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State Library recognizes 21st Century School Libraries





FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, June 3, 2019

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. – Thirteen school libraries have received the 21st Century School Library Award for 2019. 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 in October in Oacoma.

School library

Award status

Librarian

Administrator(s)

Aberdeen Central High School

Exemplary

Mikayla Arechigo

Dr. Jason Uttermark

Alcester-Hudson Elementary

Exemplary

Nola Conner

Tim Rhead

Alcester-Hudson Jr./High School

Exemplary

Nola Conner

LeeAnn Haisch

Creekside Elementary (Spearfish)

Exemplary

Sheleen Bauer

Dan Olson

Dakota Valley Upper Elementary, Middle School and High School

Enhanced

Erin Nilges

 Harlan Halverson, Erik Sommervold, Dr. Jerry Rasmussen

Georgia Morse Middle School (Pierre)

Exemplary

 Renae Lehman

Dr. Kyley Cumbow, Brandon Lowery

Harrisburg High School

Exemplary

Eve Langerock

Ryan Rollinger

Lennox Jr./High School

Enhanced

Michael Larson

Chad Allison

R.F. Pettigrew Elementary (Sioux Falls)

Enhanced

Nicole Ulvestad

Kevin Dick

Sonia Sotomayor Elementary (Sioux Falls)

Enhanced

Jenni Egstad

Tracy Vik

Stagebarn Middle School (Piedmont)

Exemplary

Scottie Bruch

Dave Olson

Sturgis Brown High School

Enhanced

Scottie Bruch

Pete Wilson

Sturgis Williams Middle School

Exemplary

Scottie Bruch

Chad Hedderman

 

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

 

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