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:
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.
2022-2023 Electronic Resources Task Force
|Co-Chair||Kim Bonen, SDSL Digital Resources Coordinator|
|Co-Chair||Nina Mentzel, SDSL Metadata Librarian|
|Large Public Library||Justin Stevenson, 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|