This was our second stop on our tour of Eastern South Dakota Libraries. The Main Library within Siouxland public library system is undergoing construction at the moment. The administrative staff and technical services staff are all temporarily housed in the old health department building across the street from the Main Library.
We met with technical services staff Donna Cranmer, Vicki Biggerstaff, and Jody Fick. They pointed out that when they moved to their temporary location, they had to make immediate adjustments to their cataloging workflow. And, this got them really thinking about what they could change when they move into the new technical services space at the Main Library.
After the meeting, Vicki and Donna took us on a tour of their temporary space. We noticed that each office has a sink as they used to be exam rooms! They walked us over to the Main Library and showed us the torn down section of the building and where all the departments would be relocated once the project was finished (sometime in the next 2 years). There’s a great section on their Web site that tracks the construction as it happens.
We look forward to visiting again to see the new Main Library!
Siouxland Main Library construction, shot from the top of a nearby parking ramp
Siouxland staff recommended that we have lunch at the Falls Cafe, which had an excellent view of the waterfalls.