April 2012, Volume 4, Issue 4
Check Your Calendars!!
School Library Month
National Library Week
Money Smart Week
World Book Night
Dia de los Ninos, Dia de los Libros
Children's Book Week
Featured e-Resources of the Month
Support Common Core literacy with electronic resources, part 2
Attention public library boards and directors: relax, recharge, reconnect
There are three training sessions in April and May specifically planned just for you. Each will deal with public library board issues. They are all free to any board member or library director of a South Dakota public library. We encourage library directors to attend with one or more of your board members. We have scheduled times which are convenient for your busy board members. These sessions are a great investment for your community and a time to relax, recharge and reconnect with fellow board members from neighboring communities. Don’t miss this opportunity. Call the State Library if you have questions. Register today!
(Sponsoring Libraries: Rapid City Public Library and the South Dakota State Library)
This session, led by Ron Senne of Senne & Associates, will focus on strengthening our abilities to reach out and positively influence community relationships.
- April 17—Rapid City Public Library, Rapid City
Tuesday, April 17, 2012 4:00-7:00 pm
Rapid City Public Library-Hoyt Meeting Room
East River (also Lyman, Tripp and Gregory Counties)
(Sponsoring Libraries: Siouxland Libraries, Alexander Mitchell-Aberdeen, Huron, Brookings, Vermillion, Yankton, Mitchell, Madison, and Watertown Regional along with the South Dakota State Library.)
Bonnie McKewon, consultant for NW area/Iowa State Library, will be speaking on community outreach and advocacy.
- May 3—Watertown Regional, Watertown
Thursday, May 3—4:00 to 8:00 pm. 160 6th St. NE, Community Room
- May 4—Siouxland Libraries: Main Branch, Sioux Falls
Friday, May 4— Siouxland Libraries: Main, 9:30 am to 2:00 pm. 200 N Dakota Ave.
2012 School Library Survey opens April 1
The School Library Survey will be open from April 1 – May 16 this year. Each district is asked to submit just one survey for all of its libraries. Survey information was sent to superintendents the last week of March. Those with questions or needing login and password information may contact the State Library at 1-800-423-6665; Mary G. Johnson (email or 605-295-3173); or Joan Upell (email or 605-295-3152).