About the South Dakota State Library
The South Dakota State Library is a part of the South Dakota Department of Education.
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The South Dakota State Library provides leadership for innovation and excellence in libraries and services to state government.
Divisions of the South Dakota State Library:
Administers the purchasing and processing of library materials, circulation of library materials, interlibrary loan of library materials, and stack maintenance. In addition Access Services administers the Braille and Talking Book Library.
Provides equal access to print materials in a format acceptable to all citizens of South Dakota who cannot read standard print.
Assists users by providing access to library materials through efficient, on-going bookstacks management and effective circulation procedures. Interlibrary Loan facilitates access to materials not owned by the South Dakota State Library.
Develops online content and digitization of state publications and statistical reports. Maintains the Online State Publications (CONTENTdm Digital Collections) which includes State Agency documents, Libraries of South Dakota (photo gallery), and vertical files.
Provides assistance to South Dakota libraries. Includes Children and Youth Services, Electronic Resources, and Continuing Education.
Provides assistance to South Dakota State Employees and South Dakota libraries by finding books, articles and other resources for research. In addition, training is provided to state agencies highlighting State Library services and resources.
Responsible for obtaining items and providing the logical organization and arrangement of materials within the collections of the South Dakota State Library for the benefit of the information needs of state employees, librarians, and staff.
IMLS/ Federal Programs
The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) is the primary source of federal support for the nationâ€™s 123,000 libraries (link is external) and 35,000 museums. Our mission is to inspire libraries and museums to advance innovation, lifelong learning, and cultural and civic engagement. Our grant making, policy development, and research help libraries and museums deliver valuable services that make it possible for communities and individuals to thrive.
Adminstrative Rules: Article 24:30 , State Library.
Codified Laws: Chapter 14-1 , State Library Office.
Codified Laws: Chapter 14-1A , State Publications Library Distribution Center.
Map to the South Dakota State Library
Five librarians graduate from Library Training Institute
posted Friday, June 24, 2016
State Library Board
September 28, 2016, Watertown
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