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State Library recognizes 21st Century School Libraries





FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, May 25, 2018

CONTACT: Mary Stadick Smith, South Dakota Department of Education, 605-773-7228, mary.stadicksmith@state.sd.us or

Ruth Raveling, South Dakota Department of Education, 605-773-2593, ruth.raveling@state.sd.us

 

State Library recognizes 21st Century School Libraries

 

PIERRE, S.D. – Fifteen school libraries have received the 21st Century School Library Award for 2018. The 21st Century School Library Award recognizes school libraries as Effective, Enhanced or Exemplary, based on performance in three areas: place, which refers to the learning environment (both physical and online), programming and the professional.

 

Applicants conduct a self-assessment and provide evidence of their ability to meet South Dakota's guidelines for school libraries. Award status is valid for a three-year period. 

 

Representatives of the selected libraries will be honored at the annual Systems Change Conference Oct. 19 in Sioux Falls.

 

School library

Award status

Librarian

Administrator(s)

Brookings High School

Exemplary

Jean Kirschenman

Paul Von Fischer

Explorer Elementary (Harrisburg)

Enhanced

Amy DeNomme

Doug Eppard

Journey Elementary (Harrisburg)

Exemplary

Elizabeth Wells

Rob Sylliaasen

Huron High School

Effective

Rachel Kary

Mike Radke

T.F. Riggs High School (Pierre)

Enhanced

Pam Kringel

Kevin Mutchelknaus

Knollwood Heights Elementary (Rapid City)

Effective

Tracy Benson

Shannon Schaefers

Discovery Elementary (Sioux Falls)

Exemplary

Sharlene Lien

Lois Running

Harvey Dunn Elementary (Sioux Falls)

Effective

Amy Heinert

Patti Pannell

Lincoln High School (Sioux Falls)

Exemplary

Mary Peters

Robert Grimm

Memorial Middle School (Sioux Falls)

Exemplary

Laura Allard

Nancy Hagen

Oscar Howe Elementary (Sioux Falls)

Exemplary

Emily Blackwelder

Larry Larsen

Patrick Henry Middle School (Sioux Falls)

Enhanced

Wendy Nelson

Kim Sharping

Roosevelt High School (Sioux Falls)

Exemplary

Jeanne Conner

Tim Hazlett

Washington High School (Sioux Falls)

Exemplary

Kerri Smith

Dan Conrad

Spearfish High School

Exemplary

Emily Benvenga

Steve Morford

 

Find more information on the State Library’s 21st Century School Library Award webpage.

 

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