September 28, 2007

Leaving for Germany!

Hi everyone, 

Tomorrow I'll be leaving for Berlin on a two week study tour of the German parliamentary library system.  The “Initiative Fortbildung für wissenschaftliche Spezialbibliotheken und verwandte Einrichtungen e. V.” (Initiative for Continuing Education in Academic and Research-Oriented Special Libraries and Related Institutions) – and the Checkpoint Charlie Foundation are sponsors of this two week Germany Library Study tour (October 1-14, 2007).

I will be trying to blog to the study tour blog while there so be sure to visit and depending on Internet access I'll provide updates as possible :-)

auf wiedersehen!

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Dewey Decimal System Song

Check out their song about the library! Dewey Decimal System

CD Baby: THE HIPWADERS: Educated Kid

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September 27, 2007

SC State Library’s SchoolRooms™ Links Students to Online Educational Resources

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The South Carolina State Library announced today that SC students will soon be able to access SchoolRooms ™, a web-based learning portal in their public and school libraries, and even in their homes. SchoolRooms™ is a state-of-the-art Web site designed to help students explore, discover and learn. In addition to providing superior learning resources to students, it also features resources for parents, teachers and librarians. SchoolRooms™ integrates thousands of pages of multimedia content, Web links, electronic resources and powerful search capabilities – all organized around the K-12 curriculum. In subject-oriented “virtual rooms” of hand-selected content, SchoolRooms visitors find the relevant resources and knowledge that meet their needs, whether for writing a research paper, understanding new concepts or delving deeper into an area of special interest. The SchoolRooms™ parent guide is a tool parents can use to help their children learn outside the classroom.

SchoolRooms™ continues the State Library’s commitment to providing information access to all South Carolinians. Partnering with public libraries, the SC Department of Education and SC Educational Television, SchoolRooms™ will constantly be updated with new materials and sources to provide the best resources for student achievement. “We are very excited to make SchoolRooms™ available to all South Carolina citizens. Finding ways to bridge the digital divide between information haves and information have nots is a strategic goals for the State Library.” said David Goble, Director of the South Carolina State Library.

Implementation of SchoolRooms™ will occur during fall 2007 through each public library system. This project is funded by the South Carolina State Library under the Library Services and Technology Act, P.L. 108-81, as amended, through the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

For more information, contact:

Shae Tetterton
SchoolRooms Project Coordinator
SC State Library
1500 Senate Street
PO Box 11469
Columbia, SC 29211

Available Grants for Libraries

> We the People Bookshelf online grant applications available for public and school libraries. Application receipt deadline: January 25, 2008.

> Prime Time Family Reading Time grant applications available for public library systems and state-level organizations. Application receipt deadline: November 1, 2007.

> Let's Talk About It: Jewish Literature grant applications available for programs to be presented in 2008-2009. Application deadline: December 3, 2007.

ALA | Public Programs Office

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September 21, 2007

Keeping Your Community Connected

Check out this wonderful promotional video about libraries. It's so nice to see South Carolina featured in such a positive light. Georgetown County Public Library is leading the way in the state as having a gaming branch with many programs that involve both reading and gaming. Look for more great things to come out of Georgetown, South Carolina. Congratulations Dwight and Marilyn!!! You are SC's gaming in libraries ambassadors :-)

September 19, 2007

Wyoming Libraries Marketing Campaign

This, along with other wonderful marketing ideas makes this a wonderful and well done marketing campaign for Wyoming libraries! Check out the campaign!

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September 18, 2007

Information Services @ SCSL

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Check out the new web presence for our IS department. It includes links to the new "Beyond the Lions" blog! This is a great way to reach SC State Government employees and help them with research for their work.

September 16, 2007

Pamplico Library

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Today I attended the Pamplico Public Library ribbon cutting ceremony and dedication. The library is brand new and beautiful! There are plenty of workstations, a nice meeting room with lcd projector and screen, and nice seating areas. The children's PC is great too! Check out all the photos - click on the photo to see more. (BTW, Pamplico is a town with about 1,000 population and the library is HUGE!!!) how great for a small SC town!

September 07, 2007

Letters of Queen Elizabeth Lunch & Learn Program

Yesterday was a great Lunch & Learn program sponsored by the SC Center for the Book here at the SC State Library. Dr. Margaret Oakes from Furman University gave a great lecture/discussion session on the letters of Queen Elizabeth and the session was well attended. This was the second in a series of Center for the Book Lunch & Learn programs. For more information about the program, contact Susanna Brailsford,SC Literary Arts Partnership Coordinator
(803) 771-2477,

September 06, 2007

Greenwood County Library 2.1

Greenwood County Library 2.1
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moving on to the next level in Library 2.0 land...


ZIPskinny - Get the Skinny on that ZIP

I'm back from vacation and had a wonderful time! photos will be on my flickr site soon.  Just read about this neat web site and it uses 2000 Census data but does some neat comparisons. Libraries could use this data for many types of things. Check it out!

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