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Library Outreach/ LSTA | School Libraries

School Libraries

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The South Dakota State Library hosts an email discussion list for school librarians.

Statistics & Survey

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21st Century School Libraries

The South Dakota State Library, a division of the Department of Education, formally and annually recognizes schools with libraries that meet the characteristics of a 21st Century school library through its program, place, and professional.

Read more about 21st Century School Library Awards

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Book Awards

More Book Awards, including national awards

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SD Administrative Rules:

  • 24:15:06:17 link to K-12 library media education endorsement.
  • 24:53:09:02 link to Preschool through grade 12 school library media specialist education program.

DOE Endorsement Requirements:


Integrated Library Systems White Papers, 2017 PDF Download

Training Opportunities

Visit our lib guides web linkLibGuides Collection to view school library training opportunities.

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Electronic Resources for Students

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Lesson Plans

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SD Future Ready School Libraries P D F Printable download file of Future Ready Librarians

For more resources, contact the SDSL School Library Technology Coordinator.

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2017-18 Prairie Bud/ Prairie Bloom/ and Prairie Pasque books announced!

Voting is open October 1 through April 1.

Student Voting:
Prairie Bud
Prairie Bloom
Prairie Pasque

Teacher Voting:
Prairie Bud
Prairie Bloom
Prairie Pasque

South Dakota State Library Cornerstone
SDSL's e-Newsletter articles include:
  - Children and YA Services
  - Maker Spaces
  - School Libraries
  - Summer Reading
And many more!

Collect + Connect
a school library blog from SDSL


Alissa Adams EMAIL
School Library Technology Coordinator
605-773-3131, Option 5, 3

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