This free service is for South Dakota residents of all ages who are unable to read standard print materials due to visual, physical, or learning disabilities. Braille & Talking Book program provides recorded, braille, large-print, and descriptive videos.
Is your library a school/public combo library or are you considering such a collaboration?
Review the information provided at the bottom of the Library Board/Trustee Page http://libguides.library.sd.gov/c.php?g=667085&p=4780078 to learn more about combo libraries and how they operate.
State library staff provides consultation and assistance to libraries in many areas including administration, trustees, grants, standards, and statistics. See the Library Outreach/ LSTA page and the School Libraries page for more details.
As a new library director, you should be familiar with SD Codified Law as it relates to libraries.
To help you keep up with the ever-changing library world, the State Library provides continuing education opportunities in a variety of formats including in-person workshops, online webinars and teleconferences, and online tutorials. Review the Continuing Education page for upcoming and archived opportunties.
State library research staff are available to help your library staff find the answers to questions that require extensive research or even the use of resources that your library may not otherwise have access to. Please call the state library at 1-800-423-6665 or use form to request help with a research question. http://library.sd.gov/forms/request/index.aspx
Each library in SD is assigned a library card number that can be used to order items through SD Share-It if you are not a participating library. If you don't know your library card number, call the state library. For all information on interlibrary loan services at the state library, visit http://libguides.library.sd.gov/services/ILL
The South Dakota Department of Education, in partnership with MetaMetrics®, coordinates a year round reading initiative to bolster student reading achievement. Read! SD provides access to a variety of free resources for parents, teachers and librarians to support reading. Explore Find a Book South Dakota and follow Read! SD on Facebook for the latest news.
It is important to be involved in state and regional library associations. Library conferences provide excellent training opportunities and making connections with other librarians through these associations is invaluable. Linked below are some state and regional associations to check out.
Contact any senior librarian at the SD State Library for assistance!
1-605-773-3131 or 1-800-423-6665, Option 5