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Earn College Credit while attending Conference

The University of Sioux Falls has once again made it possible for librarians to earn graduate or undergraduate credit for attending the SDLA annual conference.


To register  go directly to and search for the “SDLA” and the approved South Dakota State Library courses will be displayed.   Payment must be made by e-check, credit or debit card.


For those registering by check or cash, participants can download the off-campus registration form from (found under Policies & Information) and submit to Kathleen Slocum at the Conference.  


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Section EDU 548Q.1 (graduate)  $ 45

Section EDU 198C.1 (undergraduate) $45

     If you have any questions, contact  Kathleen Slocum at the State Library.





Registration is open for the 2016 SDLA conference

at the Watertown Event Center Sept. 28-30.

Visit our conference page for more information.

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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