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South Dakota State Library Services

A list of services provided by the South Dakota State Library.

Library Education

SD Library Association Career Center

Mountain Plains Library Association Jobline

Colorado Jobline (also includes other states)

ALA Joblist

LITA Job Site


Top 10 Reasons to Become a Librarian

Library Salaries Information

ALA Library Careers

ALA Career Resources

ALA Career Development Resource Guide

U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook


General Library Programs

Emporia State - hybrid course offered in Sioux Falls, SD.  Graduate courses toward an MLS or School Library Media licensure.
Western Dakota Tech - 1-year (undergraduate) diploma or a 2-year certificate program in Rapid City, SD.
Kent State University program for K-12 school library media 

School Library Media Programs


SD State Library Offerings

Public Library Institute - offered every summer for public librarians leading to an SD Certificate in Public Library Management after four years.
School Library Boot Camp - offered annually for any South Dakota educator. Earn college credit from BHSU which can be applied to the library media minor from BHSU and then on to endorsement via SD DOE. This course may be repeated. 



South Dakota Library Association Scholarships/Grants

Mountain Plains Library Association Grants

ALA Financial Assistance for Library & Information Studies

ALA Scholarship Program

P.E.O. (Philanthropic Education Organization) offers several scholarships, loans, and awards for graduate education for women.

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Contact any senior librarian at the SD State Library for assistance!

Library Outreach

1-605-773-3131 or 1-800-423-6665, Option 5

Kathleen Slocum, Continuing Education Coordinator,

Brenda Hemmelman, Collection Services Librarian, 

Nina Mentzel, Metadata Librarian, 

Shawn Behrends, State Data Coordinator,

Alissa Adams, School Library Technology Coordinator, 

David Bradford, Digital Resources Coordinator, 

Laura Kelly, Children and Youth Services Coordinator,