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Library Development

The mission of the Library Development Department is to empower librarians to strengthen their communities. Library Development staff work to accomplish this through consultation services, training, resource development, and by meeting with library workers on site to assist them where and when they need it.

Library Policy Templates

Library policies set out the rules and regulations that guide patron and staff behavior in the library. They mitigate liability and safeguard community investment in the library. To be effective, library policies should be up to date, board approved, publicly available, and familiar to all staff.

Strategic Planning

Your Library Development Specialist will work with you and your board to help plan for your library's future. We created and gathered together these Strategic Planning resources to help guide you through the process.

Web Design for Public Libraries

The State Library will design and publish a basic website for your library. You will be able to post news and updates to your site. To apply, please complete and submit the Public Library Website Design Application.

Contact your Library Development Specialist to Schedule a Visit

Abby Ebach ( represents: Adams County Library (Hettinger), Beulah Public Library, Bowbells Public Library, Bowman Regional Public Library, Dickinson Area Public Library, Divide County Public Library (Crosby), Elgin Public Library, Garrison Public Library, Glen Ullin Public Library, Golden Valley County Library (Beach), Hazen Public Library, Hebron Public Library, Killdeer Public Library, Max Community Library, McKenzie County Public Library (Watford City), McLean-Mercer Regional Library (Riverdale), Mohall Public Library, Morton Mandan Public Library, Mott Public Library, New England Public Library, New Town City Library, Parshall Public Library, Sherwood Public Library, Sioux County Library (Fort Yates), Stanley Public Library, Stanton Public Library, Tioga Community Library, Turtle Lake Public Library, Underwood Public Library, Ward County Public Library (Kenmare and Minot), Washburn Public Library, Williston Community Library

Trevor Martinson ( represents: Adams Mini Library, Aneta Public Library, Bernice Ferguson Community Library (Michigan), Bottineau County Public Library, Cando Community Library, Carnegie Regional Library (Grafton), Carrington City Library, Cavalier County Library (Langdon), Cavalier Public Library, Drake-Anamoose High School & Public Library, Eddy-New Rockford Public Library, Edna Ralston Public Library (Larimore), Griggs County Public Library (Cooperstown), Harvey Public Library, Heart of America Library (Rugby), Lake Region Public Library (Devils Lake), Lakota City Library, Leeds Public Library, Maddock Community Library, Mayville Public Library, McVille Community Library, Northwood City Library, Park River School & Public Library, Pembina School & City Library, Rolette City Library, Rolla Public Library, Velva School & Public Library, Walhalla Public Library

Carmen Redding ( represents: All school libraries

Mary Soucie ( represents: Bismarck Veterans Memorial Public Library, Fargo Public Library, Grand Forks Public Library, Minot Public Library, West Fargo Public Library

Eric Stroshane ( represents: Ashley Public Library, Casselton Public Library, Edgeley Public Library, Ellendale Public Library, Enderlin Municipal Library, Forman Public Library, Hankinson Public Library, Harry L. Petrie Public Library (Linton), James River Valley Library System (Jamestown), Kidder County Public Library (Steele), Kindred Public Library, LaMoure School & Public Library, Leach Public Library (Wahpeton), Lidgerwood City Library, Lisbon Public Library, Margaret Fraase Public Library (Buffalo), Oakes School & Public Library, Satre Memorial Milnor School Library, Valley City Barnes County Public Library, Wishek School & Public Library

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Mary J. Soucie, State Librarian
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