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South Dakota State Library Services

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

Job Listings

SD Library Association Career Center http://www.sdlibraryassociation.org/networking/

Mountain Plains Library Association Jobline http://mpla.us/quick-links/jobline.html

Colorado Jobline (also includes other states) https://www.libraryjobline.org/

ALA Joblist http://joblist.ala.org/

LITA Job Site http://www.ala.org/lita/professional/jobs

 

Top 10 Reasons to Become a Librarian http://www.ala.org/educationcareers/careers/paths/top10reasons

Library Salaries Information http://www.ala.org/educationcareers/employment/salaries

ALA Library Careers http://www.ala.org/educationcareers/libcareers

ALA Career Resources http://www.ala.org/educationcareers/careers/librarycareerssite/home

ALA Career Development Resource Guide http://www.ala.org/educationcareers/employment/career-resources

U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook https://www.bls.gov/ooh/

 

ALA Accredited Master's Programs http://www.ala.org/educationcareers/accreditedprograms/directory

AASL/CAEP Accredited Master's Programs with a Specialty in School Librarianship: http://www.ala.org/aasl/about/ed/caep/programs 

MLS Classes Offered in Sioux Falls, SD https://www.emporia.edu/slim/regionallocations/sioux-falls-sd  Graduate courses can also be taken toward a School LIbrary Media endorsement or licensure.

University of Nebraska Omaha https://online.nebraska.edu/landing/university-of-nebraska-at-omaha-library-science-bms-bs-ed-bachelor

Guide to Programs in Library and Information Science https://librarysciencedegree.org/

School Library Media Endorsement Programs - this is not a comprehensive list of programs

Western Dakota Tech in Rapid City offers online and on-site library coursework leading to a 1-year  (undergraduate) diploma or a 2-year certificate https://www.wdt.edu/degree-programs/library-technician

The South Dakota State Library offers training (Public Library Institute) every summer for rural public librarians leading to a SD Certificate in Public Library Management after four years.  SDSL also offers the School Library Boot Camp every summer for any school administrator, teacher, librarian or paraprofessional. This is theme based and can be repeated; the first year one can receive 2-credits from BHSU toward school library media endorsement and/or a school library media minor.

http://library.sd.gov/LIB/DEV/training/institute/index.aspx

http://library.sd.gov/LIB/DEV/training/bootcamp/index.aspx

 

South Dakota Library Association Scholarships/Grants http://www.sdlibraryassociation.org/page/grants

Mountain Plains Library Association Grants http://mpla.us/quick-links/grants.html

ALA Financial Assistance for Library & Information Studies http://www.ala.org/educationcareers/education/financialassistance

ALA Scholarship Program http://www.ala.org/educationcareers/scholarships

P.E.O. (Philanthropic Education Organization) offers several scholarships, loans, and awards for graduate education for women. http://www.peointernational.org/peo-projectsphilanthropies

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Questions?

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, Kathleen.Slocum@state.sd.us
605-773-8438

Brenda Hemmelman, Collection Services Librarian, Brenda.Hemmelman@state.sd.us 
605-773-5075

Nina Mentzel, Metadata Librarian, Nina.Mentzel@state.sd.us 
605-280-6911

Shawn Behrends, State Data Coordinator, Shawn.Behrends@state.sd.us
605-280-5834

Alissa Adams, School Library Technology Coordinator, Alissa.Adams@state.sd.us 
605-295-3152

David Bradford, Digital Resources Coordinator, David.Bradford@state.sd.us 
605-295-3174

Laura Kelly, Children and Youth Services Coordinator, Laura.Kelly@state.sd.us 
605-773-5066