The State Library hosts a Google Calendar of events including training webinars hosted by SDSL staff, database vendors and other library-related events.
SDSL Board Meetings
Authorized by Chapter 14-1 of the South Dakota Codified Laws, the SDSL Board directs State Library operation and assists and coordinates the other libraries throughout the state in providing services to the public.
Textual Literacy Course
Join us this winter for an on-line course focusing on the first strand of the SD School Library Standards, Textual Literacy, in which we'll focus on topics related to reading and engaging for academic and personal growth.
Prep for Summer Reading workshops held across South Dakota during February/March.
Every year the State Library fields two statistical surveys; collecting financial, service data, and more from public, school, and combo libraries.
Join your local library and attend summer reading events! Attend in-person, outdoor, take home or virtual programming towards our continued goal of 100,000 participants.
Library Training Institute
Spend a week in the dorms with fellow library professionals in June.
Formerly School Library Boot Camp. Open to SD school library staff and other types of educators.
SDLA Annual Conference
Each fall SDLA holds its annual conference with educational training sessions, keynotes, and events.
SDSL Digital Resources
This course is for South Dakota library staff and will focus on the South Dakota State Library database subscriptions.
Free event to plan your library's entertainment for the upcoming year!
SDSL School Library ServicesProfessional Development for School Librarians
The Solid Finances webinar series is designed to provide adults with an unbiased resource for enhancing their personal financial skills. Registration is required for this free series.Regular Webinars
WebJunction builds the knowledge, skills and confidence of library staff to power strong libraries that are the heart of vibrant communities. A program of OCLC Research, WebJunction is free and welcome to all libraries to use, regardless of size, type or location.Course Catalog and Webinar Calendar
- Library Career Resources
South Dakota Statewide Group Membership
The SDSL has provided statewide access to United for Libraries. Your membership includes access to Trustee training, Friends resources, COVID-19 tips, on-demand webinars plus so much more.
Web Junction's library-specific courses are now available for free to all library staff and volunteers. Through the generous support of OCLC, the Gates Foundation, the South Dakota State Library WebJunction provides timely and relevant learning content to access anytime, from anywhere.
Remember: tracking your continuing education hours is your individual responsibility.