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open forums dates pierre september 5 and rapid city september 6 and 7 libraries the future

SDSL Open Forums "Libraries-The future"

Citizens, teachers, school administrators, city leaders, librarians, library trustees: Come to an Open Forum to discuss the future of library services in South Dakota.

This summer we will be writing our next five year strategic plan which will take us through 2023! Pat Wagner, from Research Patterns, Colorado Springs, Colorado will be our facilitator. The results of a statewide survey will be discussed. View the current SDSL strategic plan along with the current federal LSTA 5-year plan .

Meetings are planned for the following dates:

  • September 5 (Thursday) - Pierre
    • 10:00 am (CT)
      MacKay Building, Library Commons
      800 Governors Dr
    • 2:00 pm (CT)
      MacKay Building, Library Commons
      800 Governors Dr
    • 7:00 pm (CT)
      Rawlins Municipal Library, Community Room
      1000 East Church St
    • Previously scheduled on March 14
  • September 6 (Friday) - Rapid City
    • 10:00 am (MT)
      Rapid City Public Library, Conference Room
      610 Quincy Street
    • 2:00 pm (MT)
      Rapid City Public Library, Conference Room
      610 Quincy Street
    • Previously scheduled on March 15
  • September 7 (Saturday) - Rapid City
    • 10:00 am (MT)
      Rapid City Public Library, Conference Room
      610 Quincy Street
    • Previously scheduled on March 16
  • March 21 (Thursday) - Aberdeen
    • 10:00 am; 2:00 pm; 6:00 pm
      K.O. Lee Public Library, Community Room
      215 4th Avenue SE.
  • March 22 (Friday) - Sioux Falls
    • 10:00 am; 2:00 pm
      Siouxland Downtown Branch, Meeting Room A
      200 North Dakota Avenue
  • March 23 (Saturday) - Sioux Falls
    • 10:30 am -- Callie Branch
      Siouxland Libraries, Meeting Room
      4100 Carnegie Circle

photo of smiling woman, Pat Wagner Pat Wagner is the Management Consultant and Instructional Designer at Pattern Research, Inc. Pat Wagner has been a trainer, educator, and consultant for 45 years with clients in 49 states and Canada. Pat has worked with enterprises in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors, from federal agencies and Ivy League universities to elected city councils and rural community colleges, from Fortune 500 companies to family-run retail stores, and from the Library of Congress to storefront public libraries. She is known for her practical and good-humored face-to-face and online programs. Her focus: libraries, higher education, local government, nonprofits, and small businesses. Pat has been a performance poet, playwright, printer, small press publisher, and graphic designer, and loves books, cats, wildlife, gardens, music, and the arts.

Pat is an excellent facilitator and listener and we at the South Dakota State Library are looking forward to her leading these discussions and reporting back to us her findings. The result hopefully will be a new 5-Year State Library Strategic Plan for the State Library (not to be confused with the LSTA 5-Year Plan which was just approved by IMLS).


David Bradford EMAIL
Digital Resources Coordinator
605-773-3131, Option 5, 3

Kathleen Slocum EMAIL
Continuing Education Coordinator
605-773-3131, Option 5, 2

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