Applicants conduct a self-assessment and provide evidence of their ability to meet South Dakota's guidelines for school libraries. Award status is valid for a three-year period.
Representatives of the selected libraries will be honored at the annual Systems Change Conference Oct. 19 in Sioux Falls.
|SCHOOL LIBRARY||AWARD STATUS||LIBRARIAN||ADMINISTRATOR(S)|
|Brookings High School Library, Brookings||Exemplary||Jean Kirschenman||Dr. Paul vonFischer|
|Explorer Elementary Library, Harrisburg||Enhanced||Amy DeNomme||Doug Eppard|
|Journey Elementary Library, Harrisburg||Exemplary||Elizabeth Wells||Rob Sylliassen|
|Huron High School||Effective||Rachel Kary||Mike Radke|
|T.F. Riggs High School Library, Pierre||Enhanced||Pam C. Kringel||Kevin Mutchelknaus|
|Knollwood Heights Elementary, Rapid City||Effective||Tracy Benson||Shannon Schaefers|
|Discovery Elementary Library, Sioux Falls||Exemplary||Sharlene Lien||Lois Running|
|Harvey Dunn Elementary, Sioux Falls||Effective||Amy Heinert||Patti Pannell|
|Lincoln High School Library, Sioux Falls||Exemplary||Mary Peters||Robert Grimm|
|Memorial Middle School Library, Sioux Falls||Exemplary||Laura Allard||Nancy Hagen|
|Oscar Howe Elementary Library, Sioux Falls||Exemplary||Emily Blackwelder||Larry Larsen|
|Patrick Henry Middle School Library, Sioux Falls||Enhanced||Wendy Nelson||Kim Sharping|
|Roosevelt High School Library, Sioux Falls||Exemplary||Jeanne Conner||Tim Hazlett|
|Washington High School Library, Sioux Falls||Exemplary||Kerri Smith||Dan Conrad|
|Spearfish High School Library, Spearfish||Exemplary||Emily Benvenga||Steve Morford|
Find more information on the State Library's 21st Century School Library Award webpage.