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Event/Training Calendar

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.

Annual Events:

SDLA Annual Conference

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

Literacy Workshop

This workshop is an opportunity to learn about foundational reading skills, family literacy training and tips, and how to incorporate preliteracy skills into library activities

Regional Library Trainings

Continuing education opportunity for library directors and staff, in-person and online in select locations across South Dakota.

ExCITE! Reboot: Information Literacy

Join us this winter for an online course focusing on the second strand of the SD Library Standards - Information Literacy. This is a professional development opportunity for librarians and all other educators.

Jump Start

Prep for Summer Reading workshops held across South Dakota during 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.

Regional Library Trainings

Continuing education opportunity for library directors and staff, in-person and online in select locations across South Dakota.

Library Training Institute

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

SDSL Electronic Resources for Teachers Course

This 2-week course is designed for K-12 teachers as an introduction to the electronic resources provided by the South Dakota State Library. Participants will discover the benefits of the SDSL Electronic Resources and how to incorporate them into their lessons.


Summer Reading social media promotion

ExCITE! Library Methods Course

Annual professional development opportunity in July

SDLA Branch Out

Mini-conference designed for SD library workers hosted by South Dakota Library Association

Online Opportunities:

Gale Support

Gale, a Cengage Company partners with libraries around the world to empower the discovery of knowledge and insights. Your state provides access to reputable, reliable digital content through their partnership with Gale.

Collect + Connect Meet-ups

Hosted monthly via Zoom, the SDSL facilitates monthly chats for school, public, and academic libraries. These are informal chats to learn from colleagues and make connections.


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.

More Resources

  • Library Career Resources
  • 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. Solid Finances Series

  • WebJunction'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.

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

Continuing Education Coordinator

Kathleen Slocum

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