Monthly Archives: November 2019

The Positive Force of Failure


If you haven’t read anything by George Couros, I’d recommend bookmarking his blog and finding 5 minutes to read his posts. He causes me to reflect on my own experiences in a way that encourages growth. Such is the case with his recent blog, “The Feedback of Failure.” Continue reading

November 2019 School Library CE Events


Nov 11: Cyber Security: Concerns, Strategies and Solutions for Schools (

Nov 12: How to Introduce Fun and Playful Stem Robotics in Your Afterschool Program (National Afterschool Association)

Nov 12: Voice Devices and Beyond in the Classroom (

Nov 12: Dishing Up Some Digital Citizenship (Future Ready Librarians)

Nov 13: Best Children’s Books of 2019 (Utah State Library)

Nov 13: Teaching Cybersecurity: What You Need to Know (

NOTE: You must open the remainder of the post to find the links to these webinars.

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Grant Writing, Anyone?

Grant Writing can be a tedious, time-consuming process., and if your grant isn’t funded, you can easily become discouraged. I mentioned that this specialized form of writing is a process. This also includes perseverance.

I attended a grant writing webinar, Grants: What’s Available and How to Get Them, earlier this week and found many take-a-ways. You can still register and watch the recording.

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New Items Added to Digital Horizons (Aug.-Oct. 2019)

The Digital Initiatives team at the North Dakota State Library has been keeping busy. Many items have been uploaded onto Digital Horizons in the last couple of months. Listed below is a highlight of new items added to the North Dakota State Library’s online collections. You can access the items featured below by clicking on them or by visiting the Digital Horizons website (where you will also find thousands of other treasures).

ND Memories

ND Atlases and Plat Books

ND State Documents

ND County & Town Histories