About SDSL | 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 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 & Minutes
- News and Press Releases
- Policies and Manuals
- Promotional Resources
- State Publications
- White Papers
Board Agenda and Minutes
- Meeting: April 27, 2017
Further details: TBA
- Meeting: February 16, 2017
10:00 am CT
MacKay Building, Library Commons
800 Governors Drive, Pierre, SD
- 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
- 10 public libraries accredited in 2017
posted Tuesday, February 23, 2017
- South Dakota librarians awarded certification
posted Friday, October 21, 2016
The State Library produces an online newsletter, with eleven issues a year. Columns include "Continuing Education", "Trends and More", and "Why Didn't I Think of That?". This newsletter is also available with an RSS feed.
Prairie Trails Memorandum
Braille & Talking Book Library, Quarterly. Available online in either web or PDF format.
LSTA: 2017 Evaluation Report South Dakota State Library
Evaluation Prepared by Lesley D. Boughton, November 2016; Commissioned by Daria Bossman, South Dakota State Librarian, October 2015
Braille and Talking Book Strategic Plan 2015-2018
The Strategic Plan is also available in braille and audio formats. If you would like to borrow a copy please contact your Reader Advisor.
Digitization Long Range Plan
Presented November 2013
Library Services and Technology Act South Dakota State Library Five Year Plan: 2013-2017
Approved June 2012, Resubmitted Sept 2012 | IMLS Approval Letter
South Dakota State Library LSTA Five Year Plan Evaluation Report: 2008-2012
Approved January 2012
South Dakota Libraries for the 21st Century: LSTA Five Year Plan 2008-2013
Revised November 2007
South Dakota State Library Strategic Plan: FY 2014-2018
A South Dakota State Library for the 21st Century
South Dakota State Library: Evaluation and Planning Project
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
Approved by the SDSL Board, January 2015
Computer and Internet Use Policy
Revised, June, 2010.
State of the State Library Addresses are listed below, presented annually at the SDLA fall conferences.
Large Print Bookmarks (4 up)
Printable bookmarks to be provided to large print readers. Librarians/library staff: Print on cardstock or paper and trim so that 4 bookmarks per sheet of paper will result.
Top 10 Reasons to Support Libraries
Lettersized poster available:
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.
South Dakota School Libraries: Data Digest
South Dakota State Library
The South Dakota Department of Education: South Dakota State Library Annual Report
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.
Revised January 2015
School Library Guidelines, South Dakota 2010
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
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.
Automation: Integrated Library Systems
The following white papers conceptualize automation for public and school libraries in South Dakota.
- Public Libraries: Integrated Library Systems White Paper , April 2014
- School Libraries: Integrated Library Systems White Paper , April 2014
- The Galecia Group: Why Sharing a Library Management Systems Makes Sense ,
2011 © Lori Bowen Ayre / The Galecia Group. This white paper is licensed under a Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 3.0 license and has been reposted here with permission from the author.
State Library Board
April 27, 2017, Brookings
SDSL Public Library Trustee Wiki
A general overview of trustee duties and responsibilities, issues, and skills to develop.
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