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Library Outreach/ LSTA | Training Opportunities | School Library Boot Camp

major bookman imageBoot Camp 2017:

The sixth annual School Library Boot Camp 2017 will be held July 17-20, 2017 at the South Dakota State Library in Pierre.

Boot Camp is a two credit Black Hills State University course and may be taken at either the undergraduate or graduate level. All educators are welcome - librarians, classroom teachers, technology integrationists, paraprofessionals, administrators, etc.

All hotel reservations and costs, as well as meals and transportation costs are the responsibility of the individual student. A group rate has been arranged at the Ramkota Hotel (605/224-6877) for $70 single per night or $89.99 double plus tax. (Code: SD State Library Boot Camp) However, students may make any other lodging arrangements of their choice. Scholarships are available for tuition costs. Some evening hours are required.

Some evening hours are required. Students will need to bring a tablet or laptop and wifi will be provided.

Course Schedule:




Monday 7/17

1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Snack provided

Tuesday 7/18

9:00 am - 8:00 pm

Lunch 12-1 on your own/
Dinner provided

Wednesday 7/19

8:00 am - 7:00 pm

Lunch 12-1 on your own

Thursday 7/20

8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Snack provided


Contact Alissa Adams, email Email Alissa Adams, or Kathleen Slocum, email Email Kathleen Slocum.

The character of "Major Bookman" was created by artist Michael McGourty for the South Dakota State Library. Please respect our arrangement and do not reuse or alter the artwork for your own needs.

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605-773-3131, Option 5, 2

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School Library Technology Coordinator
605-773-3131, Option 5, 3

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