Friday, October 13, 2017

SD State Library Launches LibGuides Page

The SD State Library has launched a new SD State Library Services LibGuides page. This LibGuides page serves to bring many different links on the SDSL website into one section for easier navigation. Look for it on the left menu bar of the SDSL homepage http://library.sd.gov/.

We hope that this page will make it easier for our visitors to find information on our website. Please visit our various LibGuides and feel free to provide us with feedback. You can contact the author of the page using the contact information listed or send a message to library@state.sd.us.

Pronunciator and ProCitizen electronic resources now available

The South Dakota State Library is happy to announce that the language learning program Pronunciator, and a naturalization test module, ProCitizen are now available through the SDSL website. You can access these resources inside the library, or outside the library with your library card.

Photo of language books on keyboard with text: SDSL is proud to announce a new e-resource... Pronunciator



Friday, October 6, 2017

Fed Doc of the Month - October

The SD State Library is a federal depository library and provides access to print and electronic federal government publications. Print publications are available via interlibrary loan. Electronic publications are linked from the state library online catalog.

Dakota Access Pipeline map

Three environmental assessment titles on the Dakota Access Pipeline are available electronically from the SD State Library catalog.

Dakota Access Pipeline Project, Dakota Access, LLC : U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service environmental assessment, grassland and wetland easement crossings.
by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, - [2016]

Environmental assessment : Dakota Access Pipeline Project, crossings of flowage easements and federal lands / prepared on behalf of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers -- Omaha district.
by Dakota Access, LLC, - [2016]

Final environmental assessment : Dakota Access Pipeline Project, section 408 consent for crossing federally authorized projects and federal flowage easements / prepared by Dakota Access, LLC ; prepared for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Louis District.
by Dakota Access, LLC - [2016]

Friday, September 29, 2017

SD Share-It Turned One Year Old in July

Happy Birthday, South Dakota Share-It! One Year Old, July 2017

South Dakota Share-It is a service of the South Dakota State Library. This service is provided at NO COST to participating libraries. The South Dakota Share-It network allows users to search library catalogs wherever they have internet access. Authenticated users (users holding a valid library card at a participating library) will be able to search the catalog + the subscription e-resources provided by the SD State Library. All other libraries and patrons that have a SD State Library barcode/password will be able to login and search the subscription e-resources.

This network allows individual libraries to have their own ILS (integrated library system/catalog) and still be able to search multiple catalog and electronic resources at one time, as well as participate in statewide interlibrary loan.

PARTICIPATING LIBRARIES

All participating libraries sign an agreement and work with the SD State Library on implementation.

South Dakota Share It Logo - Interlibrary loan e-resources

Currently, there are 38 public libraries, 18 school/combo libraries, 17 academic libraries and 5 special libraries in South Dakota Share-It. We have 22 spaces to fill to make our goal of 100 libraries.

If you are interested in participating, please contact Nina Mentzel [Nina.Mentzel@state.sd.us] or telephone 605-280-6911 at the State Library.

AUTHENTICATION

As part of South Dakota Share-It, patron authentication is provided for electronic resources licensed through the SD State Library.

What this means for libraries:
  • In-house use:
    • If your library/patrons access electronic resources via South Dakota Share-It OR the SDSL web page - access will be by ip authentication, click and go
    • If your library/patrons access electronic resources via links on your library web page copied from the SDSL web page – you will need to make sure you are using the links provided on the SDSL web page here: [http://library.sd.gov/LIB/ERD/urls-shareit.aspx] - access will be by ip authentication, click and go
    • If your library/patrons access electronic resources via links on your library web page using your own authentication system (i.e. EZproxy) – access will be through that system
  • Remote access (out of library or off-campus):
    • If your library/patrons access electronic resources via South Dakota Share-It OR the SDSL web page – access will be by barcode/password
    • If your library/patrons access electronic resources via links on your library web page copied from the SDSL web page – you will need to make sure you are using the links provided on the SDSL web page here: [http://library.sd.gov/LIB/ERD/urls-shareit.aspx] - access will be by barcode/password
    • If your library/patrons access electronic resources via links on your library web page using your own authentication system (i.e. EZproxy) – access will be by your system login
Please contact Nina Mentzel, [Nina.Mentzel@state.sd.us], or David Bradford, [David.Bradford@state.sd.us], with any questions regarding authentication.

INTERLIBRARY LOAN


  • If you request interlibrary loan materials through the SD State Library you will request those materials via South Dakota Share-It
  • If your library is participating in South Dakota Share-It, your library will process interlibrary loan requests directly in South Dakota Share-It

Instructions for logging in and placing requests are available on the SDSL web page.

Please contact Dustin Larmore, [Dustin.Larmore@state.sd.us] or Brenda Hemmelman, [Brenda.Hemmelman@state.sd.us], with any questions regarding interlibrary loan.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Banned Books Week

by Missy Koester, Director, Haakon Community Library
Edited by Shawn Behrends, SDSL

This week we, as librarians and directors, have the opportunity to open our public’s eyes to what kind of books are being banned or challenged. It’s not books that give step-by-step instructions on how to skin a live cat, or build a bomb. No, it’s more likely a book that exposes society’s secrets, makes you reevaluate your beliefs, teaches you about other cultures, or to quote a friend, “drags you kicking and screaming into the 21st century”.

interactive display of banned books hidden by brown paper bags with clues and images of fire

The first year I was here I put up an interactive display of banned books. My husband helped me decorate it with black plastic table cloths and letters made of flames. We set up books that had been banned or challenged (even burned) and then covered them with paper bags. We wrote the reason they were banned on the bag. In order to find out the name of the book that was banned they had to lift the bag.

WHAT? Little House on the Prairie? Where the Wild Things Are? The Holy Bible? Hop on Pop??

It was a HIT! Patrons wanted to see for themselves if it had reason to be challenged or banned or burned. I couldn’t keep up the demand for those books, and it was fabulous!

So here is my challenge to you. Put up a Banned Book Display. Make it interactive. Give your public something tangible to discuss.

Read Missy’s entire banned books article below:

Friday, September 15, 2017

School Library Deadlines and Events for 2017-2018 - Mark Your Calendars!

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Check out this link from AASL for other school library related dates/events: http://www.ala.org/aasl/advocacy/promo-events/


Save lots of planning time by using this doc. “Library Celebrations and Reading & Learning Promotions Throughout The Year” from Shannon McClintock Miller (who is this year’s keynote at the SDLA conference!)

Update: School Library Standards Review

On August 17-18, 2017 twelve members from the School Library Standards Review Work Group met in Pierre to begin the process of reviewing and revising the current 2010 School Library Standards.

Work consisted of establishing goals, discussion, and reviewing strands and standards by grade span (elementary, middle, and high).

The South Dakota Standards revision process and timeline is adopted by the State Board of Education for review of standards in all contents. This review process allows stakeholders to review current standards and make adjustments to the standards on a 5-7 year rotation. To view the main DOE content area review page, visit: http://doe.sd.gov/ContentStandards/review.aspx.

The general timeline for School Library content standards review process looks like this:

  • Summer 2017: Begin revising
  • 2017-18 School Year: Revision & gather feedback
  • Summer 2018: Finalize standards
  • 2018-19 School Year: Public hearings & adoption

For more information and to provide feedback, visit: https://sites.google.com/view/sdschlibstandardsreview/home.