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:

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.

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.


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.

Performance Showcase

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

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


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

More Resources

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

Continuing Education Coordinator

Kathleen Slocum

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