The School Library Monthly Update

from SD State Library School Library Services


Back to School Edition

Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year!

With August comes the excitement of back to school. Read on to discover how SDSL School Library Services can offer you the support and services you need to have your best year ever! If it's all too much to digest right now, bookmark it and come back whenever you have time.

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Collect + Connect

Calling all school librarians! Join in the first Collect + Connect Meet-up (Wednesday 8/10, 9am MT/10am CST)! SDSL’s School Library Collect + Connect Meet-ups will be held monthly via Zoom and are an opportunity for school librarians across the state to gather, discuss, share, and learn. The format for August's session will be an open chat discussion around all things BACK-TO-SCHOOL. Pre-register for the meet-up HERE. Once registered, you will receive the Zoom link on the morning of the event.

Go Back to School with Swank

Virtual Q&A Session - August 11, 10-10:30am MT/11-11:30am CT

Learn about the SDSL’s newest database subscription for K-12 educators: Swank K-12 Streaming. South Dakota K-12 schools now have exclusive access to over 30,000 movies, feature films, documentaries, and foreign films for instructional support.

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Stay in the Know

As we head into the new school year, communication from SDSL School Services will look a little different than it has in the past. The School Library Weekly Update will now be a School Library Monthly Update. The link to this newsletter and any other pertinent weekly school library news will be sent out on the school library listserv every Tuesday morning in the SDSL Weekly Update. Please be sure to watch for it!

In addition to SDSL Weekly Update and the School Library Monthly Update, there are a few more places that you may want to bookmark so that you are always in-the-know about important school library services and resources:

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SDSL School Library Services Calendar

As you are filling out your planner for the school year, be sure to make notes about the programs and services being offered. This is, of course, subject to changes.
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School Librarians: A Checklist Just for YOU!

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Get Familiar with the SDSL Databases

The South Dakota State Library provides a variety of general and subject-based online databases with statewide access. A complete listing of these databases containing additional information such as training and marketing materials can be found by clicking the links below.

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Stay Connected to SDSL School Library Services

If you only have time to do one thing right now, bookmark the School Library Services page on the SDSL website! This is your go-to resource for everything school library related!

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...from SDSL School Library Services

The Weekly Update is a correspondence from the South Dakota State Library focusing on current topics in school libraries, best practices, resources, professional development, and more.

SDSL does not endorse any service or product listed or linked to in this newsletter.