Library Training Institute 2017
June 4-9, 2017
We are excited to announce that Library Institute 2017 is being held this year at South Dakota State University (SDSU) in Brookings on June 4-9, 2017.
Please watch this page for further announcements and registration updates.
Coordinated by the South Dakota State Library, the Library Training Institute is a four-year program of continuing education for South Dakota-based library practitioners, support staff and trustees of small public libraries. The program requires week-long attendance at four different Institute modules with successful participation in selected online coursework during the fall and winter months in between the June sessions. No prior formal library science education, or previous college attendance, is required to attend.
Institute participants can start the program at any point in the curriculum, but must complete four-year program of continuing education that includes on-campus and off-campus requirements in seven (7) years. Institute instructors provide in-depth classes in: the foundations of public library service; public library administration; services to the public; collections; cataloging and metadata; and technology. Students earn college credit from Dakota State University, and after completion, are recognized as certified public library practitioners.
Institute of Museum and Library Services
The Library Training Institute is funded in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
The character of "Madam Bookworm" was created by artist Michael McGourty for the South Dakota State Library. Please respect our arrangement and do not reuse or alter the artwork for your own needs.
The South Dakota State Library is excited to share with all South Dakota public libraries access to "Short Takes for Trustees" a series of 10 short videos for you and your Trustees to view through March, 2017.
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