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Training for Libraries and Education


The North Dakota State Library offers monthly webinars that last about a 1/2 hour. Each month we explore a different topic useful to the library profession no matter if you are a public librarian, academic librarian, or school media specialist.

Check the Webinars page for the dates and descriptions of future webinars.

Note: In order to participate, you will need a computer with internet access and headphones or speakers. The chat feature will be used to ask questions.

If you have any questions, please contact the North Dakota State Library 1-800-472-2104 or

2021 Renewal and Development Conference

Information about Renewal and Development lives here on this website. The conference is generally held in early April each year. Check back in December or January to read of upcoming events.

For further information, please contact the North Dakota State Library at 1-800-472-2104 or Carmen Redding at or 701-328-4676.

Trustee Training

The State Library's 8-part Trustee Training series took place in February 2021. It covered a broad range of topics to assist board members in learning more about their role as a trustee and about libraries in general. Both new and veteran trustees can learn something valuable from these trainings.

Recordings of the webinars and additional resources can be found on the Public Library Board of Trustees LibGuide.

If you have questions regarding this training, please contact Abby Ebach at or 701-328-4680.

Research Methods Class

The two-day class called Research Methods is not being offered this summer. The State Library is in the process of revamping our Continuing Education opportunities. Look for the new professional development opportunity that we will roll out for school librarians in 2022.

If you have any questions, please contact Carmen at 701-328-4676 or

Summer Summit

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

For more information on previous summer summits, please refer to our newsletter, the Flickertale .

If you have any questions, please contact the North Dakota State Library at 1-800-472-2104 or

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