Calendar module icon


View All Calendars is the default. Choose Select a Calendar to view a specific calendar. Subscribe to calendar notifications by clicking on the Notify Me button, and you will automatically be alerted about the latest events in our community.


Go to previous month Go to next month


Select a year
Su M Tu W Th F Sa
29 30 31 1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30 31 1

Jump To:

  1. Calendar Overlay Librarian Events (7)

Librarian Events

  1. Getting Started with 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

    January 22, 2020, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Learn about the basics of how Siouxland Libraries launched a 1000 Books before Kindergarten program on a minimal budget and the grants and funding sources they found to expand the original program. Find out about benefits of the program, how to implement aspects of the program in your own library, and how to encourage parents/caregivers to serve as their child's first teacher. Elizabeth Hoffman is the Director for the South Dakota MLS program through Emporia State University in Kansas. Prior to her work at ESU, Elizabeth worked in Youth Services at Siouxland Libraries in Sioux Falls, SD. She developed and implemented the Siouxland Libraries version of 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program and sought the initial funding through grant resources. Elizabeth received her BSed in History and Social Science from Northern State University in Aberdeen, SD and her MLIS from the University of North Texas in Denton, TX. The webinar will be archived for future views.

    More Details
  2. That's Not Funny! Or is it?

    January 22, 2020, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    To be truly socially just do you have to eradicate humor? I don't think so! Let a trained professional explain how humor works and how it offends other people. Cultural appropriation, stereotypes, and harmful attempts at humor are not required to have a successful event. How can we plan better, intervene when something isn't right, and take responsibility for harm in our communities? If we think before we joke - we can still joke. For more information and to register, visit:

    More Details
  3. Successfully Implementing Volunteer Program Changes

    January 22, 2020, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    What should you do when it’s time to change the policies and procedures that govern or guide the volunteers that work with your organization? How can you create a culture of inclusion and get buy-in for those new policies? This training will give you the tools to approach program changes in a strategic way. We will also cover what to do if volunteers either can’t or won’t adopt the policies, how to manage that situation, and what to do if ultimately you need to ask a volunteer to leave. For more information and to register, visit:

    More Details
  4. Eliminating Fines: How to Make the Change Throughout Your State For State Library Agency Leaders & Library Policy Consultants

    January 22, 2020, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Join this webinar specifically designed for state and regional leaders who are seeking ways to inform libraries about the facts of fines as well as the benefits and strategies for elimination. Even if you don’t feel you have any say in locally controlled libraries, your voice is important. The stakes are high as we now understand that library fines are an equity issue for the most vulnerable populations in your state. To attend, use this link:

    More Details
  5. Pretty Sweet Tech

    January 22, 2020, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Special monthly episodes of NCompass Live! Join the NLC’s Technology Innovation Librarian, Amanda Sweet, as she guides us through the world of library-related Pretty Sweet Tech. For more information and to register, visit:

    More Details
  6. Hooray for Dissent! Moving Beyond a Culture of Conformity

    January 22, 2020, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Dissent and conflict are critical components of progress and are catalysts that move individuals, institutions, and communities toward systemic change. Authentic dissent in librarianship can be a catalyst to facilitate positive change against systemic oppression in libraries, and in society at large. For more information and to register, visit:

    More Details
  7. Evidence-Based Advocacy: Using Data to Demonstrate the Impact of Library Programs on Student Learning

    January 22, 2020, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Evidence is a compelling platform for advocacy. While innovative school librarians possess sophisticated training, knowledge, expertise, and pedagogical skills, these qualities take on transformational value when substantiated by data. Join this edWebinar to learn replicable strategies for generating, collecting, analyzing, synthesizing, and sharing student learning evidence resulting from inquiry instruction. Michelle will share links to valuable, ready-to-use instructional materials. For more information and to register, visit:

    More Details