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.
Our Training Coordinator provides sessions in schools and classrooms focusing on finding reliable information in library databases, search tips, and citation tools. He also conducts free webinars to instruct library workers in the use of our state’s online library resources.
Our Digital Initiatives Coordinator works to share expertise in collecting, creating, and preserving digital copies of material relating to North Dakota’s cultural heritage and governance.
We spend a lot of time traveling around the state, visiting with librarians, library staff, and board members. We want to do everything we can to help them grow their library services and position their library as a cornerstone of their community. Life on the road is always an adventure. We hope to share our experiences and observations, and spread the word about the many great things that are happening in North Dakota’s vibrant and growing libraries. Check in with us frequently to see what the Library Development team, and your friends and colleagues in libraries across the state are up to!
The purpose of this blog is to provide a forum to facilitate the sharing of ideas, opinions, and information about library-related issues among the North Dakota library community. To further this purpose, comments are welcome, encouraged, and open to all. All comments are moderated by the blog managers, who may exercise the discretion at any time to delete comments they determine to be inappropriate, off-topic, uncivil, or spam.
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