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Media Release

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, June 6, 2017 Web Link to South Dakota Department of Education
Contact: Mary Stadick Smith, South Dakota Department of Education, (605) 773-7228, Email Link or
Ruth Raveling, South Dakota Department of Education, (605) 773-2593, Link

State Library recognizes 21st Century School Libraries

PIERRE, S.D. — Nine school libraries have received the 21st Century School Library Award for 2017. The 21st Century School Library Award recognizes school libraries as Effective, Enhanced or Exemplary, based on performance in three areas: place, which refers to the learning environment (both physical and online), programming and the professional.

Applicants conduct a self-assessment and provide evidence of their ability to meet South Dakota's guidelines for school libraries. Award status is valid for a three-year period.

Representatives of the selected libraries will be honored at the annual Systems Change Conference Oct. 20 in Rapid City.

Douglas Middle School Exemplary Melissa Hubbell Dan Baldwin
Douglas High School Exemplary Kimberly Darata Bud Gusso
Harrisburg South Middle School Exemplary Kristi Jones Darren Ellwein
Horizon Elementary (Harrisburg) Exemplary Leslee Reiland Tanja Pederson
Madison Central School Libraries Exemplary Joanne Kallhoff Cotton Koch, Adam Shaw, Janel Guse
Rapid Valley Elementary (Rapid City) Enhanced Jennifer Backhaus Cher Daniel
Robert Frost Elementary (Sioux Falls) Enhanced Korey Erickson Colleen Werner
West Central Middle/High School Exemplary DaNann Kistler Melinda Jensen
West Middle School (Rapid City) Exemplary Shelley Rath Dan Conrad


Press Release
"Click and Go" access to high quality e-resources now available
posted Tuesday March 5, 2019

State Library Board
April 25, 2019: Pierre

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