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Training for Libraries and Education

Free School Trainings for Students and Teachers

The State Library training staff can travel to your school for classroom sessions. The training will focus on finding reliable information using the Online Library Resources, searching tips, and using citation tools. We can accommodate all grades levels and conduct several sessions in a single day.

For more information, please contact the North Dakota State Library at 1-800-472-2104 or


The North Dakota State Library offers online training that you can take from your computer. These webinars are live and interactive and last 45-60 minutes. Check the Webinars page for descriptions and registration.

In order to participate, you will need a computer with internet access, a headset or speakers, and a microphone. If you don't have a microphone, the chat feature may be used to ask questions.

Note: If the times, dates, or topics of the scheduled webinars do not meet your needs, please contact the North Dakota State Library at 800-472-2104 or, and a webinar can be scheduled anytime 8 am - 5 pm, Monday - Friday.

North Dakota State Library Renewal and Development Conference

Formerly the Spring Workshop, the goals of the Renewal and Development Conference are to provide opportunities to explore a variety of relevant library issues, build community among librarians, and enhance learning.

This year's conference will be held at the Baymont Inn & Suites in Mandan, ND on Monday and Tuesday April 17th & 18th, 2017.

Professional development credit for Library Media Specialists is available through Valley City State University. The cost for the credit is $50 and should be paid directly to the university.

The cost to attend the conference (in addition to the credit cost) is $55 for both days and $35 for one day. Registration is now open through our calendar. Check the State Library's Flickertale newsletter for more information on the Renewal and Development Conference.

Before the conference, please visit the Archived Spring Workshop Resources to view and download slideshows and resources from the individual workshops for previous years.

Questions? Contact the North Dakota State Library 1-800-472-2104 or

Research Methods Course for Professional Development Credit

The North Dakota State Library offers a Research Methods course for one professional development credit. The class is 15 hours long and lasts two days. The next class is July 6th & 7th, 2017 and will be held at the North Dakota State Library.

The course explores different types of research methods, library subscription databases, and internet search engines. The class will have practical applications that can be used in the classroom.

Credit for this course is available for Library Media Specialists from Valley City State University. Credit for teachers is available from Minot State University, the University of North Dakota, and North Dakota State University. The cost for the credit is $50.00, payable to the university granting the credit.

The class can also be taken for no credit, free of charge. If you are a new librarian, a library assistant, or just need a refresher, feel free to register.

Check this webpage for any updates on the course. The State Library's Flickertale newsletter will also have information about the class.

For more information, please contact the North Dakota State Library at 1-800-472-2104 or

Summer Summit

Summer Summit is an annual library management symposium conducted by State Library Development staff. Library directors, board members, and staff are encouraged to attend.

Archived Summer Summit Resources

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