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Get Started in Online Courses

This page includes Training Opportunities presented by or in part by the South Dakota State Library. This includes upcoming and recent events. Presentations and Handouts will be posted here if available.

Guidelines for completing Online Courses

Many online courses are offered free to all South Dakota librarians. For some courses, however, the South Dakota State Library pays a fee for each registrant. To make sure the State Library is spending funds wisely we ask that you commit to the following guidelines when registering for a course:

  • You'll carefully read the course description.
  • You'll determine the benefits, to you and your library, of taking the course.
  • You'll complete the pretest at the beginning of the course.
  • You'll read and complete all sections of the course.
  • You'll complete the posttest at the end of the course.
  • You'll complete the course evaluation.
  • You'll complete the course in the allotted time.

Those who fail to follow these guidelines may be subject to a registration fee the next time they register for an online course offered by the South Dakota State Library.

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Live Meeting is an online meeting software that allows users to view the presenter's screen on their own computer. Audio is via telephone.

To attend a SD State Library webinar using Live Meeting:

  1. Check your e-mail for the login information.
    • Click on the “Join Meeting” url in the e-mail.
    • Call the 800 number for audio.
  2. Option 1:
    • LiveMeeting is loaded on the computer—check the top of the screen for a pop-up blocker.
    • It is ok to download the file.
  3. Option 2:
    • Live Meeting is not loaded on the computer. Use the web only option.
  4. Further technical difficulties?
    • Check login information in email and follow troubleshooting steps.
    • Call 800-423-6665

This information is also available in this printable downloadp d f file.

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Press Release
"State Library recognizes 21st Century School Libraries
posted Monday June 3, 2019

State Library Board
July 11, 2019: Pierre

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