I am conducting interviews with librarians across the state who are excited to share their knowledge and expertise. This is your opportunity to recognize community partnerships successes, highlight new programs and spaces and reach out to others in the field. Let me know if your library would like to demonstrate leadership and tell your story that could change what other librarians do. I would love to interview you and share all ideas and experiences with all of South Dakota's librarians to energize and feed us forward to accomplish our goals!

Remember LIBRARIANS are not buns and shushing anymore!


March 2021: Siouxland Libraries' own Amanda Bremmon and Jamie Buswell

Check out the latest LOUD LIBRARIANS LEAD! with Amanda Bremmon and Jamie Buswell from the Siouxland Libraries. These two librarians team up to create virtual programming for their patrons to interact with during the pandemic. Acquire tips and tricks to help you bring alternative programming to your library!


February 2021: Sarah Overvaag, Watertown

Check out the second LOUD LIBRARIANS LEAD! vlog interview with Sarah Overvaag, Children's Programming librarian at the Watertown Regional Library. We discussed in detail a READsquared program called Explore America that was created exclusively by Sarah.


January 2021: Misti Burns, Winner

Our first episode features Misti Burns from the Tripp County Grossenburg Memorial Library in Winner, SD. We discuss the NASA Space Kits, virtual programing and book recommendations!


Children and Youth Services Coordinator

Laura Kelly

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