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This year's conference will have many opportunities for us to learn and work together. The theme this year is “100 Years of Ideas, Innovation & Inclusion”. There are many exciting sessions and keynotes scheduled to cover everything from technology to staffing transitions to advocacy. We look forward to seeing you in Chamberlain!

 Export to Your Calendar 9/27/2017 to 9/29/2017
When: Wednesday, September 27, 2017
12:15 AM
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Arrowwood Resort & Conference Center at Cedar Shore
1500 Shoreline Drive
Oacoma, South Dakota  57365
United States
Contact: SDLA

Online registration is available until: 9/15/2017
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Dear SDLA Conference Attendee, 

On behalf of the SDLA Executive Board and the Local Arrangements Committee, I invite you to join us at the SDLA Annual Conference on September 27-29, 2017.  We will be returning this year to one of South Dakota’s most beautiful and relaxing venues; the fabulous
Cedar Shore Resort in Chamberlain/Oacoma. The theme for the 2017 conference is “100 Years of Ideas, Innovation & Inclusion” and we are developing an exciting and out-of-the-ordinary program of events and workshops that will draw several hundred attendees. 

We are thrilled to announce that we will have several exiting keynotes and featured speakers. Patrick “P.C.” Sweeney of EveryLibrary will open the conference as keynote on September 27th, 2017. Shannon McClintock Miller, library leader and international speaker will provide the keynote address September 28th. Joining them are ACRL President Cheryl Middleton, authors Varian Johnson and Lee Ann Roripaugh (SD Poet Laureate), and motivational speakers Dr. Craig Howe of CAIRNS, Lawrence Diggs and Anne Dilenschneider. 28 additional local sessions will provide you the opportunity to hear about trends and innovations that affect libraries, now and in the future.  You’ll learn about new products and services while visiting vendor booths in the exhibit area and you’ll network with colleagues who share your passion for libraries! We have several fun activities planned, so please visit the SDLA 2017 Conference sitefor more details and to register.

About 2 of our Keynotes:
Headshot of P.C. Sweeney

Patrick “P.C.” Sweeney is a founding board member and political strategist for EveryLibrary, the nation’s first and only Political Action Committee for libraries, in addition to serving as the founder and Executive Director of the state ballot committee EveryLibrary California, and as the Administrative Librarian at the Sunnyvale Public Library. In 2015 he was named a Library Journal Mover & Shaker in the Advocates category.

Shannon Miller

Shannon McClintock Miller, a recognized and respected K-12 library leader, is the spokesperson for Future Ready Librarians and Project Connect. Miller previously served as the district teacher librarian at Van Meter Community School District in Iowa for eight years, and currently is an international speaker. 

Miller is the author of the blog, The Library Voice, and has more than 50,000 Twitter followers. She is currently writing two children’s books series with Cantata Learning. In 2014, she was named a Library Journal "Mover and Shaker," and in 2016 was named the winner of the "Making It Happen" award by ISTE.

I hope that you will join us to help make the 2017 Annual Conference one of the best ever!


Danielle De Jager-Loftus, Associate Professor
University of South Dakota, University Libraries

2017 SDLA President

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