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

Performance Showcase

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

November 2021

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.


Transforming Library Services

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


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.

PLS: Feb-Mar SLS: Mar-Apr

SDSL Digital Resources Course

An introductory course for SD public library staff that teaches how to access, retrieve, and share information using SDSL databases.


Library Training Institute

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

June 2022


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.


SD School Library EdCamp

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



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

July 2021

SDLA Annual Conference

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

Sept. 29 - Oct. 1, 2021

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)