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

YARP (Teen Choice Awards)

Performance Showcase

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

November 2020

Jump Start

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

Late Winter/Early Spring

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

Library Training Institute

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

June 2021


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

Fall 2021

SDLA Annual Conference

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

Libraries Lead: Sept. 30- Oct. 2, 2020

Transforming Library Services: Early Childhood Through Teens

This two-day training brings responsive library programming that engages communities and provides hands-on, interest-based learning experiences.

October 2020

SD School Library EdCamp

This 'unconference' conference is a face-to-face event is hosted simultaneously on both sides of the state in April.


Online Opportunities:

Introduction to 2019 SD School Library Standards

Self-paced, online course helps guide school librarians and other educators in their professional practice.

Online Course

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)