Thursday, February 1, 2018

South Dakota School Library EdCamp 2018

School library professionals! Mark your calendars for the annual SD School Library EdCamp on Saturday, March 24 in Spearfish and Sioux Falls. Spearfish High School will host West River and Robert Frost Elementary School will host East River.

South Dakota School Library Ed Camp - March 24 2018

To register for this free professional development event, visit

WHAT IS THE SD SCHOOL LIBRARY EDCAMP? A free professional development event sponsored jointly by the South Dakota Library Association (SDLA) and the South Dakota State Library (SDSL).

WHAT EXACTLY IS AN EDCAMP? It's an independently organized and hosted 'unconference' conference. An EdCamp agenda is created by the participants at the start of the event; sessions are not scheduled ahead of time like a traditional conference. Because content is participant-driven, attendees are encouraged to arrive with a willingness to share. It's a flexible, casual time to network with other librarians, share knowledge and expertise, and leave with new ideas and practical information.

WHAT HAPPENS AT SD SCHOOL LIBRARY EDCAMP? During the first part of the camp, participants will mingle with other librarians and settle in for the unconference. There will be an empty session board where participants post session topics. From this, a schedule of session is created and participants rotate through sessions. There are no rules for topics - you decide what you want to learn. Topics can include but are not limited to: collaboration, collection development, literacies, OER, eResources, advocacy, standards, curriculum, programming, tech tools, Makerspaces...