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Pierre, SD 57501

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

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!

Media Release
Newly accredited public libraries to be honored in Capitol rotunda
February 8, 2018

State Library Board
February 13, 2018, Pierre

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

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