2:00 - 3:00 pm CT; 1:00 - 2:00 pm MT; online webinar)
    Social media services are the latest tools libraries use to communicate with their users. Learn some copyright pointers, including two important steps you can take to protect your library from secondary liability if users post copyright-protected content in the comments sections.

 

March 18

 

March 21

 

March 22

  • SWOT, PEST, and More: Market Segmentation Tools for Faculty and Students
    (11:00 am - 12:00 pm CT; 10:00 - 11:00 am MT; online webinar)
    Business school faculty need market segmentation tools to give their students real-world experience solving critical business problems. Join our panel of experts to see how using BusinessDecision with Esri’s Tapestry Segmentation prepares students for the job market with real-world class projects.
  • New Proquest Platform FAQs
    (11:00 am - 12:00 pm CT; 10:00 – 11:00 am MT; online webinar)

 

March 23

 

March 24

  • SIRS Discoverer
    (2:30 – 3:30 pm CT; 1:30 – 2:30 pm MT; online webinar)
  • School Library Survey: a RACE webinar
    (4:30 - 5:30 pm CT; 3:30 - 4:30 pm MT; online webinar)
    This webinar will guide and familiarize you with the 2010-2011 South Dakota School Library Survey and give you a chance to ask questions.

 

March 25

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

 

March 29

  • Introduction to the New ProQuest Platform
    (9:00 – 10:00 am CT; 8:00 – 9:00 am MT; online webinar)
  • Developing Online Patron Tutorials
    (1:00 - 2:00 pm CT; 12:00 - 1:00 pm MT; online webinar)
    Online patron tutorials can be valuable resources for directing your patrons to information of all kinds and this webinar will provide you with great tips for designing and implementing tutorials as part of your library's offerings.

 

March 30

 

March 31

 

April

Braille & Talking Books Program: a RACE webinar
(April 12, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. CT; 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. MT; online webinar)
The State Library’s Braille & Talking Book Program provides equal access to print materials in a format acceptable to all citizens of South Dakota who cannot read standard print. Join Colleen Kirby and Karen Duenwald to learn more about the B&TB Program and the services provided to SD citizens.

Project Compass Trainings
(April 11; Dell Rapids)
(April 12; Aberdeen)
(April 13; Sisseton)
(April 14; Sturgis)
(April 19; Pierre)

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