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The South Dakota Library Association (SDLA) is a statewide organization representing libraries, library employees, library trustees, and library supporters. SDLA provides leadership and educational opportunities, and supports its members in meeting the challenges of providing quality library service to all South Dakotans. Bookmark us at


Call for program proposals

The SDLA 2017 Conference committee is now seeking proposals for the 2017 conference to be held in Chamberlain September 27-29. This year's theme is "100 Years of Ideas, Innovation & Inclusion" and we need help from the library community.

Do you have an area of expertise to share with other librarians? Or just an idea for a program that you would love to attend at conference? Let us know here.

Deadline for submissions is 4/1/2017.


The new issue of Book Marks is available!

Click here to read about:

  • Library Legislative Day in Pierre
  • Letters from SDLA officers
  • New displays, programs, and services available in SD libraries
  • The Inside Story on the history of dictionaries


 SDLA thanks all the librarians, support staff, and trustees who came to Pierre to participate in this year's Legislative Day.










WHAT IS THE SCHOOL LIBRARY EDCAMP SD? A free professional development event sponsored jointly by the South Dakota Library Association (SDLA) and the South Dakota State Library (SDSL).

The SD Library Association wants to increase membership, especially among school librarians. If you see value in your membership and work with people who are new to the state or the profession, please tell them about your experiences with SDLA.



The deadline for submitting articles and updates to the SDLA newsletter, Book Marks, is January 23. Please send submissions or ideas for future articles to
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