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South Dakota State Library Services

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

Professional Development

Passionate Readers: Book StudyPassionate Readers book

This online course focused on Pernille Ripp's book titled Passionate Readers. Earn graduate or undergraduate college credit or CEU hours. Learn more!



An Introduction to the 2019 SD School Library Standards


This self-paced, online course introduces the new 2019 School Library Content Standards and helps guide school librarians and other educators in their professional practice. Earn graduate or undergraduate college credit or CEU hours. Learn more!



Diversity and the School Library
This self-paced, online course focuses on topics of diversity, equity, and inclusion in relation to the school library and the classroom. Earn graduate or undergraduate college credit or CEU hours. Learn more!


ExCITE! (formerly School Library Boot Camp)ExCITE!

This annual training opportunity is for all types of educators including librarians, teachers, specialists, para-professionals, administrators, coordinators. Boot Camp 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 endorsement. Boot Camp is a hybrid course consisting of face-to-face and online learning.

LSTA federal funding through the Institute of Museum and Library Services provides speakers, resources, and full-tuition scholarships for attendees. All travel costs are the responsibility of the student. Learn more!


#sdslschoollibs Twitter Challenge 

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an online course from the LEARN & LEAD Series from SDSL School Libraries

This on-demand, self-paced course challenges school librarians to dive into the world of Twitter. Make your way through 20 tasks designed to develop the habit of using Twitter for professional purposes. You'll customize your professional Twitter account, explore features, and connect with colleagues. Earn CEU hours. Learn more!


SD School Library EdCamp
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SD School Library EdCamp is the only 'unconference' conference just for South Dakota school librarians. This face-to-face event is hosted simultaneously on both sides of the state. This free participant-driven educational opportunity is sponsored jointly by the South Dakota Library Association (SDLA) and the South Dakota State Library (SDSL). Learn more about EdCamp!

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The South Dakota Library Association (SDLA) is a statewide organization representing all types of libraries. The association provides leadership and educational opportunities for its members. Each fall SDLA holds its annual conference with educational training sessions, keynotes, and events. Learn more about SDLA.


More Learning Opportunities

Contact Alissa Adams, School Library Technology Coordinator, SDSL