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South Dakota State Library Services

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

Electronic Resources Task Force


The Electronic Resources Task Force's (ERTF) mission is to review, evaluate, and formulate recommendations for electronic resources for the South Dakota State Library based upon the needs of all parties. The Task Force (ERTF) works with selected members of the State Library staff to review and select electronic resources for statewide access. The ERTF was formed at the South Dakota State Library Board’s recommendation in May 2006.  This task force is active during electronic resources trial years, review times, and other circumstances as determined by the State Librarian.

How are potential purchases identified?

Resources are identified through suggestions form libraries over time plus prior to a trial year; suggestions are gathered via survey from all types of libraries around the state. The Electronic Resources Task Force selects resources to trial, encourages their colleagues to participate and comment on the trial resources, reviews the trial results and recommends their top choices for purchase. Once the task force recommendations are done, they are taken to the State Library board to review the recommendations and approve additions based on funding availability. At the state level, the Department of Education also needs to approve. 

Click the following link to see the South Dakota State Library Collection Development Policy:

SDSL Collection Development Policy

Providing these resources does not constitute endorsement of content found herein.


The South Dakota Electronic Resources Task Force will consist of at least six appointed members: (1) one from a large public library, (2) a smaller public library, (3) a school library, (4) a SD Board of Regents academic library, (5) a non-regental academic library, and (6) a member from a non-library state government agency. Members will serve two-year terms. The South Dakota State Library’s Digital Resources Librarian, will also serve as chair or co-chair of the Task Force. 

2021 - 2022 Electronic Resources Task Force

Co-Chair Kim Bonen, SDSL Digital Resources Coordinator
Co-Chair Nina Mentzel, SDSL Metadata Librarian
Large Public Library Alysia Boysen, Siouxland Libraries
Medium Public Library Amber Wilde, Spearfish Public Library
Small Public Library Sarah Jones-Lutter, Redfield Carnegie Library
School Library  Carla Clark, Aberdeen School District
School Library  Scottie Bruch, SDSL School Library Technology Coordinator
BIE/Tribal Schools Valerie Janis, Woksape Tipi - Oglala Lakota College
Private Academic Krista Ohrtman, Mikkelsen Library - Augustana College
Regent Academic Michael Biondo, Hilton M. Briggs Library, SDSU
State Govt. Agency John Anderson, SD Department of Labor


Kim Bonen, Digital Resources Coordinator

(605) 295-3174 (direct) or (605) 773-3131 (Option 5, 3)

Nina Mentzel, Metadata Librarian

(605) 280-6911 (direct) or (605) 773-3131