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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.

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 run a different agenda of items each year.

For more information on previous summer summits, please refer to Archived Summer Summit Resources and our newsletter, the Flickertale.

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

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

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. For a description of what is on the schedule for the next year please check out our Flickertale newsletter for all of the details closer to the conference time.

The next Renewal and Development Conference will be held April 6th & 7th, 2020.

Research Methods Class

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

and Open Education Resources. This class will teach 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.

The next class will be held June 25th & 26th, 2020 (subject to change).

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

If you would like to view past conferences please visit the Archived Renewal and Development Resources . The archive consists of slideshows and resources from the individual workshops from the previous years.

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

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