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It's time to get ready for the 2017 South Dakota Library Association Legislative Day on February 16, 2017.


Here’s how!


Step 1) RSVP:


Step 2) Join us for a webinar on February 2 at 2 PM CST/1 PM MST with our lobbyist Erick Erickson who will be giving us some excellent information on how to talk with decision makers and getting your library message across.


Step 3) Review the platform approved by our SDLA board, available here:


Step 4) Check out the various ways that Libraries Transform, which is the theme for this year’s event in keeping with ALA’s advocacy movement. More information available at:


Step 5) Let your local legislators know you’ll be there and encourage them to join us for lunch. Contact information is available at


For more information on Legislative Day and SDLA Advocacy, visit

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Library Issues Committee chair Amber Wilde at




We hope to see many of you in Pierre!







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.



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