School Library Regional Meetings
- December 3, Aberdeen;
- December 10, Sioux Falls
Electronic Resources Challenge
January 13-March 31, online
SDLA Legislative Day
January 23, Pierre
2014 Midwinter Meeting
January 24-28, 2014, Philadelphia, PA
ALA Youth Media Awards
January 27, 2014, Philadelphia, PA
Digital Learning Day
February 5, 2014
Teen Tech Week
March 9-15, 2014
Featured e-Resources of the Month
ChiltonLibrary, Mango Languages now part of State Library e-resources
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Library Features/ Headlines
Canton Public Library celebrates 100 years of reading
Finding statistical data amid the government shutdown
Coming- "Trustee Academy Training Series" grant
South Dakota librarians awarded certification
Digital Inclusion Survey
A home away from home [school]
North Sioux City breaks ground for new building
Prairie West Branch grand opening
Lower Brule welcomes new library
Visit the OverDrive Digital Bookmobile in June
"Dig Into Reading" with CSLP and resources from Read!SD
More from June/ July 2013
includes "Make summer reading programs accessible to the visually impaired", "Summer reading for all ages", and "Student workers add value to public libraries"
2013 School Library Survey opens April 1
Bossman named new State Librarian
Public Library Institute 2013 is June 2-7
School Library Boot Camp 2013 is July 21-24
New South Dakota State Library Data Digests are online
Partnership to expand title selection for visually impaired
Project Compass in Custer—SD libraries helping job seekers
Project Compass—SD Libraries Helping Job Seekers
Broadband grants awarded to five South Dakota public libraries
Join SD Titles To Go by Sept. 30 and go "live" before Christmas!
Congratulations! 18 SWIM scholars graduate
School Library Boot Camp debuts with 34 students
2012 School Library Survey opens April 1
2011 School and Public Library Data Digests are now online
SDSL is now on Facebook and Twitter!
Centerville is a Five Star Library — again!
2012 Legislative Session nears
Librarians recognized for achieving certification standards
Public library accreditation applications due Dec. 2
New procedures for interlibrary loan statistics begin in January 2012
“Roundup” begins in less than a week at SDLA Conference
SWIM scholars now include 19 from South Dakota
Changes in ILL
Three graduate from 2011 Library Training Institute
Next SD Titles to Go sign-up is Sept. 30
2011 Festival of Books and Authors on the Road details are revealed
One Book SD mini-grants recipients announced
Celebrate SD Library Week, April 10 – 16, 2011
It begins with a book
SD Dakota Titles to Go launches
One Book South Dakota mini-grants available
South Dakota Library Week is coming April 10-16
Public Library Survey deadline is March 31
State Library's new website is up and running
School and public library Data Digests now available
Sully Area Library becomes a new star
Centerville Library proudly displays their five stars
Six steps to Snapshot Day success!
November/ December, 2010
Let your staff and patrons know about Snapshot Day and build up excitement.
Centerville and Beresford Public Libraries rank at the top
November/ December, 2010
The South Dakota State Library is pleased to announce that seven South Dakota public libraries have been recognized, in two distinguished national rankings, for the excellence of their services to their communities.
State Library receives health literacy planning grant
November/ December, 2010
The South Dakota State Library is the recent recipient of a Planning and Assessment proposal entitled, "Health Reference in South Dakota's Public Libraries: Assessment and Evaluation."
South Dakota Library Snapshot Day is October 31- November 6
Do you know how many reference questions were asked last week? How about how many materials were checked out? Could you tell someone how many people attended your gardening program?
SWIM Scholars and mentors gather for summit
The SWIM Scholars and their mentors gathered at the State Library on August 3 for a lively informal summit.
Library Snapshot Day is coming, will you be ready?
Library Snapshot Day was developed by the American Library Association to provide a way for libraries of all types to show what happens in a single day at their library.
“Laugh and Learn” at the 2010 SDLA Annual Conference
Join colleagues to “Laugh and Learn” at the South Dakota Library Association’s Annual Conference in Sioux Falls September 22-24.
Festival of Books offers author visit opportunities
The 2010 Festival of Books is bringing over 50 authors to Sioux Falls on September 24-26.
Six graduate from Library Training Institute
State Librarian Dan Siebersma awarded Certificates of Public Library Management to six graduates of the Library Training Institute on June 11 at the Northern State University campus in Aberdeen.
SWIM scholarship recipients announced
Fourteen South Dakota librarians will receive funds for continuing education in library sciences thanks to a grant from the Laura Bush Foundation and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
Sioux Falls celebrates re-opening of Main Library
Siouxland’s Main Library officially re-opened its doors with a ribbon cutting ceremony on May 7.
School Library Survey "Early Bird awardees
Congratulations to the Early Bird school libraries -- Here are the first seven to submit and lock their 2009-2010 School Library survey!
Black Hills Area Rural Librarians get-together
The third meeting of the Black Hills Rural Librarians was hosted by the Sturgis Public Library on March 15.
Who do you think you are?
Find out in South Dakota State Library's AncestryLibrary Online
April Continuing Education Opportunities
Public Library Survey "EARLY BIRD" awardees
Congratulations and thank you Early Bird libraries!
March Continuing Education Opportunities
Library Training Institute Registration is open and many more!
New Public Library Survey opens Feb. 1
The 2009 Public Library Survey, formerly known as the “annual report,” will be released on Feb.1.
February Continuing Education Opportunities
Beginning with this issue, the monthly continuing education opportunities will be published as part of the newsletter.
South Dakota receives accolades for 2008 Public Libraries Survey
South Dakota was one of 45 states that received the Keppel Award for submitting prompt, complete and high-quality public library data for FY 2008.
South Dakota's own Star Libraries
Dec/ January 2010
Hazel L. Meyer Memorial Library, De Smet, and Centerville Community Library are named among America’s Star Libraries
Creating a Nation of Readers
Dec/ January 2010
The Big Read is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts designed to restore reading to the center of American culture. Deadline for this grant application is February 2.
Aberdeen is part of Knight Foundation’s $3.3 Million initiative to expand digital access at libraries
To help meet citizens' information needs, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation has announced the launch of a $3.3 million initiative to expand digital access and training at libraries around the country.
Public librarians and libraries recognized for achieving standards
Librarians and libraries meeting the Public Library Accreditation/Certification Standards were recognized during this year’s South Dakota Library Association’s Annual Conference in Aberdeen.
Brookings Public Library has very good friends
A friend is defined by Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary as “one attached to another by affection or esteem.” The Brookings Public Library has some very good friends in the Friends of the Brookings Public Library.
Harrisburg Community Library makes big move
Harrisburg Community Library opened in its new location on August 15 with a ribbon cutting.
National Book Festival is Sept. 26
The National Book Festival is an immense gathering dedicated to reading and literacy. About 120,000 people attend this free literary event held in front of Washington, D.C.'s Smithsonian Institute.
State Library renovation completes phase one
Phase one is complete and the library is now in its renovated space on the first floor.
Rapid City Flood Project
Rapid City Public Library wanted to create something great for their community, in doing so they released the first of their “Ordinary People, Extraordinary Stories” series.
Build Your Support Base with the 3 P’s: Getting and Sustaining Funding
Robin Schrupp, Grant County Library Director since 1991, has learned to get and sustain funding for her library by applying the 3 P’s: a Personal Touch, Publicity, and Persistence.
How does your library promote itself?
Ideas from Potter County Library
South Dakota Star-Rated Public Libraries:
Centerville Community Library
Finding Time for Continuing Education
Continuing Education. An interview with Brenda DeToy, the librarian from the Selby Area Schools Community Library, about continuing education opportunities.