The Weekly Update

from SD State Library School Library Services

November 15, 2021

Library Bill of Rights

The American Library Association affirms that all libraries are forums for information and ideas. This 6-page infographic is an amazing resource that provides a nice visual of the American Library Association's Library Bill of Rights and its interpretations.

You can see the full text here:

Or click the picture below to see the entire infographic.

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The School Library Scoop with Scottie

Episode 9: SDSL Database Language Options

I hope you're enjoying this new platform for short tutorials on school library services, technology tips and trends, and so much more. If you have suggestions or requests for future topics, please click the "Topic Suggestions" button below. Past episodes can be viewed on SDSL's YouTube Channel.

School Library Scoop with Scottie: Ep9 SDSL Database Language Options
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Upcoming Learning Opportunities

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Help us out!

The Electronic Resources Task Force is preparing to evaluate the South Dakota State Library database subscriptions. We want your input!

A survey will be available on the South Dakota State Library website - November 1-19, 2021.

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1 Technique for Putting Off Shelving Books!

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2 Ways to be More Visible

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3 Things I Learned About at EdCamp Cardigan Camp

I had the opportunity to participate in a virtual Edcamp Cardigan Camp on Saturday. It was so fun and inspiring to chat with and learn from librarians across the world! Here are 3 new things I learned about that I already started using!

  • Clubhouse: This is basically an interactive podcast! I easily got the app, made an account, and joined a couple librarian rooms. On Sunday evening, the app sent me a notification that one of the rooms was meeting, so I hopped in and got to listen to what librarians across the country are reading! Two suggested rooms are: Boss Librarian and Friends and It's not Just Books and Bonbons. Give it a try, and maybe I'll hear you in a room one of these days!
  • Tiktok: Tiktok isn't new to me and neither are some of the library hashtags, but I didn't know there were so many videos out there about library book repair! I know a *few* librarians out there who absolutely love to repair books, so if that's you, then go to Tiktok and look up #bookrepair!
  • Print Friendy & PDF: This is an extension for your Chrome browser that allows you to remove ads, navigation, and junk from any web page before your print! How amazing is that!?
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Save the Date for ExCITE!

ExCITE! (formerly School Library Boot Camp) is an annual professional development opportunity for South Dakota librarians and educators. The SD State Library partners with Black Hills State University to offer ExCITE! for undergraduate or graduate credit. This two credit course can be applied to the Library Methods requirement of the BHSU School Library Media minor and the SD DOE Library Media endorsement. It can also be used for teacher renewal.

LSTA federal funding through the Institute of Museum and Library Services provides speakers, resources, and full-tuition scholarships for attendees.

Each year brings a new theme, new personal connections, and new learning. Join us during the month of July where we will explore Information Literacy in a fully on-line course. Registration will open in Spring 2022.

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NEW SD School Library Facebook Group!

The SD State Library's Collect + Connect Facebook Group is for SD School Librarians! Join to share your ideas and photos, ask your questions, reach out for advice, and discuss all of the awesomeness that happens in your library!

..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.