Not too late to register for Electronic Resources Challenge 2012
The State Libraryís Electronic Resources Challenge began earlier this month, but itís not too late to register if youíre still interested in participating. The online, self-paced learning opportunity began Jan. 9, and runs through March 26. Itís available and recommended for anyone who wants to know more about free online magazines, encyclopedias and genealogy resources provided by the South Dakota State Library.
The 10-week course will examine one electronic resource per week. You can start at any time after Jan. 9; however, the challenge ends on March 26. Youíll want to spend some time each week exploring the resource of the week and answering the discovery question in your blog post, but if you miss a week, no sweat Ė you can make it up at your leisure any time before March 26.
You can earn up to nine free contact hours toward certificate renewal credit by completing this training opportunity, at your own pace and without leaving the comfort of your own home. If you participated in a previous round of the Electronic Resources Challenge, you will receive weekly Challenge Alumni emails highlighting new features. You may opt out by emailing us if you do not wish to receive Alumni emails.
Read the "Getting Started" post linked on the right hand side of the Electronic Resources Challenge blog found at http://sdlibrarychallenge.blogspot.com. Then simply follow the directions and register your blog as instructed in Step 2 of the "Getting Started" post. You will receive an e-mail welcoming you to the Challenge, and your blog will be listed on the right hand side of the challenge.
For more information, contact the Electronic Resources Challenge Team, Jane Healy and Julie Erickson, at email@example.com or 1-800-423-6665.