Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Welcome Laura Kelly!

Meet the newest SDSL staff member!


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Laura Kelly is our new Children’s & Youth Services Coordinator replacing Jasmine Rockwell. Laura joins the staff at the State Library working to bring shared resources and support to South Dakota libraries.

Laura brings 10 years of experience as a teacher and school library media specialist—and a lot of enthusiasm! She is passionate about children and teen access to great literature and innovative programs.

Laura holds a library media credential along with a degree in elementary education from Dickinson State University (2008). She is an experienced educator in 21st century library trends and understands the importance of early literacy, children and youth physical and cognitive development.

Laura has recently relocated to Pierre with her children and husband, who works as the general manager at Gateway Ford Lincoln Toyota. During her downtime Laura likes to play golf, volleyball and attend book clubs with friends. Her greatest pleasure is spending time with family and friends.