School Library Standards Process

The South Dakota Standards revision process and timeline is adopted by the State Board of Education for review of standards in all contents. This review process allows stakeholders to review current standards and make adjustments to the standards on a 5-7 year rotation. Review teams consist of representatives from k-12, special education, post-secondary, administration, instructional coach/curriculum director, parents or business and industry.

Proposed School Library Standards
Proposed School Library Standards
Public Comment Feedback Survey
School Library Standards Review Meetings
June 17 & 18 (in-person)
Pierre- MacKay Building/Library Commons
Meeting Notes
Throughout the 2017-18 school year (digital and in-person)
West River and East River locations
Meeting Notes
Documents Used in the Standards Review Process
Quality Standards Checklist
Standards Review Process
Standards Revision and Adoption Timeline
Four Public Hearings
Approved by BOES
Capacity Building
Teach to Standards
School Library
Spring 2019
Local Assessments
Current School Library Standards
Current School Library Standards

Work Group Members
Elementary (K-5)
Jen Anderson Sioux Falls Teacher-librarian
Korey Erickson Sioux Falls Teacher-Librarian (LEAD)
Sharlene Lien Sioux Falls Teacher-Librarian
Angela Ostrander Faith Public/School Librarian
Middle School (6-8)
JoAnn Butts Watertown Teacher-Librarian (LEAD)
Melissa Hubbell Box Elder Teacher-Librarian
Shelley Rath Rapid City Teacher-Librarian
Kjerstin Smith Sioux Falls Teacher-Librarian
High School (9-12)
Emily Benvenga Spearfish Teacher-Librarian
Kimberly Darata Box Elder Teacher-Librarian (LEAD)
Mary G. Johnson Sioux Falls Teacher-Librarian
Jenelle Kirchoff Rapid City Teacher-Librarian
Jean Kirschenman Brookings Teacher-Librarian
Alissa Adams SD State Library, SD Department of Education Project Lead