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800 Governors Dr.
Pierre, SD 57501

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7 am - 4 pm MT

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Publications

The South Dakota State Library publications and forms are available in Adobe Acrobat format exactly as it appears in print or in a Web format. First time users of the PDF format must perform a one-time only installation of the free Adobe Acrobat Reader Software Web URL before they will be able to read or print the document. This format is used extensively both on the Web and on this site.


Board Agenda and Minutes

  • Meeting: July 13, 2017
    1:30 pm CT
    MacKay Building
    800 Governors Drive
    Pierre, SD 57501
  • Meeting: April 27, 2017
    1:30 pm CT
    Pugsley Center, SPC 214
    South Dakota State University
    1057 8th Street
    Brookings SD, 57007
    Conference call: dial-in# 1-866-410-8397 code 6057735055
    • Agenda PDF Download
      • Attachment A: Board Minutes, February 16 Meeting PDF Download
      • Attachment B: South Dakota Library Week Proclamation PDF Download
      • Attachment C: Federal News - SD Impact Letter/ LSTA funding PDF Download
      • Attachment D: Emporia State University program PDF Download
      • Attachment E: Proposed Administrative Rule changes PDF Download
    • Minutes PDF Download
  • Archive of past meetings

These meetings are held in a physically accessible place. Individuals needing assistance, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, should contact Quynn Verhelst at 605-773-5055 in advance of the meeting to make any necessary arrangements.


News and Press Releases

Archive of news releases


Newsletters

State Library Cornerstone Electronic Newsletter
Cornerstone

The State Library produces an online newsletter, with eleven issues a year. Columns include "Continuing Education Opportunities", "Trends and More", and "Why Didn't I Think of That?". This newsletter is also available with an RSS feed.


State Library Braille and Talking Book Library newsleetter
Prairie Trails Memorandum

Braille & Talking Book Library, Quarterly. Available online in either web or PDF format.


Plans

State Publications Digitization Long Range Plan PDF Download
Approved November 2013

Strategic Plan 2014-2018 PDF Download
Approved November 2013

Library Services and Technology Act South Dakota State Library Five Year Plan: 2013-2017 PDF Download
Approved June 2012, Resubmitted Sept 2012 | IMLS Approval Letter PDF Download

South Dakota State Library LSTA Five Year Plan Evaluation Report: 2008-2012 PDF Download
Approved January 2012

South Dakota Libraries for the 21st Century: LSTA Five Year Plan 2008-2013 PDF Download
Revised November 2007

South Dakota State Library Strategic Plan: FY 2007-2013 PDF Download
As South Dakota becomes more deeply engaged in the global knowledge-based economy of the 21st century, the need to adapt has never been more urgent.

South Dakota State Library: Evaluation and Planning Project PDF Download
Compiled by Dr. Mary C. Bushing in 2006, This six-month study of the programs, resources, and role of the South Dakota State Library (SDSL) has resulted in many changes already in both the state library operations and in the dialogue about libraries and library services within the state. No matter what happens in the future regarding the recommendations and the work of the consultant, the fabric of the library network has been changed by the very act of asking questions and challenging individuals and groups to think differently about library services, the role of the state library, the role of local libraries, and the future of information and books.


Policies & Manuals

Collection Development Policy PDF Download
Approved by the SDSL Board, January 2015

Computer and Internet Use Policy
Revised, June, 2010

South Dakota Public Library Trustees Wiki URL to south dakota state library wiki spaces
Original publication 1994; Online version created 2013, updated as necessary by SDSL staff


Promotional Resources

Top 10 Reasons to Support Libraries
Lettersized poster available:

  • Black and White PDF download or
  • Color PDF download

A Day in the Life…


Reports

South Dakota Public Libraries: Data Digest
The South Dakota State Library has compiled an annual report of public library statistics that librarians can use as talking points with their citizens, councilmen, commissioners, and legislators.

  • 2015 PDF download
  • 2014 PDF download
  • 2013 PDF download
  • 2012 PDF download
  • 2011 PDF download
  • 2010 PDF download
  • 2009 PDF download
  • 2008 PDF download
Public Libraries Data Digest


South Dakota School Libraries: Data Digest

  • 2016 PDF download
  • 2015 PDF download
  • 2014 PDF download
  • 2013 PDF download
  • 2012 PDF download
  • 2011 PDF download
  • 2010 PDF download
School Library Data Digest


South Dakota State Library: Highlights
The South Dakota Department of Education: South Dakota State Library Annual Report

  • 2012 Link to doe.sd.gov
  • 2011 PDF download
  • 2010 PDF download
  • 2009 PDF download
SDSL Annual Report Highlights


South Dakota Public Library Standards

The purpose of the voluntary certification and accreditation program for public libraries and librarians in South Dakota is to encourage the ongoing development of quality library service in the state.

School Library Guidelines, South Dakota 2010 PDF Download
Effective school libraries make a powerful difference in student achievement and help to form the habit of reading and learning for a lifetime. To be effective it is essential that a school library have a place, a program, and a professional.

School Library Content Standards, South Dakota 2010 PDF Download
School librarians in collaboration with all content area teachers empower students to fully engage in our global, digital world. To be successful participants in this world, students must be able to carry out the processes of inquiry and problem solving, develop multiple literacies, and practice the tenets of ethical participation in society.




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SD Children's Book Award Winners!

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Prairie Bud Winner: Gastonby Kelly DiPucchio

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Prairie Bloom Winner: Dog V. Catby Chris Gall

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Prairie Pasque Winner: The Whispering Townby Jennifer Elvgren


SD Teen ChoiceBook Award Winners!

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Middle School Winner: A Night Divided by Jennifer Nielson

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High School Winner: Nimona by Noelle Stevenson


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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