The Weekly Update

from SD State Library School Library Services

October 12, 2021

Staying Connected & Relevant in a Digital World

In case you missed it, here is my poster presentation from the recent SDLA Conference!

Prior to becoming the SDSL School Library Technology Coordinator, I was the librarian for the high school and two middle schools in our district. For many years, I had been trying to "up" my digital library game but always seemed to fall short. Then came quarantine followed by the 2020-2021 school year. And what, at one time, seemed optional now became essential. So, I pulled on my cardigan, tightened up my bun, and got to work! This poster highlights 5 ways that I was able to increase my virtual library offerings and provides links to those resources. Hopefully, you can take even just one of these ideas and make it work for you to stay more connected and relevant in our digital world.

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The School Library Scoop with Scottie

Episode 5 of the School Library Scoop with Scottie is about the new digital and dynamic School Library folder from SDLS.

The Scoop is a 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: Ep5 Digital Folder
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1 Awesome Resource is an online tool that allows you to display the instructions for your lesson in a clear and visual way. You can choose from over 13 widgets to support your learning activities, including: Timer, Drawing Tool, Traffic Light, Work Symbols, Sound Level, Poll, and More!

2 Ways to Sign Up for the 5th Annual Performance Showcase!


Get your tickets now to the 5th Annual Virtual Performance Showcase Event! Registration is open through October 22, 2021 so reserve your seat today! A variety of acts will be showcased to help you select the right performer/s for your library's needs! This event is worth four contact hours for you, your library staff, and/or your library board members.

Click HERE to register!


The South Dakota State Library would like to invite you to show us your talent at the 5th Annual Performance Showcase. This year's showcase will once again be a virtual event.

Click HERE for more information about how to be a part of the event!

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3 Curated Collections for October

Check out the SDSL School Library Service's Pearltrees account for 18 curated collections just for you. Or just start with the 3 listed below!
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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.