21st century school library Awards

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

There are a few routes allowing one to serve as an endorsed school librarian in South Dakota:

Individuals who hold a teaching degree/certification in South Dakota can add a School Library Science endorsement to their teaching certificate in one of two ways:

  1. via Coursework
    • Minor/endorsement from an accredited university (ExCITE! coursework may apply)
    • Emporia State (hybrid, endorsement, and Masters)
    • View more opportunities to expand your education in library science.
  2. via Library Media Praxis Test
    SD Department of Education Certification > State Designated Tests

Individuals who do not hold a teaching degree/certificate in South Dakota but who hold a Master's Degree or higher in Library Science may obtain an Educator Permit ONLY to serve as the paid elementary and/or secondary school librarian.

2023 South Dakota school library facts and stats2023 South Dakota School Libraries Facts & Stats
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 Coordinator

Scottie Bruch

1-605-773-3131 (Option 5, 3)