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Public Libraries (Library Development) | School Libraries | 21st Century School Library Awardees

21st Century School Library Awards

The South Dakota State Library, a division of the Department of Education, formally and annually recognizes schools with libraries that meet the characteristics of a 21st Century school library through its program, place, and professional. Awards recognize the status of the library as Effective, Enhanced, or Exemplary based on the South Dakota School Library Guidelines.

To apply for the award complete the following steps:

  • Online Submission: Complete the self-assessment tool on pages 1-5 of the 21st Century School Library Self-Assessment 20 first century school library self assessment form in pdf format. (updated 4/29/14)
  • Providing Consent: Complete the permission information on page 6 of the 21st Century School Library Self-Assessment 20 first century school library self assessment form in pdf format. Save the completed PDF and send it as a email attachment to Joan Upell Email Joan Upell. (updated 4/29/14)
  • Emailing Supporting Evidence: In a separate email attach at least one form of evidence and a clear explanation for each of the following areas: Place, Professional, and Program. All submissions must be in electronic format. Evidence includes, but is not limited to: video, photo, link, website, lesson plan, etc. The supporting explanation may be incorporated into the evidence using a tool such as PowerPoint, or may be a separate list or paragraph describing the connection of the evidence to the Place, Professional, or Program. Please address the supporting evidence and explanation to the attention of: Joan Upell, School Library Coordinator, Email Joan Upell

Applications are accepted March 1 through May 1 of each year. The South Dakota State Library 21st Century School Library Committee, comprised of SDSL staff, a representative from DOE, and three previous year awardees, reviews all applications. Award announcements are made in early September. Awardees are recognized at the Systems Change Conference in October of each year. Award status is valid for a two-year period.

For further inquiries and technical assistance, please contact Joan Upell Email Joan Upell or Marta Stirling Email Marta Stirling at 800/423-6665


2013 21st Century School Library Awardees

AWARD LEVEL SCHOOL LIBRARY LIBRARIAN SCHOOL ADMINISTRATOR

Exemplary

Brookings High School

Jean Kirschenman

Paul vonFischer

Harrisburg High School

Emily Olson

Kevin Lein

Harrisburg Journey Elementary School

Kristi Jones

Micy Highstreet

RCAS Horace Mann Elementary School

Jeff Cosier

Scott Phares

SFP Lincoln High School

Mary Peters

Val Fox

SFP Memorial Middle School

Laura Allard

Carrie Aaron

SFP Roosevelt High School

Jeanne Conner

Tim Hazlett

SFP Washington High School

Kerri Smith

James Nold

Watertown High School

Jean Moulton

Michael Butts


Enhanced

Brookings Mickelson Middle School

Kris Leite

Melinda Jensen

Douglas Middle School

Mavis Schipman

Dan Baldwin

Harrisburg Explorer Elementary School

Amy DeNomme

Mike Munzke

Huron High School

Dawn Coughlin

Demitria Moon

Newell School

Gwendolyn Kitzan

Blake Dahlberg

SFP Discovery Elementary School

Sharlene Lien

Lois Running

SFP Patrick Henry Middle School

Wendy Nelson

Darryl Walker


Effective

Agar Blunt Onida-Sully Library

Jackie Aspelin

Kevin Pickner

Meade Co. Sturgis Brown High School

Alissa Adams

Jeff Simmons

RCAS South Park Elementary School

Melissa Thibault

Rod Haugen

RCCSS St. Elizabeth Seton Elem. School

Melissa Hubbell

Barb Honeycutt




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