South Dakota Department of Education Bibliography of State Library: May 2024

SDSL School Library Monthly Update: June 2024

HB 1197 Informational Sessions were held late May 2024.

State Library recognizes 21st Century School Libraries, May 24, 2024

State Library promotes reading, May 22, 2024

Electronic Resources for Teachers Course is a 2-week (8 CECH) course designed for K-12 teachers. Participants will discover the benefits of the SDSL electronic resources and how to incorporate them into their lessons. Registration still open: June 10-23, online via Canvas.

Summer break is just around the corner! Between hunting down missing items and doing inventory on your entire collection, you will be busy the next few weeks. Whether you are a first-year teacher-librarian or a seasoned media specialist, this end-of-year guide will help you manage your time and get everything accomplished!

Collect + Connect Meet-ups

  • Youth Services Librarian: June 5
  • Public Libraries: June 12
  • Academic Libraries: Summer Hiatus

HB 1197 Informational Sessions will be hosted on May 22 and May 29. State Librarian George Seamon will be holding these sessions to discuss public library and school compliance with HB 1197.

Registration is now open for the SD Act Early Webinar on May 10

Collect + Connect Meet-ups

  • Public Libraries: May 8
  • School Libraries: May 8
  • Academic Libraries: Summer Hiatus

The deadline for applying for voluntary staff certification is August 2 this year. This program recognizes library directors and staff who actively upgrade their skills.

The 21st Century School Library Award deadline is May 1.

Deadline for completing the School Library Survey is May 3.

The School Librarian Leadership Retreat is an in-person focused gathering designed to empower and inspire school librarians to enhance their leadership skills, share best practices, and explore innovative strategies for creating an impactful school library. The 2024 retreat is July 28-29 in Pierre.

Electronic Resources for Teachers Course: June 10 - 23
Designed for K-12 teachers as an introduction to the electronic resources provided by the SDSL, this course is offered online via Canvas for 8 CECHs.

Stephanie Miller-Davis Library Summer Reading Grant Program

State Library offices will be closed Friday, March 29 and Monday, April 1. Have a safe and wonderful Easter holiday!

The 21st Century School Library Award application is open! This award recognizes schools with libraries that meet the characteristics of a 21st Century school library through its place, professional, and program as outlined in the South Dakota School Library Guidelines. Learn more and apply for your library!

Collect + Connect Meet-ups

  • Public Libraries: March 13
  • Academic Libraries: March 15
  • School Libraries: April 1

21st Century School Library Award opens March 1

ExCITE! 2024

Guide to School Library Month 2024

Collect + Connect Meet-ups

  • Public Libraries: March 13
  • School Libraries: March 6
  • Academic Libraries: March 15

Collect + Connect Day Camp: Register today for this in-person professional development and networking opportunity for all librarians across the state, March 9 in Sturgis

Join the 2024 Library Book Study course as we delve into the book "Cultivating Connected Learning" by Megan E. Barrett and Rebecca J. Ranallo. Register today to particpate during March 2024

SD State Library Board Quarterly meeting Thurs. Feb. 15, 2024

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