State Library Recognizes 21st Century School Libraries
South Dakota Ag Connection - 06/19/2017
Nine school libraries have received the 21st Century School Library Award for 2017. 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. 20 in Rapid City.
Award recipients are:
- Douglas Middle School: Exemplary; Librarian Melissa Hubbell; Administrator Dan Baldwin
- Douglas High School: Exemplary; Librarian Kimberly Darata; Administrator Bud Gusso
- Harrisburg South Middle School: Exemplary; Librarian Kristi Jones; Administrator Darren Ellwein