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April, 2014
includes "Check your "To Do" list for upcoming deadlines", "School Library Integrated Library Systems White Paper", "Digital Gizmos: Celebrate 125 Years of Statehood with Online Resources", and "In My Experience: Paperless = Worry-free Nonfiction"

March, 2014
includes "Buchanan Elementary challenges students to read for 1 million minutes", "2013-2014 School Library Survey opens April 1", "April is School Library Month: 'Lives change @ your library'", "Boot Camp 2014: ShaZam! The 4Cs in the 21st Century School Library", and "Prairie Bud and Prairie Pasque Voting End March 31"

February, 2014
includes "School Library Chats are Feb. 4", "Let the Prairie Bud and Prairie Pasque voting begin", "21st Century School Library Award 2014 application process begins March 1", "Digital Gizmos: Device Advice", "Standards, standards, standards… which ones do I use?"

December 2013/ January 2014
includes "Digital Gizmos: AnswerGarden and Padlet", "Ebooks in schools: practical information at your fingertips" and "Digital Learning Day is Feb. 5, 2014"

November, 2013
includes "Congratulations 21st Century School Library Awardees", "Regional Meetings 2013: ebooks & School Libraries", "Project Enable helps librarians meet special needs; now with free online option", and "2014 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest"

October, 2013
includes "New school librarians -- feeling a bit like a fish out of water?", "School library data now ready on Connect", and "Read! SD is all about year round reading and partnerships"

September, 2013
includes "Welcome Marta Stirling, new School Library Coordinator", "Boot Camp students team up to create Prairie Pasque and Prairie Bud website", "DOE launches new Common Core website", and "School Library Chats for 2013-2014 begin on Sept. 10"

August, 2013
includes "ShaZam! Multiple Literacies in the 21st Century School Library: School Library Boot Camp 2013", "Common Core Literacy and the School Library: Indian Education Summit Pre-Conference Event, Sept. 29", and "Resources and tools to support your "back-to-school" planning"

June/ July 2013
includes "The data is collected, and we'll connect you to it soon", and "Summer reading, a cool glass of lemonade, and warm breezes..."

May, 2013
includes "Best practices for labeling books in school libraries", "Deadline nears for School Library Survey", and "School Library Boot Camp or bust…"

April, 2013
includes "How we circulate 1,000 books per day", "Communicating with Edmodo", "Final School Library Chat is April 11", "School Library Boot Camp registration open until May 15", and "What are we reading?"

March, 2013
includes "School Library Survey opens on April 1", "Digital learning in South Dakota: sample activities from school librarians", and "21st Century School Library Award application process now open"

February, 2013
includes "21st Century School Library Award application process begins March 1", "Common Core resources at MyOer", "Help prevent cyberbullying"

January, 2013
includes "Common Core and School Libraries: Regional meetings draw 136 for training, collaboration", "Digital Learning Day is Feb. 6" and "The Gale/Library Media Connection TEAMS Award is seeking nominations"

November, 2012
includes "School library pathway to assessment…through the 21st Century and beyond", "Sneak peak at the 2012 School Data Digest", and "More on school libraries, research and Common Core"

October, 2012
includes "Standards focus on research at all grade levels" and "School and public libraries merge in Tripp"

September, 2012
includes "How to survive (and thrive) in your school library…School Library Chats are back!", "New procedures for school library ILL statistics begin now", and "Data submitted to Collect is ready for you in Connect!"

August, 2012
includes "Board of Education approves school library self-assessment", "ALA passes School Library Resolution at annual conference", and "Back-to-school resources to bookmark"

June/July, 2012
includes "Everything school libraries need to know about ILL", "Common Core Literacy Lessons: collaboration for teaching 21st Century skills">

May, 2012
includes "School Library Survey closes May 16", "Does your library have a mission statement?", "School library chats shorten distance across the state", and "21st Century School Library Taskforce completes self-assessment tool"

April, 2012
includes "April is School Library Month: You belong @ your library®", "School Library Policies: Are you prepared?", "Here's the scoop on School Library Chat #2", and "Putting the new School Library Standards into action: Part 4"

March, 2012
includes "Get ready for School Library Month with a video contest", "Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve wins American Indian Youth Literature Award", "School Library Chats continue on March 15 and April 12", and "Putting the new School Library Standards into action: Part 3"

February, 2012
includes "Don’t miss the chat on Feb. 9 - the School Library Chat", "21st Century School Library Taskforce creates self-assessment tool", "Putting the new School Library Standards into action: Part 2", and "Looking ahead to the 2011-2012 School Library Survey"

January, 2012
includes "Introducing a new sharing opportunity — the School Library Chat", "Putting the new School Library Standards into action", "SWIM Scholars attend national AASL conference", and "Copyright titles and other school resources in the news"

November/December, 2011
includes "Oceti Sakowin Essential Understandings and Standards adopted", "Big Stone City School Library sleuths investigate Sherlock Holmes", and "Eric — A Success Story"

October, 2011
includes "School libraries and librarians raise students’ test scores", "School Library Survey: Compare and contrast your data", and "New library created at Hughes County Juvenile Service Center"

September, 2011
includes "Revised School Library Standards and Guidelines ready for new school year", "Are you growing your PLN?", "Still time to register for Indian Education Summit School Library Pre-Conference"

July/August, 2011
includes "Welcome Mary G. Johnson, new School Library Coordinator", "Indian Education Summit School Library Pre-Conference set for Sept. 25", and "Stephanie Miller-Davis honored for support of children and reading"

June, 2011
includes "School Library event planned in conjunction with Indian Education Summit", "Hot Springs librarian receives district honors", and "Lee Crary: teacher, librarian, coordinator, and new retiree!"

May, 2011
includes "Deadline fast approaching - School Library Survey closes May 18", "Project Guy, Gary Linn, mixes recipes, history and digital preservation", "School Library Month celebration highlights from across the state", and "Resources in the news"

April, 2011
includes "School Library Survey open April 1 to May 18", "High school Library Science course offers career exploration", "Teacher of the Year integrates library resources and technology", and "'A Jill of All Trades' or the true life of a school librarian"

March, 2011
includes “'Create Your Own Story' for School Library Month", "School Library Survey opens April 1", and "What’s the buzz with Common Core Standards?"

February, 2011
includes "Revised school library standards and guidelines undergoing adoption process", "Hemminger receives honor and recognition as library teacher", and "Leaders are Readers challenges students to read"

January, 2011
includes "READING Up continues focus on rigor with Standards in Practice™", "Fixed or flexible? Library X time provides an option", and "E-book and e-reader questions?"

November/ December, 2010
includes "Task Force invites comments on revised school library guidelines", "School Library Data Digest is coming soon", and "Free Information Literacy Vodcast Series with Mike Eisenberg"

October, 2010
includes "2009-2010 School Library Survey data ready for review", "Summer reading program expanded at Dupree School Library", "Lights… Camera… Action! Enter the 20th Annual South Dakota Student Media Fair!", and "Eagle Butte Upper Elementary adds to services and collections"

September, 2010
includes "School Library Standards Task Force invites comments on revisions", "Mid-Central receives Improving Literacy Through School Libraries funding", and "Back-to-School ideas"

August, 2010
includes "Summer reading in Timber Lake receives boost with help of grant", "Task Force continues revision work on state standards", and "Top Web sites linked with AASL standards"

July, 2010
includes "School Library Survey data available in late September", "Prairie Bud and Prairie Pasque team members work ahead on nominees" and "Books in the home increase level of education"

June, 2010
includes "Retiring school librarians represent over 200 years of combined expertise", and "Deubrook spreads the word about School Library Month”

May, 2010
includes "School Library Survey deadline is May 31", "Follow the Festival of Books and Authors in Schools programs", "Wondering what to do with all of that summer vacation time?", "Andes Central Teens Participate in National Reading Event, Operation Teen Book Drop", "About GuysLitWire", "About If I Can Read, I Can Do Anything", "About readergirlz"

April, 2010
includes "School Library Survey opens April 1", "Authors in the Schools 2010 planning begins", and "AASL School Libraries Count! survey needs your input"

March, 2010
includes "Revision work begins on school library standards", "Invite your community to your library for School Library Month", "2010 American Indian Youth Literature Awards announced", and "Katherine Paterson is National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature"

February, 2010
includes "Looking ahead to the 2010 School Library Survey", "Student Media Fair deadline is March 1", "21st Century Community Center programs involve libraries", "Dakota Middle School receives grant", and "Operation Teen Book Drop will focus on tribal libraries and schools"

December/ January 2010
includes "Kick-off using Lexile measures in the library, classroom and at home", "Online book group opportunity focuses on inquiry circles", and "Improving Literacy grant provides professional development and resources"

November, 2009
includes "Superintendent Willard is 2009 SDLA Friend of the Library", "What are classes reading at your school?", "Letters About Literature Contest needs student letters", and "Invite Picturing America scholars to your community"

October, 2009
includes "Take another look at school library standards", "Voluntary free reading is key component in reading success", "Looking for motivation for your reluctant teen readers?" and "Tools to use for Web site evaluation"

September, 2009
includes "School Library Annual Report 2010 ready for comments", "Letters About Literature Program seeks student writers", "Students create soundtracks for novels" and "Resources available for students with qualified print disabilities"

August, 2009
includes "What every first year school librarian needs to know", "For Review: What to Do about Alice?", and "Finalists named in ALAN's Young Adult Fiction awards"

July, 2009
includes "Be Quiet! I’m Listening! Check out archived Webcasts", and "21st Century geography and science maps now available"

June, 2009
includes "Practical Advice for School Libraries" and "For Review: Terrific Math Read-Aloud"

May 2009
includes "Follow These Prairie Bud and Prairie Pasque Links", "School Library Study Group Update", "For Review: Redefining Literacy 2.0"

April, 2009
includes the "School Library Annual Report Moratorium" and "Copyright Lessons Available for Middle School Students"

March, 2009
"School Library Media Month", "Professional Networking", and "DOE report praising literacy"

February, 2009
Book reviews include Miss Malarkey Leaves No Reader Behind. by Judy Finchler, What I Saw and How I Lied by Judy Blundell, and No School Library Left Behind: Leadership, School Improvement, and the Media Specialist by Carl A. Harvey.

January, 2009
Book reviews include That Book Woman by Heather Henson, The Jumping Off Place by Marian Hurd McNeely, and Librarians as Learning Specialists: Meeting the Learning Imperative for the 21st Century by Allison Zmuda and Violet H. Harada.

 

 

 

 


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