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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.

Free School Tours and Trainings

The State Library is open for tours! We provide free tours to school groups and we are located right on the capitol grounds. If you're coming to the capitol and/or the Heritage Center, let us know and we can arrange a tour date and time with you as well.

In addition to tours, the Continuing Education Coordinator can travel to your school for professional development days. We will speak to the school staff and administration on what the State Library has to offer to teachers and librarians for programming and/or research.

For more information or if you have any questions please contact the North Dakota State Library at 1-800-472-2104 or

Tutor ND Practice Classroom

This web interface allows librarians and educators to demonstrate how TutorND works without having to sign into a live tutoring session. It is great for in-class demonstrations when live tutoring is not available and for students to practice how to use it before they join a tutoring session.

Renewal and Development Conference

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.

The next Renewal and Development Conference is Monday and Tuesday, April 1st & 2nd, 2019.

Closer to the time of the conference a block of rooms will be announced for the Baymont Inn & Suites that are available at state rate.

Graduate Credit:
Every year we offer school library media specialists can get one graduate credit from Valley City State University. VCSU charges $50 for the credit and you have to register for it separately.

Previous Conferences:
Please visit the Archived Renewal and Development Resources to view and download slideshows and resources from the individual workshops for this year and previous years.

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

Research Methods Class

The North Dakota State Library offers a two day course for one professional development credit. 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.

If you are a new librarian, a library assistant, a teacher, or just need a refresher, this is the class for you.

Check the State Library's Flickertale newsletter prior to the class for more information.

Summer Summit

Summer Summit is an annual library management symposium conducted by the State Library Development staff. Library directors, board members, and staff are encouraged to attend. We hold this workshop in four different locations around the state and an announcement of the year's theme and dates is made in our newsletter, the Flickertale.

For more information on previous summer summits please refer to Archived Summer Summit Resources

If you have any questions on this year's workshop please contact the North Dakota State Library at 1-800-472-2104 or

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