FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, May 24, 2022
Mary Stadick Smith, South Dakota Department of Education, 1-605-773-7228 , email@example.com or
Ruth Raveling, South Dakota Department of Education, 1-605-773-2593 , firstname.lastname@example.org
PIERRE, S.D. — The South Dakota State Library has announced the 2022 recipients of the 21st Century School Library Award. The 21st Century School Library Award recognizes school libraries as Effective, Enhanced, or Exemplary, based on performance in three areas: place (which refers to the learning environment, both physical and online), programming, and the professional.
Applicants conduct a self-assessment and provide evidence of their ability to meet South Dakota's guidelines for school libraries. Award status is valid for a three-year period.
The following libraries have been accredited:
|School library||Award status||Librarian|
|Aberdeen Central High School||Exemplary||Mikayla Arechigo|
|Adventure Elementary (Harrisburg)||Exemplary||Elizabeth Wells|
|Creekside Elementary (Spearfish)||Exemplary||Sheleen Bauer|
|Dakota Valley High School||Effective||Erin Nilges|
|Dakota Valley Upper Elementary/Middle School||Effective||Erin Nilges|
|George McGovern Middle School (Sioux Falls)||Exemplary||Sherri Wolles|
|Georgia Morse Middle School (Pierre)||Exemplary||Renae Lehman|
|Harrisburg High School||Exemplary||Eve Langerock|
|Jefferson High School (Sioux Falls)||Exemplary||Emelia Gulck|
|John Harris Elementary (Sioux Falls)||Exemplary||Stefanie Hage|
|Lowell Elementary (Sioux Falls)||Exemplary||Erin Radway|
|Sonia Sotomayor Elementary (Sioux Falls)||Exemplary||Jenni Egstad|
|South Park Elementary (Belle Fourche)||Exemplary||Karen Schlekeway|
Find more information on the State Library's 21st Century School Library Award webpage.