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Listed here is an alphabetical list of the current programs of the South Dakota State Library.

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T |
U | V | W | X | Y | Z

Accreditation and Certification Standards for Libraries/Librarians

South Dakota Public Library Standards, Voluntary Accreditation Program, and Librarian Certification Program

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The Cornerstone

State Library Electronic Newsletter

The State Library produces an electronic newsletter, with eleven editions a year. Columns include "Continuing Education Opportunities", "Trends and More", and "Why Didn't I Think of That?"

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Data Digests

Yearly publications for library statistics.

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Electronic Resources Challenge

The South Dakota Library Challenge: Electronic Resources Edition was developed by the South Dakota State Library staff to introduce you to the statewide subscription electronic resources. The Electronic Resources Challenge encourages library staff to learn more about the resources that provide expanded access to information and research tools to all schools, libraries and citizens of South Dakota.

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Government Publication Depository LibGuides web link icon

Government Publication Depository

South Dakota State Government Publications are distributed to nine depository libraries in South Dakota by the State Library as part of the state publications distribution center and depository library system.

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Jump Start


Grab your travel gear and head to a Jump Start workshop near you! Jasmine Rockwell (SD State Library), Karen Rickert (SD State Library), Becky Pittenger (Yankton Community Library), and Ali Bruinsma (Brookings Public Library) will be traveling the state bringing you ideas to “jump start” your summer reading program! Scheduled every February.

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Library Training Institute

Library Training Institute

Coordinated by the South Dakota State Library, the Library Training Institute is a four-year program of continuing education for library practitioners, support staff and trustees of small public libraries.

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Performer's Database theater masks

A performer listing created by the South Dakota State Library as a service to public libraries and other organizations that want to hire quality performers for their children's programs.

Prairie Bud and Pasque Awards

South Dakota Children's Book Awards Logo

The Prairie Bud & Pasque Children's Book Awards are sponsored by the South Dakota Library Association. Prairie Bud Awards cover grades Kindergarten through 2nd. Prairie Pasque Awards cover grades 3rd through 5th.

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RACE Webinars

Library Training Institute

Coordinated by the South Dakota State Library, Random Acts of Continuing Education (RACE) are 30 minutes to 1 hour webinars that focus on current topics of interest to librarians.

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School Library Boot Camp

School Library Boot Camp

Come join us for School Library Boot Camp! This event is designed for school librarians, paraprofessionals, teachers and administrators!

South Dakota Book Bag

South Dakota Book Bag

With funding from the South Dakota Humanities Council, three South Dakota State University professors and John Miller, Professor of History emeritus, SDSU, wrote twenty-one study guides for books by South Dakota authors or with a South Dakota theme to be used with the book bags.

South Dakota Share-It

South Dakota Share-It is provided at no cost to participating libraries. The South Dakota Share-It network will allow users to search library catalogs wherever they have internet access. Authenticated users (users holding a valid library card at a participating library) will be able to search the catalog + the subscription e-resources provided by the SD State Library. All other libraries and patrons that have a SD State Library barcode/password will be able to login and search the subscription e-resources.

South Dakota Titles To Go

South Dakota Titles To Go

The South Dakota State Library is pleased to announce its coordination of an affordable self-funded OverDrive downloadable audiobook and ebook program for purchase by public libraries in South Dakota. The OverDrive program will provide participating public library patrons the ability to download audiobooks and ebooks from the public library website. Downloadable audiobooks and ebooks are available in a wide variety of popular genres, including bestsellers, fiction, romance, suspense, children's and YA, business, self-help and language learning.

Statistics and Annual Surveys LibGuides web link icon

Census, Public Libraries, School Libraries, or even reporting Interlibrary Loan or Courier

Accreditation and Certification Standards for Libraries/Librarians

South Dakota Public Library Standards, Voluntary Accreditation Program, and Librarian Certification Program

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YARP: South Dakota Teen Choice Book Award

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Each year the Young Adult Reading Program (YARP) Committee of the South Dakota Library Association publishes a list to promote quality literature and to help South Dakota teachers and librarians in selecting and promoting books for adolescents.

Mango Languages will no longer be available through the State Library as of October 1, 2017.

We are pleased to announce Pronunciator, a resource with over 80 different languages.

State Library Board
February 13, 2018, Pierre

Job Opportunity!
The SD State Library is hiring a Library Associate!

Looking for
The web site previously administered by the South Dakota Library Network will be taken down as of July 28, 2017. If any libraries still have links to this site on their library web sites, those links should be removed.

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

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