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- Copyright and Public Domain
- Policies and Procedures
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- American Library Association
- Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations
- Reading is Fundamental
Children's literacy organization
- School Libraries Online International Association of School Librarianship
Copyright and Public Domain
Copyright law is an issue that libraries must deal with almost daily. The answer to any copyright question is “It depends.” Digital Right Management, fair use, licensing, Creative Commons, permissions—these are a few of the terms to know.
Public Domain materials are no longer in copyright (published before 1923) or never were copyrighted. They may be freely used without permission. Two popular sites of compiled digitized public domain materials are Public Doman Review. It has links to texts, sorted by genre. Project Gutenberg is a collection of ebooks in public domain.
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Listed to the left are a few helpful internet sites.
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- State Library Web Sites
List compiled by Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
ADA Accessibility Guidelines for Buildings and Facilities (ADAAG) . All new library buildings or buildings that are undergoing substantial remodeling must be compliant with the federal Americans with Disabilites Act.
Public Library Space Needs: A Planning Outline . The state of Wisconsin has published a very helpful guide for determining space needs for public libraries. Whether you are planning a totally new building, an addition, or just a reorganization of the space you already have, this guide will assist in providing adequate space for technology, for staff work areas, etc. A print copy of this guide is available for loan if you cannot download from this site.
Administrative Rules and South Dakota Codified Laws pertaining to libraries in South Dakota.
Policies and Procedures
South Dakota Public Library Standards
The South Dakota Public Library Certification/Accreditation Standards were originally developed and administered by the South Dakota Library Association. In June 2008, the SDLA Board voted to move the administration of both the Certification and the Accreditation Standards to the South Dakota State Library. If you have questions about the Librarian Certification or Library Accreditation process, call the State Library at 605-773-3131.
The purpose of the accreditation process is to encourage the ongoing development of quality library service in the state.
This program is currently being updated and reviewed. October 4, 2010
Libraries and the Internet Toolkit from ALA.
Library Technology Planning: An Outline of the Process from Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.
South Dakota State Library Trustee Wiki
The South Dakota Public Library Trustee Wiki (sdstatelibrary.wikispaces.com ) is intended to provide information for South Dakota Public Library Trustees to use in the performance of their duties. Building on and updating the content of the South Dakota Public Library Trustees Manual published in 1994, it presents a general overview of:
- trustee duties and responsibilities
- the complementary roles of trustees and library directors
- some of the skills trustees must develop
- some of the issues trustees face
Trustee Academy Training Series
The Trustee Academy Training Series is a one year subscription to the acclaimed United for Libraries series of seven library members training sessions. In the fall of 2013, the State Library purchased 25 of these session series to be offered as a grant. Any public library in South Dakota may apply. Applications will be accepted from October 31 through December 31, 2013. Recipients will be notified the first week of January, 2014 with webinar training scheduled for January 16-17.
For more information about this grant, please refer to the Cornerstone, Volume 5, Issue 10 .
To apply for this grant, use this Application and submit to Kathleen Slocum, Continuing Education Coordinator, South Dakota State Library, 800 Governors Drive, Pierre, SD 57501
- Printing Instructions:
- Print in color, duplex or 2 sided, and page centered if possible.
- Fold in half horizontally with the back and front covers facing you, and fold in half along the seam of the back and front cover. (Like a greeting card)
- Trim off the top fold, and with the front cover facing you, trim off the white on the right side.
- Fold and crease. May staple in center as needed.
Getting On Board: Tools for Board Development and Assessment from Pennsylvania Bureau of Library Development.
Trustee E-Modules from Library of Virginia.
Trustee Essentials from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.
Trustee Trouble Videos by the Wyoming State Library.
Library Improvement Videos Series of videos by Office of Commonwealth Libraries, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
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