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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


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Legislative Day : January 20, 2015 Capitol Rotunda Pierre, SD


Please join the South Dakota Library Association in Pierre on January 20, 2016 for Legislative Day! This is our opportunity to talk to South Dakota‚Äôs legislators and decision makers about the issues that are important to South Dakota libraries. The SDLA Library Issues Committee is  planning a meet and greet luncheon with our legislators. Libraries are also invited to showcase library services and programs with a table display in the Capitol Rotunda. The Library Issues Committee will be sending out more information about Legislative Day through the SDLA listserv. Please contact Stephanie Bents at 605-367-8719 or for questions or suggestions.



Check out the new issue of Book Marks for Oct/Nov/Dec. Inside this issue: Letters from the new SDLA president, Kathy Wibbles and past president, Amber Wilde, SDLA election results, photos from the conference in Rapid City and news from libraries around the state and more!  

The deadline for articles or news for the next issue (Jan/Feb/Mar) is January 22.  If you have a successful and creative Holiday program-- take some snap shots and submit them to Book Marks.   Let us show off what is happening in your library! 


SDLA updates 

SDLA/ALA Partnership

The South Dakota Library Association and the American Library Association have partnered to offer a special joint membership option for students.  For only $38 a year, students can join both organizations and enjoy all the perks and benefits of belonging to both a state and national professional organization! This is a great deal-- if you know any students in Library School please pass on the word!



Amazon Smile

Do you shop on Amazon for yourself or for your library? If you make your purchases on AmazonSmile, you can donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to The South Dakota Library Association!

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A reminder: SDLA is looking for one person to fill a term for the Public Relations committee.  This term expires in 2017.  If you are interested, please contact SDLA President Kathy Wibbels.





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