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South Dakota State Library Services

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

Professional Development for School Library Staff

SD School Library Boot Camp

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School Library Boot Camp is an annual training opportunity for all types of educators - teacher-librarians, other library staff, classroom teachers, reading specialists, paraprofessionals, and administrators. Boot Camp is a graduate or undergraduate level college course offered by Black Hills State University and the SD State Library. The course can be applied to the Library Methods requirement of BHSU School Library Media minor and the DOE endorsement. Boot Camp is a hybrid course - both face-to-face and online.

LSTA federal funding through the Institute of Museum and Library Services pays for speakers and other resources, as well as full-tuition scholarships for attendees. All travel costs are the responsibility of the individual student.

Boot Camp 2019 will take place Sept. 2019.
Registration opens April 2019.
Read more about Boot Camp 2019.

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School Library EdCamp is an 'unconference' conference hosted on both sides of the state and at the same time! This free participant-driven educational opportunity is sponsored jointly by the South Dakota Library Association (SDLA) and the South Dakota State Library (SDSL). Learn more about EdCamp.

sign up for EdCamp

#sdslschoollibs Twitter Challenge

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This self-paced, on-demand learning opportunity seeks to help school librarians dive into the world of Twitter while earning contact hours. Make your way through 20 tasks designed to develop the habit of using Twitter for professional purposes. You'll customize your professional Twitter account, explore features, and connect with colleagues. Learn more about the #sdslschoollibs Twitter Challenge!

sign up for #sdslschoollibs twitter challenge

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PD offered by SD Dept. of Education

Other Online PD For School Librarians