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State Library recognizes 21st Century School Libraries





FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, May 27, 2021

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. – The South Dakota State Library has announced the 2021 recipients of the 21st Century School Library Award. 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. 

 

School library

Award status

Librarian

Administrator(s)

Belle Fourche Middle School Library

Exemplary

Karen Schlekeway

Kevin Smidt

Brookings High School Library

Exemplary

Jean Kirschenman

Paul vonFischer

Explorer Elementary School Library (Harrisburg)

Enhanced

Amy DeNomme

Douglas Eppard

Flandreau Middle/High School Library

Exemplary

Lori Williams

Brian Relf, Nichole Herzog

Freedom Elementary School Library (Harrisburg)

Enhanced

Tyler Muth

Tanja Pederson

Huron High School Library

Enhanced

Rachel Kary

Mike Radke, Linda Pietz

Lincoln High School Library (Sioux Falls)

Exemplary

Mary Peters

Dr. Laura Raeder

Patrick Henry Middle School Library (Sioux Falls)

Exemplary

Wendy Nelson

Kim Sharping

Roosevelt High School Library (Sioux Falls)

Exemplary

Michelle Clayberg

Tim Hazlett

Spearfish High School Library

Exemplary

Emily Benvenga

Steve Morford

T.F. Riggs High School Library (Pierre)

Exemplary

Pamela Kringel

Kevin Mutchelknaus

Washington High School Library (Sioux Falls)

Exemplary

Kerri Smith

Kari Papke

Watertown High School Library

Exemplary

Kris O’Brien

Brad Brandsrud

 

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

 

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