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South Dakota State Library Services

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

Library Media Endorsement

Certified teachers in South Dakota can become endorsed in library media in one of two ways:


(completion of coursework from an accredited university)
 -or- via PRAXIS TEST

(pass Library Media Praxis test with a score of at least 152)



ExCITE! (formerly School Library Boot Camp) is an annual training opportunity for all types of educators - teacher-librarians, para-professionals, classroom teachers, reading specialists, and administrators. ExCITE! 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 SD DOE library media endorsement. ExCITE! is a hybrid course containing both face-to-face and online instruction.

Contact Alissa Adams, School Library Technology Coordinator, SDSL