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MacKay Building
800 Governors Dr.
Pierre, SD 57501

1-605-773-6962 (FAX)
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Library Outreach/ LSTA | Measure for Success at Your Library

Measure for Success at Your Library

Measure for Success at Your Library

Downloadable Handout


You're not alone! We'll make it easy for you -- Here's your cookbook!

  • PREPWORK - What's in your pantry?
    Planning new programs or services? Review your community demographics and conduct surveys and focus groups to obtain feedback from residents.
  • INPUTS/OUTPUTS - Mix and bake!
    Your library data supports the decisions you make about resource allocation, efficiency and budgets.
  • OUTCOMES - Don't forget the icing!
    Showing how your efforts changed lives in your community is the icing on the cake.
  • IMPACT - "Best Party EVER!"
    Reflect on the goals of your programs and services - and showcase the collective and long-term effects you have provided for your community.

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

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

Library Training Institute
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2018: Children's and Youth Services. June 3-8. Brookings, SD.

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!

collect plus connect school library blog

a School Library Blog From SDSL

Media Release
Braille & Talking Book Library Summer Reading Program kicks off June 3
May 21, 2018

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Library Associate, Braille & Talking Book Library

State Library Board
September 26, 2018, Sioux Falls

Shawn Behrends EMAIL
State Data Coordinator
605-773-3131, Option 6

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