The Weekly Update

from SD State Library School Library Services

September 27, 2021

The School Library Scoop with Scottie

Episode 3 of the School Library Scoop with Scottie is about SUBLOCATIONS.

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School Library Scoop with Scottie: Ep3 Genre Sublocations

SDLA Conference

The 2021 SDLA Conference is coming up this week, September 29-30. This year's conference will once again be hosted virtually on ZOOM, and there are so many wonderful sessions to attend! Check out these sessions hosted by SDSL staff:

Meet SDSL's New Library Technology Coordinator

Thursday 9/30, Breakout Session 1, 10-10:50 MT/11-11:50 CT

Cheyenne Chontos, SDSL Library Technology Coordinator

Summer Food Service Program: How Libraries can help their Communities by Operating this Program

Thursday 9/30, Breakout Session 2, 11-11:50 MT/12-12:50 CT

Laura Kelly, SDSL Children and Youth Services Coordinator, and Brigitta Bly

Easing into Coding with Girls Who Code Club

Thursday 9/30, Breakout Session 2, 11-11:50 MT/12-12:50 CT

Laura Kelly, SDSL Children and Youth Services Coordinator, Kathleen Slocum, Continuing Education Coordinator, and Valerie Tomici

Poster Session: Staying Connected and Relevant in a Digital World

Thursday 9/30, Poster Session, 12-12:50 MT/1-1:50 CT

Scottie Bruch, SDSL School Library Technology Coordinator

SDSL Databases Round Table Discussion

Thursday 9/30, Breakout Session 4, 2-2:50 MT/3-3:50 CT

Kim Bonen, SDSL Digital Resources Coordinator

1 Helpful Resource

This is a FREE download from Teachers Pay Teachers! Click on the picture below to see this quick reference guide that you can send home to parents so that they can support independent reading at home. It has prompts for oral reading fluency, within the text, beyond the text, and about the text.

2 Ideas from your Colleagues

While on recent library site visits, I saw these two great ideas!

Renae Lehman at Georgia Morse Middle School in Pierre took pictures of her Makerspace supplies and created an album. Students can browse and then choose their supplies!

Samantha Miller at Edgemont had her maintenance department add boards to the front of a few shelves so that she could display some of her picture books face forward in stacks. This makes for easy browsing for students and easier shelving for her!

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3-Minute Read about the Importance of SEL in the School Library

"Most students and educators have just completed the most challenging year in their educational lives. The Covid-19 pandemic has turned our regular school routines upside down, backwards, and on their heads! This has brought stress and anxiety to a myriad of students and the adults who care for them. So, now more than ever it is important to address SEL in the school library."

Click HERE to read more.

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.