Library Institute 2023 is June 4 through 9 at Northern State University in Aberdeen, South Dakota.

Spend a week in the dorms, have your meals together in the cafeteria and enjoy sharing your information with fellow librarians. This year's lineup will offer information on children's programming and services. You will hear from library professionals, professional educators, authors, and SD State Library Staff.

Deadlines for registration:

  • Current Students: Feb 28th ,2023
  • New students: March 3rd, 2023

Bring a computer or laptop to Institute this year. We are going to be taking our pre and posttest on a Google Doc this year. The teachers will also have you going online to work with resources plus much more. See Also the 2023 PACKING LIST .

WHITE ELEPHANT GIFT ! Don't forget!!

Check In to Great Plains West is between (2-5:30 PM). You will receive a key card from the dorm staff.

If you aren't staying in the dorm you need to check in with me at 5 PM at the dorm I will have resources for you take with you. It is important spend some time in the dorm lounge networking and getting to know all of the participating librarians.

Dinner will be served on June 4 at 6:00 PM in the Lobby of Great Plains West. SDLA will send a representative to share information and they will host the dinner that evening.

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Developed with

Institute of Museum and Library Services

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Funding for this program is made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) as administered by the South Dakota State Library.

If you have any questions contact:

Continuing Education Coordinator

Kathleen Slocum

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