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

School Library Position Statements
A collection of statements from The American Library Association (AASL)

Book Access and School Libraries
A brochure for advocacy

Native American Books, Authors, and Resources
A working guide for educators, librarians, school counselors and other support staff as they seek to develop their literary collections. *This list is provided only as a resource. The SD State Library does not endorse any of the content in the titles provided.

American Indian Resource List
SD State Library curated list includes links for library and classroom collection development, resources specific to South Dakota tribes, and more

Oceti Sakowin Essential Understandings & Standards (OSEU)
Foundational concepts for teaching about the history and culture of the Oceti Sakowin

OSEU Instructional Resources
Culturally appropriate resources to aid in the teaching of the Oceti Sakowin Essential Understandings & Standards

South Dakota Office of Indian Education
An office of the South Dakota Department of Tribal Relations

The South Dakota Library Association , in conjunction with the SD State Library, sponsors the annual SD Children's Book Awards for grades PreK-5 and the South Dakota Teen Choice Book Awards (formerly known as YARP) for grades 6-12.

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

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

Book Access and School Libraries
A brochure for advocacy

Digital Books Resource List
Curated collection via Pearltrees

Native American Books, Authors, and Resources
A working guide for educators, librarians, school counselors and other support staff as they seek to develop their literary collections. *This list is provided only as a resource. The SD State Library does not endorse any of the content in the titles provided.

School Counselor Resources
SDSL Databases for School Counselors

Social and Emotional Learning: Books & Resources
Bibliography of books and resources supporting social and emotional learning in schools

Read! SD
South Dakota's Reading Challenge

First Book
Program to help provide equal access to quality books for students

Open eBooks
Program to help provide equal access to quality ebooks for students

2020 school library data digest fileSchool Library Data Digest 2020
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

Scottie Bruch

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