What we do:

School libraries cultivate readers, critical thinkers, and graduates who are college, career, and life ready.


21st century school library 2019 2022 badge

Annual recognition of school libraries that meet the characteristics of a 21st Century school library through its program, place, and professional.

21st Century School Library Awards

South Dakota's Future Ready School Libraries SD Future Ready School Libraries
Reflects statistics and best practices nationwide and within South Dakota

21st Century School Library Self-Assessment
Self-reporting tool outlines best practices of a 21st Century school library

School Library Advocacy links (Pearltrees)
A collection of links for school library advocacy and messaging

Library Media Endorsement
For school library endorsement in South Dakota

Elementary School Library Endorsement Requirements
via SD Dept. of Education

Secondary School Library Endorsement Requirements
via SD Dept. of Education

SD Administrative Rule 24:15:06:17
K-12 library media education endorsement in SD

SD Administrative Rule 24:53:09:02
PreK-12 school library media specialist education program in SD

21st Century School Library Self-Assessment
Self-assessment outlines best practices of a 21st Century school library

Library Science Course Framework
Recognized high school course providing students an opportunity to work in the school library

Resource Guide: SDSL School Libraries
Shareable, printable school library related guide from SDSL School Libraries

School Library Collection Development Framework
Tool to support collection development with accompanying templates

School & Public Library Collaboration Checklist
Tool for promoting school and public library partnerships

The School Librarian Interview Guide
Tool for hiring quality library staff

School Library Integrated Library Systems

school library boot camp

Continuing education opportunities for school librarians and other types of educators.

  • SD School Library Boot Camp
  • Introduction to 2019 SD School Library Standards
  • #sdslschoollibs Twitter Challenge
  • SD School Library EdCamp

SDSL: Professional Development Opportunities

2019 school library data digest cover - young girl reading wolf pie in library seated on teal chairSchool Library Data Digest 2019
Annual publication for statewide school library statistics.
View SLDD archives.

School Libraries Survey
Annual library survey completed by school districts in South Dakota

South Dakota's Future Ready School Libraries brochure


School Library Technology Coordinator

Alissa Adams

1-605-773-3131 (Option 5, 3)
1-605-295-3152
email