The SD State Library is pleased to introduce two new staff members that started with us on May 24th.
Kate Kosior is the new Braille & Talking Book Department Manager. Contact her at Kate.Kosior@state.sd.us
Kate recently moved to SD from her native NY. A fan of lifelong learning, she holds degrees in international studies, rehabilitation of the blind, and library and information science. For the past three years, she has served as the director of a small library in New York State, and prior to that worked in the fields of foreign exchange, foster care, and blindness. She is engaged to Greg, has a daughter, Leah, and four cats. Kate is a third generation librarian, following in the footsteps of her great aunt, and her aunt (her niece is destined to become a librarian!).
Cheyenne Chontos is the new Library Technology Coordinator. This is a brand new position at SDSL. Contact her at Cheyenne.Chontos@state.sd.us
Cheyenne will work with public libraries across the state to introduce and implement new and useful technologies to improve library services throughout the state, actively pursue solutions that can be applied to technology-related issues, and create library technology plans for long-term sustainability. She is receiving her MLS from Emporia State University and will be completing that program in August 2021. Before working at the State Library, Cheyenne worked with a consulting firm on grant writing, strategic planning, and evaluations. Cheyenne will work remotely from Sioux Falls.
Welcome Kate and Cheyenne!