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Library Outreach/ LSTA | 2014 Data Digest Extras

2014 Data Digest extras!!

On this page you'll find more statistics and information about SD's libraries. For starters, check out the latest Data Digests by the South Dakota State Library. We will be uploading new information throughout the next few months on this page.



2015 School Library Data Digest

Now published, the 2015 Data Digest PDF download is updated with new statistics!




2003 Comparison to 2013: SD's Public Libraries

Fact 2003 2013

Public Computers with Internet in SD libraries

725

1,093

Hours open to the public in SD libraries

196,636

260,683

Items available in SD libraries' collections

2,918,602

4,082,380

People attended programs in SD libraries

175,008

265,292

State data comprises information collected and submitted via the 2014 Public Libraries Survey for public libraries fiscal year completed December 31, 2013.

March 20, 2015



2013-14 Survey: South Dakota's School Libraries

Every Day SD's school libraries:

  • instruct 1,242 classes
  • assist 11,026 students (individual visits, not class activity)
  • circulate 30,233 items

SD's school libraries by level:

  • 71 Preschool/ Kindergarten through 12
  • 170 Elementary
  • 37 Middle school/ Junior high
  • 64 High school
  • 29 Combination school and public libraries

South Dakota's school system facts:

  • 218 school systems in South Dakota
  • 78% school systems host 371 school libraries
  • 47 school systems (22%) in South Dakota report having no school libraries
  • Systems/ Type/ Enrollment
    • 151 Public schools: 131,353 enrollment
    • 45 Non-Public schools: 9,293 enrollment
    • 2 State Special schools: 129 enrollment
    • 20 Tribal/ BIE schools: 6,564 enrollment

The 2013-14 South Dakota School Library Survey had 100% participation by South Dakota's school libraries.

February, 12, 2015



SD's Public libraries: FY 2013 Facts

  • SD Libraries have 401,783 registered users; 48% of SD's population.
  • There are 111 public libraries, 35 branch libraries, and 5 bookmobiles serving South Dakota.
  • SD Libraries serve small communites:
    Population of Legal Service Area SD Library Systems

    Under 1,000

    38

    1,000-2,499

    34

    2,500-4,999

    12

    5,000-9,999

    11

    10,000-24,999

    13

    25,000-200,000

    3

State data comprises information collected and submitted via the 2014 Public Libraries Survey for public libraries fiscal year completed December 31, 2013.

January 22, 2015



Data Digests are Published!

The 2014 Data Digests are now available! Right click either image to view the respective PDF file.

January 14, 2015



Some 2013 statistics:


South Dakota's Public Libraries include 111 main libraries, 35 branch libraries, and 5 bookmobiles


South Dakota's Public Libraries:

  • Welcome 11,002 visitors
  • Answer 1,039 questions
  • Circulate 19,133 items
  • Assist 3,693 online users


South Dakota's School Libraries:

  • Welcome 35,103 students
  • Assist 10,583 students
  • Circulate 30,788 items
  • Instruct 1,226 classes

State data comprises information collected and submitted via the 2014 Public Library Survey for public libraries' fiscal year completed December 31, 2013. School library information reflects the activity of school libraries in public districts, nonpublic school systems, tribal/BIE schools, and state special schools. State data comprises information collected and submitted via the 2013-14 South Dakota School Library Survey.

July 2014





South Dakota
Data Digests

Annual Reports of South Dakota's public and school library statistics

2014 South Dakota Public Libraries Data Digest

2014 South Dakota School Libraries Data Digest


LSTA Files
Library Services and Technology Act South Dakota State Library Five Year Plan: 2018-2022
PDF Download

More Publications


South Dakota State Library Cornerstone
SDSL's e-Newsletter articles include:
  - Accreditation
  - Continuing Education
  - Public Library
  - Why Didn't I Think of That?
And many more!



E-RESOURCES ANNOUNCEMENT
Mango Languages will no longer be available through the State Library as of October 1, 2017.

We are pleased to announce Pronunciator, a resource with over 80 different languages.


State Library Board
NEXT MEETING:
February 13, 2018, Pierre


Job Opportunity!
The SD State Library is hiring a Library Associate!


Looking for SDLN.net?
The web site previously administered by the South Dakota Library Network will be taken down as of July 28, 2017. If any libraries still have links to this site on their library web sites, those links should be removed.


SDSL Public Library Trustee Wiki Web Link to Trustee Wiki
A general overview of trustee duties and responsibilities, issues, and skills to develop.


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