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South Dakota State Library Services

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

Library Career Resources

SD Library Association Career Center

Mountain Plains Library Association Jobline

Colorado Jobline (also includes other states)

ALA Joblist

LITA Job Site


A great resource with job descriptions, interview questions and more from the ND State Library. 

Top 10 Reasons to Become a Librarian

Library Salaries Information

SD State Library School Librarian Interview Guide School Librarian Interview Guide

ALA Library Careers

ALA Career Resources

ALA Career Development Resource Guide

U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook

Job descriptions from South Dakota public libraries
Over 10,000 service area population
Under 10,000 service area population
South Dakota public library staff salaries

Sorted by service population and library budget.

General Library Programs

Western Dakota Tech - 1-year (undergraduate) diploma or a 2-year certificate program in Rapid City, SD.
  St. Catherine University;    SLM Program   in St. Paul, MN

School Library Media Programs


SD State Library Offerings

Public Library Institute - offered every summer for public librarians leading to an SD Certificate in Public Library Management after four years.
ExCITE! (formerly School Library Boot Camp) - offered annually for any South Dakota educator. Earn grad or undergrad credit through USF which may be applied to a library media minor and then on to endorsement via SD DOE. This course may be repeated. 



South Dakota Library Association Scholarships/Grants

Mountain Plains Library Association Grants

ALA Financial Assistance for Library & Information Studies

ALA Scholarship Program