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April 2020  

  Complete School Library Survey by May 15

The South Dakota State Library has opened the annual school library survey to collect data for the 2019-20 school year. Each district is asked to submit one survey per district rather than one survey per library.

The survey is available online through May 15. Superintendents should have received notification of survey access details via email on March 2.

The State Library is charged with collecting annual data from the state’s school libraries (14-1-44 (6) Execution of State Library Policy).

The State Library will compile survey data and report back to superintendents in fall 2020, so that districts can use the data to inform decision-making and planning. Previous data digests are available on the State Library's website.

Research shows that effective school libraries result in higher student achievement, which can be measured by improved reading scores. Effective school libraries have a high quality program, place, and professional who collaborates with and supports all content areas in delivering curriculum and meeting state content standards.

Questions? Email Alissa Adams or call 605-295-3152.

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