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Library Outreach/ LSTA | Training Opportunities | Library Training Institute

Library Training Institute 2016

library training institute

Coordinated by the South Dakota State Library, the Library Training Institute is a four-year program of continuing education for South Dakota-based library practitioners, support staff and trustees of small public libraries. No prior formal library science education, or previous college attendance, is required to attend.

Spend a week in the dorms and get to know your fellow library professionals from all over the state.

Reference & Collection Development

June 5-10
Madison, SD

About Institute

Institute participants can start the program at any point in the curriculum, but must complete the four components in seven (7) years. Institute instructors provide in-depth classes in: the foundations of public library service; public library administration; services to the public; collections; cataloging and metadata; and technology. Students earn college credit from Dakota State University, and after completion, are recognized as certified library practitioners.

If you have any questions contact Kathleen Slocum at the South Dakota State Library. You can email her (Email Link ) or 605-773-8438 or 1-800-423-6665.

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The Library Training Institute is funded in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

The character of "Madam Bookworm" 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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Short Takes

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The South Dakota State Library is excited to share with all South Dakota public libraries access to "Short Takes for Trustees" a series of 10 short videos for you and your Trustees to view through March, 2016.

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