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Mitchell, Freeman libraries accredited by South Dakota Library

Two area public libraries were among 10 accredited by the State Library in 2017. Both the Freeman Public Library and Mitchell Public Library were accredited as essential libraries recently at the Capitol rotunda, as part of the annual South Dakot...

Front row (l to r): Jackie Hess, Mitchell Public Library director; Angela Ostrander, Faith Public/School Library director; Daria Bossman, state librarian. Back row (l to r): Daniel Burniston, Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library director; Amber Wilde, Grace Balloch Memorial Library director; Cindy Girard, Hill City Public Library director; Laurinda Tapper, Rapid City Public Library outreach and programming coordinator.
Front row (l to r): Jackie Hess, Mitchell Public Library director; Angela Ostrander, Faith Public/School Library director; Daria Bossman, state librarian. Back row (l to r): Daniel Burniston, Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library director; Amber Wilde, Grace Balloch Memorial Library director; Cindy Girard, Hill City Public Library director; Laurinda Tapper, Rapid City Public Library outreach and programming coordinator.

Two area public libraries were among 10 accredited by the State Library in 2017.

Both the Freeman Public Library and Mitchell Public Library were accredited as essential libraries recently at the Capitol rotunda, as part of the annual South Dakota Library Association Legislative Day.

Public libraries are accredited at one of three levels: essential, enhanced or exemplary, and are evaluated in the areas of governance, administration, access, funding, staffing, technology, public relations and collections and resources.

Requirements to be accredited as an essential library include providing internet access, access to online resources, presentable facilities that meet accessibility requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and primary funding from the city, county or other political subdivisions, and more.

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