The annual School Libraries Data Digest provides a snapshot of statewide summary data from the SLS. School districts have access to the data for comparison across districts and over time.
One survey is filled out by each district/system. It is okay to project an estimate for survey questions, like circulation, that require a year-end total.
Data for all SD school districts/systems are available to school librarians and administrators through the survey portal or by contacting the SDSL Data Coordinator. We encourage you to use it for peer comparison, demonstrating need, and promoting the value of school libraries.
SDSL compiles annual reports of public and school library statistics that can be used as talking points with citizens, commissioners, legislators, school boards, etc. Paper copies of the Data Digests are mailed every year to public libraries and school districts/systems.