The State Library posts calendar events including training webinars hosted by database vendors and other library-related events:

Google Calendar

Annual Events:

Book Awards

Voting is open annually from October through April.

Children's Book Awards

Teen Choice Book Awards

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.

Quarterly

Performance Showcase

Free event to plan your library's entertainment for the upcoming year! Early November.

LIMITED RE-RELEASE

#SDSummerReading2022

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.

Summer

Library Training Institute

Spend a week in the dorms with fellow library professionals in June.

June 2022

ExCITE!

Formerly School Library Boot Camp. Open to SD school library staff and other types of educators.

July 2022

SDLA Annual Conference

Each fall SDLA holds its annual conference with educational training sessions, keynotes, and events.

Sept. 28-30 2022, Brookings

SDSL Digital Resources Course

This course is for South Dakota library staff and will focus on the South Dakota State Library database subscriptions.

October

Transforming Library Services

Early Childhood Through Teens: Bringing responsive library programming to engage communities, provide hands-on interest-based learning experiences

January, February

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.

February

Jump Start

Prep for Summer Reading workshops held across South Dakota during February/March.

February/March

Annual Surveys

Every year the State Library fields two statistical surveys; collecting financial, service data, and more from public, school, and combo libraries.

PLS: Feb-Mar

SLS: Mar-Apr

Online Opportunities:

SDSL School Library Services

Professional Development for School Librarians

Solid Finances

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

More Resources

Remember: tracking your continuing education hours is your individual responsibility.

Continuing Education Coordinator

Kathleen Slocum

1-605-773-3131 (Option 5, 2)
1-605-773-8438
email