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.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Federal Document of the Month

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.

The Homestake Gold Mine, located in the northern Black Hills, South Dakota.
'In 1874, the Custer expedition discovered placer gold in French Creek, near the present village of Custer, in the southern Black Hills. When word of the presence of gold in the Black Hills reached the outside world, the gold rush was on.'
Truly the start of something very big!
US Geological Survey Bulletin 1857-J (size: 60Mb)
The Homestake Gold Mine, an Early Proterozoic iron-formation-hosted gold deposit, Lawrence County, South Dakota
Peek inside https://permanent.access.gpo.gov/gpo67262/report.pdf to page J1 and J2.

Why didn't I think of that?

Library statistics + floor plan = cool infographic

By now we all recognize the power of infographics to communicate information in a memorable way. We love how this library combined their library use statistics with their floor plan to show off a multifunctional and busy place. Far more engaging than representing the information in the usual table or graph!
from https://librariandesignshare.org
This one was made with Adobe Illustrator, but you could use Publisher from your from your Microsoft Office suite to make your own floor plan infographic. If you try this, please share it with us.

Friday, September 1, 2017

SD State Library federal documents program receives a visit

SD State Library received a visit in July from Jaime Hays, Outreach Librarian from the Government Publishing Office in Washington DC, and Alicia Kubas, regional Federal Documents Librarian from the University of Minnesota. The two were touring South Dakota’s federal depository libraries.

SD State Library has been a federal depository library since 1973. The library has transitioned to a mostly electronic depository. Items in the physical collection include anything related to South Dakota, tribes, agriculture etc. Records for physical and electronic documents are made available in the library catalog. Federal documents can be checked out by state employees and borrowed through interlibrary loan.
Left to right: Jaime Hays, Outreach Librarian, GPO; Barb Nickolas, SDSL Gov Docs Library Associate,
Alicia Kubas, Regional Gov Docs Librarian from MN, and Brenda Hemmelman, SDSL Docs Librarian
The visit included discussion of changes happening in Washington, ideas for collection promotion, review of the collection itself, and review of SDSL’s selection profile.