Schrupp Recognized by South Dakota Library Association
Rawlins Library Director, Robin Schrupp, was recently recognized by the South Dakota Library Association for going the extra mile to increase her knowledge of library operations and improve library services in Pierre. For her efforts, Schrupp was recognized with a renewal certificate as a Grade I Librarian.
To achieve that level of certification, librarians must hold a Master’s Degree in Library Science from an accredited institution and complete 30 hours of continuing education within the three year certification period.
“The library world is changing rapidly, especially in the area of technology and digital resources, and it is our responsibility to keep up with those trends,” said Schrupp. “That’s why all Rawlins Library staff is encouraged to pursue continuing education opportunities.”
“Robin continues to demonstrate her dedication to improving the services offered at Rawlins Library,” said Pierre Mayor, Steve Harding. “The community really is lucky to have such a professional and committed library director.”
Pierre Rawlins Library’s service area includes Pierre, Fort Pierre and Hughes and Stanley Counties.
The South Dakota Library Association’s certification process is a voluntary and not required of librarians in South Dakota. The program's goals are to help library directors and staff acquire, maintain and develop skills through continuing education in order to provide better library service to their communities. Through this program, the State Library acknowledges public library directors and staff who update their knowledge and skills on a continuing basis. Further information about the certification process can be found at library.sd.gov.