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THE OFFICIAL MAGAZINE OF THE NORTH DAKOTA LIBRARY ASSOCIATION

June 2010 NDLA Website - http://www.ndla.info Volume 40 • Issue 2

INSIDE BSC students puzzling

Spring workshop

attendees at the North

Dakota State Library

Student

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shelves at UND

Chester Fritz Library

Game day at the

Bismarck Public Library

t 2010 Conference Update

t North Dakota Correctional System Libraries

t Privacy, Censorship, and Net Neutrality

t People’s Choice Award Winner

t Lego Building Time

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Table of Contents

President’s Message ..........................................................3

Conference Update ..........................................................4

North Dakota Correctional System Libraries ................5

Privacy, Censorship, Net Neutrality, and

Maintaining our First Amendment Rights ......................6

It’s Lego Building Time at the Minot Public Library ......8

People Stuff .....................................................................10

The Dakota Institute Press .............................................11

Canoe Kudos Nomination Form ...................................11

Nominations Are Now Open for NDLA Awards .........12

Books in Print for North Dakota

Correctional Libraries .....................................................12

People’s Choice: Krista Tiller .........................................13

SnapShotND! One Day in the Life of ND Libraries ....13

Dakota Gold Centennial Cookbook and History .......14

Grant Money Available for Professional

Development ...................................................................15

On the DOCket ..............................................................16

Browsing in the Cyberstacks .........................................18

North Dakota in Print .....................................................20

North Dakota’s Top Illustrated Children’s Books ........22

Good Stuff from Around the State ...............................23

NDLA Membership Report ............................................27

Consider Joining The Good Stuff Editorial

Committee .......................................................................27

TechTips & More .............................................................28

Treasurer’s Report ...........................................................30

NDLA Membership Form ..............................................31

2009-2010 NDLA Executive Board ................................32

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President’s Message

By Laurie McHenry, NDLA President

What has been happening

since the last message I

wrote? Annual conference

planning has been kicked into

full gear and promises much.

The theme is “Libraries: A

Census.” Where? Grand Forks

Alerus Center and Canad

Inns. When? September

29-October 2, 2010. For the third year in a row,

continuing education credit for school librarians

will be offered. Read more about the conference

elsewhere in this publication and keep checking

the web site for the most current information:

www.ndla.info/Conference/10conf.htm.

Are you in need of money to attend the

NDLA conference, or some other conference

or workshop? Don’t forget that NDLA offers

professional development grants! Check NDLA’s

web site for all the information you need to apply

for a professional development grant: www.ndla.

info/profdev.htm.

At the March North Dakota Library Coordinating

Council (NDLCC) meeting, Library Vision 2014

was adopted. Preceding the adoption was a

hearing which, in addition to oral testimony,

included the reading of emailed comments with

regard to the document. The testimony and

readings were important for the Council to hear

and provided stimulus for lengthy discussion

amongst the Council, not only with regard to

Library Vision 2014, but with regard to future

education concerning the role of the NDLCC and

the North Dakota State Library.

After the adoption of Library Vision 2014,

available at the North Dakota State Library’s

web site, the Council looked at future grant

opportunities. The mini-grant for resource sharing

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is a grant that is automatically awarded to all

who qualify and apply! Seriously, if your library

qualifies and you fill out the application, you

are awarded a grant. The current rounds of

competitive grants began April 15, 2010, with

an application deadline of September 24, 2010.

The next grant round will begin September 1,

2010. The grant categories are: Participate in the

Statewide Online Catalog through WorldCat;

Innovative Partnership with a Non-Library

Entity; and Public Library Training Lab. For more

information, check the North Dakota State Library

web site, Librarian Resources, Coordinating

Council. One of the more creative competitive

grants is the Innovative Partnership with a Non-

Library entity. This is your opportunity to think

outside the box. This grant is totally open-ended

and provides a wonderful opportunity to partner

with the community to enhance library services.

NDLA members who have ideas for future grant

offerings should contact the NDLA President. The

President of NDLA sits on this council during the

year in which he/she presides as a representative

of the Association.

As you enjoy your summer, keep in mind that

the North Dakota legislature will be meeting

in 2010-2011. We will need to be in constant

communication and may be called upon to write

letters or offer testimony. While you are lounging

in the sun, think about the marketing you can do

before the legislature meets; tell everyone you

meet how important libraries are. Gather your

stories; these are powerful tools for informing

policymakers. We must continually look for

new ways to let the public and our government

officials know that the Internet has not replaced

libraries, what they do, and what they mean to

people!


Conference Update

By Rita Ennen,

NDLA President-elect and Conference Chair

Planning is in high gear for the 2010 NDLA

Conference. The conference is scheduled for

September 29 - October 2, 2010, at the Alerus

Center in Grand Forks. Our theme is “Libraries:

a Census.” The New Oxford American Dictionary

defines a census as an official count or survey of

a population recording various details. In this

year of the official national census, we look forward

to surveying our North Dakota libraries to

see what is happening and what we can learn

from each other.

Our keynote speaker will be Joe Raiola, comedian

and senior editor of Mad Magazine. He will

be sharing his nationally acclaimed program, The

Joy of Censorship, in which he uses comedy and

satire to examine first amendment rights issues

like banned books, movie ratings, the Patriot Act,

and Internet filters. We will also be treated to a

presentation of some of Mad’s most controversial,

thought-provoking, and outrageous covers and

articles. For more information about Joe Raiola,

view his website at http://joeraiola.com/home.

html.

The local arrangements committee is hard at

work planning to highlight some special libraries

in Grand Forks. We invite you to come early on

Wednesday and tour the North Dakota School for

the Blind and learn about their services. During

the opening reception Wednesday evening, we

will have a special screening of the movie, The

Hollywood Librarian. Plans are also in the works

for another book cart decorating contest and a

survivor-type game night in addition to the informative

and educational sessions we look forward

to every year.

For the third consecutive year, continuing education

credit at the conference will be offered

through Valley City State University. The credit(s)

will apply toward school Library Media Specialist

credential renewal in the Current Issues track.

We hope many of you will take advantage of this

great opportunity to receive credit while networking

with other librarians. If you have questions

about the continuing education credit, contact

Donna James (Donna.James@vcsu.edu, 701-845-

7279).

Watch the conference web pages at www.ndla.

info/Conference/10conf.htm for updates. We

hope to see many of you in Grand Forks!

Libraries: A Census

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North Dakota Correctional System Libraries

By Konnie Wightman, System Librarian,

North Dakota Department of - Update & Volunteer Opportunity

Corrections and Rehabilitation

Last year I wrote an article (The Good Stuff, June

2009, p. 6) about the four libraries in the North

Dakota Correctional System and about what I do

as system librarian for those facilities.

Of the four facilities, the North Dakota State

Penitentiary (high security) has about 10,000

books, which are cataloged using the Library of

Congress (LC) classification system. The Missouri

River Correctional Center in Bismarck (low

security) has 3 to 5,000 books of which maybe

10% are cataloged using LC. In Jamestown at

the James River Correctional Center, which is

medium security, there are between 7 and 8,000

books cataloged in LC. At the Dakota Women’s

Correctional and Rehabilitation Center in New

England, there are 5 to 7,000 books, which are

not cataloged at all.

Last spring, we received a nice infusion of money

from the Director of Correctional Systems, Leann

Bertsch, and purchased over $21,000 worth of

books and educational materials. Many of our

books are donated and many of them are not

current, so we based our purchases on a number

of surveys done in the facilities and a study of the

titles, authors, and subjects the patrons request

through interlibrary loan.

We use the Destiny library automation system,

which can be used as a union catalog, and that

is the concept I am trying to put in place. My

goal is to get all of the books cataloged to create

a union catalog, so patrons can request books

that are within the system and take advantage of

the robust delivery system between the facilities.

Hopefully, this will help lower the number of

books requested through the North Dakota State

Library from other libraries, although it will not

eliminate that need since our patrons have wideranging

tastes. Many of our patrons are not able

to get into the library for various reasons and

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rely on shelf lists of what is available. Those who

can get into correctional library facilities have

a hard time finding what they want using LC. I

hope to change from LC to the Dewey Decimal

classification system in the near future. All of the

new books and donated books that we are adding

are being cataloged using the Dewey Decimal

system.

How You Can Help

I would like to encourage any of you living in the

Bismarck-Mandan, Jamestown, or New England

areas to volunteer some of your time to help me

catalog the uncataloged and donated books using

the Follett catalog system. It is copy cataloging

and I have library workers in each facility putting

information into databases in order to search for

and find matches for what we have on hand.

Because the copy cataloging cannot be done

inside any of the walls, I do it at home, although

it can be done from any Internet connection,

such as a computer lab setting. It’s quite an easy

process. As of now, I probably have enough data

to find records for 3 to 5,000 books. Once the

cataloging is uploaded on a flash drive, I take it

inside the walls and link each record to the book.

The environment is very safe and secure any time

I work there.

If you have the time and inclination to aid our

state correctional system, I would welcome your

help. If you want to find out more, please call

me anytime at 701.202.0307. If I don’t answer,

leave your name and number and I will get back

to you.

I truly believe that having a good library inside a

correctional system is as important as providing

any other kind of library. It opens doors to the

inmates that they would not otherwise have. Your

volunteer work would be very valuable in helping

others in a sad situation.


Privacy, Censorship, Net Neutrality, and

Maintaining our First Amendment Rights

By Aubrey Madler,

NDLA Intellectual Freedom

Committee

Both domestically and globally, it is

more important than ever to stand

up for the rights of American citizens

and ensure continued practice of

intellectual freedom principles in our

libraries. Well-meaning citizens and

other entities continually attempt

to censor information, hinder its

access via technological means,

and threaten our right to privacy.

Other nations currently experience

practices that ban certain types of

information as they do not have

the benefit of our First Amendment

rights. What follows is an update

regarding recent trends involving the

broad areas of intellectual freedom.

Domestically, parents, community

members, and school boards

continue to challenge and ban books

and other resources for various

reasons. In an effort to identify these

reasons, I gave in to my urge to

apply a folksonomy to everything I

encounter, and assigned keyword

and subject area tags to the posts in

our very own Intellectual Freedom

blog. The resulting tag-cloud

provided indications of possible

trends surrounding intellectual

freedom issues along with links to

the relevant stories:

Libraries

Instances of challenged and banned

materials appeared quite equally

in public and school libraries

and, while these two library types

follow slightly different collection

development strategies, these

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instances followed common

trends. For example, challengers

often viewed children’s and

young-adult novels to be geared

toward more mature audiences

or otherwise inappropriate than

their placement on respective

library shelves indicated. Therefore,

they requested the materials be

moved to another location, or

be unattainable altogether. Titles

challenged were Stephan Chbosky’s

The Perks of Being a Wallflower,

Alan Moore’s Lost Girls, and Marc

Brown’s Buster’s Sugartime, among

others. Two separate instances in

Wisconsin involved a school district

and a public library, which sparked

several news stories and resulted in

community members losing posts on

their local library board for voting

in favor of intellectual freedom.

There were even a few cases where

the American Civil Liberties Union

(ACLU) intervened, threatening

law suits against libraries and their

governing districts when library

and school boards voted in favor of

censorship. Additional cases dealt

with filtering Internet access on

computers intended for adult use.

Challenged Content

Violence, sexual content, same-sex

relationships, and profanity were

among the most common reasons for

book challenges. Those in support

of allowing young adults to access

this type of content argue that many

teens and pre-teens are curious

about these topics due to first-hand

experience. As such, offering access

to materials that deal with these

issues can help them understand

and, in some instances, cope with


the world around them. Graphic novels and

gaming magazines were challenged in four or five

instances for images considered too violent or

sexually-explicit. Furthermore, an Ohio principal

made the sole decision to remove a magazine

from the school’s library. The librarian objected

and the ACLU of Ohio later intervened deeming

the magazine’s removal a violation of the First

Amendment and of the “students’ freedom to be

educated.” In the end, the school board supported

the principal’s decision.

Within the Classroom

Beyond school libraries, many middle school

and high school English curricula suffered

attention when assigned readings were viewed as

objectionable, such as: The Diary of Anne Frank,

Zilpha Keatley Snyder’s Newbery Award-winning

The Egypt Game, and Jeannette Walls’ memoir

The Glass Castle. In these cases, readings were

either discontinued or teachers began offering

alternative titles from which students could

choose.

Virtual Privacy

Google Books, social networking tools, e-readers,

and other tech tools and web-based services

were the subject of news items represented in the

blog, primarily because they introduce privacyprotection

issues. While libraries protect borrower

privacy, it is currently unclear what information

Google Books or Netflix accumulates based

on its users’ searching, viewing, and reading

habits. Similarly, e-readers, like the Kindle,

Nook, and Sony Reader track book searches and

purchases, then provide the information to certain

constituents without user consent. Moreover,

Internet privacy advocates worry that social

networking sites, for example, Facebook, default

to too lenient privacy settings and share too much

information via their numerous applications.

Advocates’ concerns are relevant. An article in the

New York Times describes how researchers were

able to compile bits of information from social

networking tools to predict the ages, birthdays,

birth places, and Social Security numbers of its

users. The ALA Office of Intellectual Freedom

(OIF) offers many resources for learning more

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about privacy issues surrounding the many social

media networks.

Of course, we need to take this information

with a grain of salt as the NDLA Intellectual

Freedom Blog contains only a selection of all

stories published. We must also remember that

many instances of challenges do not make it

into the news. As the ALA states, “70 to 80

percent [of challenges] are never reported.” The

ALA OIF provides a nice map that shows a more

complete representation of where challenges

occurred between 2007 and 2009. South

Dakota, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah, Nebraska,

New Hampshire, Vermont, and the District

of Columbia are the only states/areas with no

reported cases during this time span.

In relation to intellectual freedom, the Internet

Freedom Preservation Act of 2009 (IFPA) was

introduced to Congress in late 2009. The

legislation, which is still being deliberated, would

“amend the Communications Act of 1934 to

establish a national broadband policy, safeguard

consumer rights, spur investment and innovation,

and for related purposes.” The concept behind

this Act is to insure Net neutrality, requiring that

Internet service providers (ISPs) provide equal

access to the sharing of information via the

Internet without interference based on content,

source, or other forms of discrimination.

At a time when countries such as China, Iran,

Cuba, and Australia are either censoring the

Internet for political and moral purposes, or are

making attempts to do so, the IFPA deserves

prominent national attention.

On behalf of the NDLA Intellectual Freedom

Committee, I invite you to subscribe to our blog’s

RSS feeds so that you can keep up with what

is new in the world of intellectual freedom to

ensure your library is prepared to handle cases

of censorship. Please also feel free to utilize the

comments feature of the blog to share opinions

and stories related to privacy, censorship, and free

speech.


It’s LEGO Building Time at

the Minot Public Library!

By Paulette Nelson, Children’s Librarian

Minot Public Library

When I read the words, “Nothing attracts boys

like a LEGO” in the July, 2009 issue of School

Library Journal, I never envisioned how true those

words would be. First, we needed to come up

with LEGOs. Since we didn’t have money in our

budget to purchase the necessary LEGO sets for a

club, I put out PSAs in our community soliciting

gently used or new LEGOs. I had numerous

inquiries about the club, but a meeting could

not be scheduled until enough LEGOs had been

donated. In mid-December, a reporter from a

local television station contacted me about the

club. When I informed her that we were still

looking for LEGOs, she came to the library and

did a story which resulted in enough LEGOs to

start the club.

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I had decided that the club would meet on a

monthly basis, with members deciding on the

day and time. In addition, each meeting would

have a theme and photos would be taken of the

completed work and posted online. Since I had

no idea who might show up for the first meeting,

I decided to have a free build for the monthly

theme.

Before the first meeting, one thing remained to

be done. All of the donated bricks had to be

sanitized. For weeks, my staff and I worked to

wash and clean the boxes of LEGOs that the

library had received. I contacted a young patron

to ask how to sort all the bricks – by color, by

size, or by number of holes on the bottom of the

brick. He informed me that sorting should be

done by number of holes. Sorting through the

thousands of LEGOs took many hours. I decided


this would be the only time that we would sort

them.

Finally, the night of the first meeting arrived and

I was very surprised when over 60 dads and sons

showed up for the first meeting. We had one

dad and daughter and a few moms show up as

well. Those attending quickly filled out a survey

and then it was time to build. A time limit of

one hour was set before all “creations” had to be

ready to show at the end. Pictures were taken of

every child’s finished product before the structures

were disassembled and put back into the storage

bins.

Since I asked for e-mail addresses in the initial

survey, I can contact these people each month

to remind them of the meeting. I have also

sent flyers to all the schools announcing each

month’s meeting. In February and March, over

100 dads, moms, and kids attended the meetings.

February’s building theme was “Anything that

Goes” and March’s theme was “Anywhere You

Can Live.”

I have seen many benefits from having this

club at the library. First, the majority of those

attending are boys ages 5 through 9. The club

has attracted many new people to the library

and our circulation on LEGO days has increased,

especially in the area of non-fiction. Children

attending the meetings are challenged to build

something different each month and they are not

given any formal building plans. By having the

children build something different each month, I

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feel we are helping to develop their imaginations

and sometimes their motor skills and attention

spans.

I would highly recommend starting a club in

your community. It’s relatively easy to start the

club, especially if you can find one or two LEGO

enthusiasts to give you advice. I can assure you

of one thing – the meetings are always exciting

plus it’s fun to see all the different designs and

creations that the children construct.


people

Stuff

Sandi L. Bates has

joined the UND

Library of the Health

Sciences as the Head

of Reference and User

Education, where she

manages all aspects

of reference services,

directs the user

education program,

and coordinates

outreach services.

Sandi also serves as

the Northeast Clinical

Campus librarian for the School of Medicine and

Health Sciences. Previously, Sandi served as a

reference librarian and business bibliographer for

UND’s Chester Fritz Library. Before joining UND,

she was director of publications for Jamestown

College. Sandi earned her Master’s in Library

and Information Science from the University

of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a BA in Speech

and Communication from North Dakota State

University.

Jeremy Brown has accepted a position as

Assistant Professor and Head of Library Systems

at Jack Tarver Library, Mercer University, Macon,

Georgia. His last day at North Dakota State

University was April 1. Best of luck, Jeremy!

Beverly Drager, Director of Casselton Public

Library, retired on May 31. Best wishes for your

retirement, Beverly!

Will Martin joined the UND Chester Fritz Library

as Web Services Librarian in March 2010. Will is

a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and

lived most recently in Colorado.

After almost 35 years as a librarian – the last 13 at

the VA Medical Center in Fargo, Diane Nordeng

retired on April 30, 2010. Diane says, “I joined

NDLA in 1978, I think, when I started medical

librarianship at TNI. I’ve really enjoyed being in

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the group and I truly think librarians are some

of the nicest people!” There won’t be any grass

growing under Diane’s feet. She plans to spend

time with grandchildren and already has a list of

places to go and things to see. Congratulations

and best wishes for retirement, Diane!

Michele Reid, Dean of Libraries at North Dakota

State University, has

been named a UCLA

Senior Fellow. She

is one of fifteen top

leaders in academic

libraries chosen

to take part in the

residential program,

to be held August

9-27, 2010, at the

University of California

Los Angeles campus.

The Senior Fellows

program, established

in 1982 with support from the Council

on Library Resources and UCLA, provides

opportunities for senior library leaders to

collaborate on joint research and publication in

the areas of academic administration, professional

development and technology.

After eight years as the children’s librarian at

Williston Community Library, Sherry Rovold

closed her story book. Her last day on the job

was April 30. Tammy Tucker is taking her place.

Best wishes for your retirement, Sherry, and all

the best in your new job, Tammy!

No foolin’! Cheryl Tollefson retired as Director

of the Dickinson Area Public Library, effective

April 1, 2010. Cheryl isn’t completely letting go,

however. She will be working part time in an

advisory capacity for several months to help the

staff and new director during the transition phase.

The Friends of the Dickinson Area Public Library

hosted a reception for Cheryl on May 13.


The Dakota Institute Press

The mission of The Dakota Institute Press is to publish books about the Great Plains, the Upper

Missouri River country, the history of the American West, spirit of place, North Dakota, and

Lewis and Clark.

The Institute’s first book, River of Promise: Lewis and Clark on the Columbia by David L.

Nicandri, made its debut in April. The Institute’s book publishing goal is to publish three to five

books annually. The next book will be the memoirs of former North Dakota Governor George

(Bud) Sinner, followed by the re-issue of Tracy Potter’s Sheheke: Mandan Indian Diplomat: the

Story of White Coyote, Thomas Jefferson, and Lewis and Clark along with People of the Willows,

with a new introduction by historian Robert Moore.

The Dakota Institute is a public humanities arm of the Lewis & Clark Fort Mandan Foundation.

It hosts symposia, creates exhibits, publishes books, and creates documentary films, and

will host a national humanities symposium on Eric Sevareid in October. Clay S. Jenkinson,

humanities scholar, directs the Institute.

The Dakota Institute also has two documentary films to its credit. The first, When the

Landscape Is Quiet Again: the Legacy of Art Link, was released in 2008. The second, a study of

former North Dakota Governor William L. Guy, The Charisma of Competence, will be released

in June. Documentary films are also underway on the Harold, Sheila, and Ed Schafer family, on

Sister Thomas Welder, and on CBS news commentator and writer Eric Sevareid.

To find out more about the Lewis & Clark Fort Mandan

Foundation and The Dakota Institute,

visit www.fortmandan.com or call 877-462-8535.

Canoe Kudos

Nomination Form

Name

Home Address

Work Address

Position

Sponsor’s name

NDLA has a vehicle for recognizing individuals who do a wonderful job

in their libraries or who have shown support or done something special

for libraries. Any member of NDLA can honor a deserving individual

by submitting this nomination form along with a $10 donation to the

Professional Development Grant Fund. NDLA will present the honoree

with a Canoe Kudos pin and, if appropriate, submit a press release to

the local newspaper. Canoe Kudos honorees will also be listed in The

Good Stuff. You may buy or receive more than one pin.

Longer kudos?

You may

print this form

and use the

back!

Reason for Nomination

Send nomination form and $10 donation (checks payable to NDLA) to: Lori K. West, Professional Development

Committee Chair, Fargo Public Library, 102 3rd St. North, Fargo, ND 58102-2138.

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Nominations Are Now Open for NDLA Awards

By Phyllis Bratton, Past President

Librarian of the Year Award

Time is moving on. Think Spring! As in,

“What librarian springs to mind as the perfect

candidate for Librarian of the Year?” You,

yes, you!, can spring into action and make

the nomination that will allow this wonderful

person’s achievements to spring into public

view and acclaim!

To make a nomination, simply:

• Write a nomination and include at least

five letters of support

• Gather and send copies of newspaper

articles, recommendations, and other

materials

• Make sure that the nominee is a current

personal member of NDLA (verify with

Membership Chair Kathy Thomas at

Kathryn.Thomas@ndsu.edu)

• Send the packet of information to Phyllis

Bratton, Raugust Library, 6070 College

Lane, Jamestown, ND 58405, by August 1,

2010

Wanted!

Major Benefactor Award

And while you’re at it, you can also plant

an idea in the mind of the committee for the

winner of the Major Benefactor Award. There

are lots of board and community members

out there who have cultivated support for

the library and helped to reap a wonderful

harvest of books, buildings, and programs.

To make a nomination,

• Write a few paragraphs describing why this

person or family deserves the award

• Supply whatever documentary evidence is

available

• Send the packet of information to Phyllis

Bratton, Raugust Library, 6070 College

Lane, Jamestown, ND 58405, by August

1, 2010

Thanks to all who help to make our profession

bloom!

Warning: Due dates are closer than you think.

Act now.

Books In Print for North Dakota Correctional Libraries

Our North Dakota correctional libraries have many patrons who want to request

books by author, title, and/or subject, but they don’t have reliable source

information. It would be helpful if the patrons had Books in Print (BIP) to look up

what they want instead of guessing at names and spellings, which can make filling

interlibrary loan requests difficult.

Multiple copies of BIP are needed since there are several areas in a prison from

which the prisoners are not allowed library access. The newer the copyright the

better, but we could use any editions of BIP published in the last ten years (2000

to 2010).

Your gift would be appreciated and very well used.

For more information, contact Konnie Wightman at 701.202.0307

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People’s Choice: Krista Tiller

Submitted by Paulette Nelson,

Minot Public Library

Krista Tiller, Young Adult Librarian from Minot

Public Library, was the People’s Choice Winner in

a recent fashion show held at the Mountain Plains

Library Association Conference in Oklahoma

City, Oklahoma. “Stacked: Fashion Off the

Shelves” was a fashion show featuring one-ofa-kind

library fashions designed by creative

librarians throughout the region. All apparel had

to be made from at least 50% library materials.

Conference attendees had the opportunity to

vote on their favorite model/outfit. Each vote

cost participants $1.00 with proceeds benefitting

the Information Matrix Camp and the Oklahoma

Library Association Endowment. Krista raised

$263 for the cause.

Krista’s outfit was a casual card catalog fringed

skirt matched with a passionately plum tee

proclaiming the Summer Reading slogan,

“Dragons, Dreams, and Daring Deeds.” The

simple tee showed off her classy Kat-five cable

necklace complete with rubber stamp charms.

This charming piece of jewelry was paired with

sensational property stamp earrings that allowed

Krista to really put her own stamp on library

Left to right: Paulette Nelson, Julie Reiten, Jerry

Kaup, Krista Tiller, and Jeanne Narum, all from

the Minot Public Library

fashion. Krista accessorized her ensemble with

a regal 33-1/3 rpm record chapeau that was

festooned with feathers and fringe. Krista’s sleek,

simple, and novel purse was ideal for carrying the

most essential library fashion accessory … THE

LIBRARY CARD!

A fun time was had by all the librarians attending

the event, which took place a short walk from the

conference center at Oklahoma City’s Ronald J.

Norick Library.

What would North Dakota be like if there were no libraries? What valuable services do

we provide on a daily basis that simply go unrecognized and unappreciated?

Those are the questions the North Dakota Library Association asked to encourage

librarians to take a snapshot of a typical day in the life of North Dakota libraries. The

project ran from April 1 through April 30, and the goal was to show how important

libraries are in our communities and state. To see the photos and read the compiled

statistics, go to http://ndla.info/snapshot/.

Christine Kujawa, Maren Niemeier, and Beth Sorenson served on the committee to

make SnapShot ND! a reality.

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D

akota Gold

Dakota Gold, a celebration of NDLA’s first

100 years, made its debut at the 2006 NDLA

Conference. The North Dakota Library

Association published the cookbook and history

to commemorate its first one hundred years

of working to improve libraries and library

services in North Dakota. NDLA was formally

organized on January 18, 1906, in Fargo.

Chock full of historical information and tried

and true recipes from NDLA cooks, Dakota

Gold has something for every taste. This book

deserves to be on the shelves of every North

Dakota library and in the personal collections

of those who love North Dakota libraries.

Dakota Gold makes a great gift for friends

and family throughout the year!

Features

• 395 “tried and true” recipes from

NDLA cooks

• NDLA: a Look Back (series of historical

articles by Cheryl Bailey, Welder

Library, University of Mary)

• Lists of NDLA presidents, annual

meeting dates and sites, Flicker Tale

Children’s Book Award nominees and

winners, Notable Document Award

nominees and winners, and more

• Historical nuggets (NDLA facts and

trivia) scattered throughout

• 294 pages, spiral bound

• Recipe and contributing chef indexes

Centennial Cookbook and History

Copies are available online from www.dakotabooknet.com/.

D NDLA

Proceeds will be used to support NDLA continuing education grant funds.

North Dakota Library Association

For more information and to see sample pages, visit www.ndla.info/cookbook.htm

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akota Gold

Celebrates 100 Years


Apply Today!

Grant Money Available For

Professional Development

The NDLA Executive Board sets aside money each year to help you achieve

your professional development goals. Are you planning to participate in

some form of continuing education or attend a conference that will benefit the

library community in our state? Do you have a bookmobile funding need? Do

you want to improve your leadership skills? If so, apply for these funds! NDLA may

be able to help you make your dreams come true.

NDLA Professional Development Grant

NDLA believes that furthering an individual’s skills is beneficial to the North Dakota

Library environment. Each year NDLA sets aside general fund dollars for this

purpose. The Professional Development grant may be used for college or university

classroom work, independent study, workshops, conferences, or participation in

any activity that will benefit the library community in North Dakota.

Ron Rudser Memorial Continuing Education Grant

Ron Rudser was a librarian and library science instructor at Minot State University at the time

of his death in 1986. This memorial grant fund was initiated by his wife, Kay. The Ron Rudser

Memorial Continuing Education Grant may be used for credit courses, workshops, seminars

or pre-conference programs that enhance the education of a practicing librarian in any type

of library. Regular conference programs or conventions do not qualify.

M. Vivian Hubbard Memorial Grant

M. Vivian Hubbard was State President of the Federated Women’s Clubs in the early 1950’s.

The rural bookmobile program originated in North Dakota with much influence from the

Federated Women’s Clubs. Hubbard believed in this program and requested that memorial

funds at her death be donated to NDLA to further interest in bookmobiles. The grant may

be used for formal college or university classroom work, independent study, workshops,

conferences, or participation in any other activity that will further the work of the

bookmobile, including the purchase of books or other materials.

Mike Jaugstetter Leadership Memorial Grant

The Mike Jaugstetter Leadership Memorial Grant honors the superb

leadership skills in librarianship which Mike Jaugstetter demonstrated while

he was employed as the State Librarian of North Dakota. The grant money

may be used for library leadership institutes or programs.

For all the details, visit: www.ndla.info/profdev.htm.

NDLA’s Professional Development Committee Chair, Lori K. West (Fargo Public

Library, 102 3 rd St. North, Fargo, ND 58102-2138; 701.476.5977; lwest@

cityoffargo.com), can help answer any questions you may have. She would love

to hear from you!

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On the DOCket

By Kalan Davis, GODORT Chair-elect

Have you seen this GovDoc?

Chances are you have. This portrait of Florence

Owens Thompson was taken in 1936 by

Dorothea Lange while she was snapping pics as a

photographer for the United States Farm Security

Administration/Office of War Information (FSA/

OWI). This particular photo, which is entitled

“Migrant Mother,” is one of the most famous to be

housed within the Library of Congress.

It also has been viewed on Flickr 41,217 times….

and counting…. www.flickr.com/photos/library_

of_congress/sets/72157618541455384/

In January 2008, the Library of Congress and

Flickr launched a pilot project entitled “The

Commons.” The resulting success was an

innovative fusing of cutting edge Web 2.0

technology, user-contributed metadata, and the

LOC’s photographic collections of the ages. With

the Wide Web exposed to the Library’s public

photo collections, the entire World showed up for

patronage.

Not only did this project increase the reach of

library content, but also it gave WWW-patrons a

chance to “give something back.” Many taggers

and Flickr users, playing the role of historical

detectives, helped contribute or clarify facts,

dates, and locations of the photos.

User-contributed commentary, although

seemingly unpolished or inappropriate at

times, strikes a cord with this Flickr user as a

testament to the collection’s continuing and

current relevancy. For example, Geeksplosion

has added the photo tag to Dorothea’s crowning

achievement, “See these eyes?” he writes, “These

are the eyes of someone who has actual needs.

Not just ‘oh no I might lose my Corolla’ or ‘oh no

I might have to go on unemployment’. More like,

‘I wonder if we will eat today.’” Words cannot

accurately describe the pain evident in Florence’s

face, but perhaps it is an astute observation in the

face of today’s recessional woes.

This is just one of many examples of digitization

projects currently underway. To read more about

the pilot project and its specifics: www.loc.gov/rr/

print/flickr_report_final.pdf

And.

Yes.

Government.

Documents.

Do.

Have.

Pictures.

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Browsing in the Cyberstacks

Food, glorious food!

Hot sausage and mustard!

While we’re in the mood --

Cold jelly and custard!

These lines from the classic 1968

musical, Oliver!, still get my

attention. I don’t know about the

rest of you, but I love to read about food and look

at cookbooks. Even though I seem to think about

what I could make more than I actually make

it, it’s fun to read recipes and look at pictures of

beautifully prepared dishes and find out about

food ways in different places.

Enjoy this sampling of favorite websites about

food, glorious food!

Allrecipes.com

http://allrecipes.com/

“Allrecipes.com is the world’s largest food site

created entirely from contributions from talented

home cooks. Allrecipes was first introduced in

1997 by five college students who loved cookies

and had the early vision the web would be

a fantastic place for people to find and share

everyday food ideas.” Now, Allrecipes.com is

home to millions of recipes, reviews, ratings,

photos, videos, and blog postings for all types of

ingredients, dishes, occasions, and cooking styles.

BackoftheBox.com

www.backofthebox.com/index.html

Some of my favorite recipes come from backs

of boxes, cans, and packages. Probably some

of yours do, too. This site is devoted to those

“Back of the Box” recipes from some of the finest

food producers in the United States. All of the

recipes on the site are posted with the permission

of the manufacturers and are designed to be

used with the brand name products listed in the

ingredients. The site features a recipe of the day,

a forum, cooking tips, a newsletter, and shopping

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for gadgets. If you sign up, you can opt to have

the recipe of the day delivered to your email

each weekday or subscribe to the free weekly

newsletter.

Cookstr

www.cookstr.com/

Cookstr.com is a new cooking site (founded

in 2008) dedicated to providing great recipes

from the best chefs and cookbook authors.

Participating chefs and cookbook authors have

their own profile pages so you can read about

them, their restaurants, and see a selection of

their cookbooks. A powerful search engine makes

browsing easy and you can print recipes or send

them to a friend when you’re looking around the

site. The Cookstr Blog is another place to find out

about new recipes and authors, share thoughts

and feelings about food, and go behind the

scenes of Cookstr. You can also create your own

MyCookstr account and save recipes, notes, and

shopping lists.

Delish

www.delish.com/

Hearst Magazines and MSN partnered to develop

and launch Delish.com. The site features recipes

and menus, recipe videos, news and blogs,

coupons, food and cooking product reviews, and

information on celebrity chefs and shows, holiday

foods, and more. I like the user ratings and

reviews to help me decide what recipes I might

want to try. You can join Delish free to get a

personalized area just for you at the top of every

page of Delish.com, access to your recipe book

to save and store your own recipes and grocery

shopping lists, a daily food horoscope, a fast and

easy way to enter giveaways, and more.

Epicurious

www.epicurious.com/

The tag line for this site says it all -- “for people

who love to eat.” Epicurious offers great recipes,


cooking features, and how-to videos. At the top

of every page, you will see Recipes & Menus,

Articles & Guides, and Community categories.

You can join Epicurious for free to create a

personal recipe box, to rate and review recipes,

and to meet other food lovers in the Epicurious

community and discuss food and recipes with

them.

FoodNetwork.com

www.foodnetwork.com/

No doubt you’ve watched Food Network, a

television specialty channel that airs programs

about food and cooking. Food Network chefs

like Rachael Ray, Paula Deen, Bobby Flay, and

Sandra Lee have become household names. The

website features tabs for Recipes and Cooking,

Shows, and Chefs at the top of each page.

You’ll find lots of recipes and photos, how-to

videos, ideas for taking your own cooking from

ordinary to extraordinary, and easy shopping for

all kinds of cooking gadgets. Signing up for a

free membership gives you access to a variety of

interactive services, newsletters, sweepstakes, and

more.

Mealtime.Org

www.mealtime.org

If opening a can fits your cooking style, Mealtime.

org is for you! This website for the Canned Food

Alliance is home to easy, free, healthy recipes

featuring canned food. Check out this site to find

new and exciting canned food recipes, health and

nutrition facts, and creative mealtime solutions for

the entire family.

MyRecipes.com

www.myrecipes.com/recipes/

This site features thousands of the best recipes

and hundreds of menus from magazines and

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cookbooks including Cooking Light, Southern

Living, Sunset, Coastal Living, Real Simple, and

more. The recipe finder searches recipes in nearly

150 categories and is a snap to use. Daily site

features include quick meal ideas, seasonal

menus, photos and cooking videos, cookbook

and gadget reviews, and holiday and entertaining

tips. Registering for a free account allows you

to save, create, and organize favorite recipes and

menus, rate and reviews, and have full access to

My Notebook on MyHomeIdeas.com.

RecipeBridge

www.recipebridge.com

Recipebridge.com is a gateway to help you find

recipes on thousands of cooking websites and

recipe blogs. You can search by keyword or by

ingredients in your pantry, meal categories, or

occasions. You can also create a free account to

keep track of your favorites, share recipes with

friends on Facebook and Twitter, comment on

recipes, join the blog, and more.

RecipeZaar

www.recipezaar.com/

RecipeZaar bills itself as “the web’s largest recipe

resource and most enthusiastic food community.”

Signing up for a free account allows you to rate

and review recipes, connect with other members,

upload your recipes and share your own photos,

save and organize your recipes in cookbooks,

discuss food topics, plan meals, and create

smart shopping lists. The site is easy to navigate

with tabs at the top of each page for Recipes,

Cookbooks, Menus, Community, and Shop. The

recipe sifter helps you find exactly the recipe

you want by allowing you to filter by category,

ingredient, or nutrition.


North Dakota in Print

A Sheldon, North Dakota, teen has

penned her first novel, Appaloosy.

Author Mattie Richardson is 16

years old and has always loved to

write. Appaloosy is a historical

fiction story told from an Appaloosa

horse’s point of view during the

Nez Perce War of the late 1800s.

Richardson says the book will “mainly appeal

to girls ages 8-14 who love horses.” The book

was self-published through Morris Publishing in

Nebraska. Richardson appeared at the Summer

Reading Kick Off in Bismarck on June 2 at the

Capitol grounds.

Eric Bergeson has released his third book, Back

on the Farm: a Collection of Essays ($16.95, 296

p.). Bergeson grew up in rural Fertile, Minnesota,

and earned his Master’s degree in History from

the University of North Dakota. Bergeson’s

weekly column, “Down on the Farm,” appears

in papers in Minnesota and North Dakota. For

more information or to order copies of Bergeson’s

books, visit the Country Scribe Publishing website

at www.countryscribepublishing.com/.

A CD release party was held in Killdeer on April

10 to launch the latest CD from Quintana Biffert

of Halliday, who has been singing since she

was eight years old. Call His Name ($15, CD)

is a gospel CD and was recorded in Branson,

Missouri last October. Biffert’s first CD was

entitled Dream. Now 18, Biffert has received

recognition for her talent and has a bright future.

The Country Gospel Music Association (CGMA)

named her their International Teenage Performer

of the Year in both 2008 and in 2009 as well

as their International Yodeler of the Year. For

more information, visit www.myspace.com/

quintanabiffert or call 701-938-4341.

Norma Heazlett Rittal of Grand

Forks has penned Dumpling

($28.50, hardcover; $20.90,

pbk.; $12.50, download; 55 p.),

a children’s book. Dumpling

is a baby cloud and is wrapped

into the Old Testament stories of

Noah, Miriam, and Moses. The

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book is illustrated with photos of clouds, most

taken along the Red River Valley. The book is

available online from lulu.com.

Homesteading, a production

from Prairie Public Broadcasting,

premiered on Prairie Public on

April 6, 2010. Kim Stenehjem

produced the documentary which

features footage shot in Minnesota,

North Dakota, and South Dakota locations

and interviews with historians, stories told by

descendants of homesteaders, and dramatic

readings from pioneer diaries and letters. The

documentary examines the diversity of the

settlers’ ethnic, social, and economic classes

and their motives for becoming homesteaders.

It also addresses the land boom that was made

possible by the railroads, the Native American

tribes who lived on the Great Plains, and the

challenges that pioneers faced, including disease,

drought, illness, death, prairie fires, isolation, and

loneliness. The production is funded in part by

the North Dakota Humanities Council, North

Dakota Council on the Arts, the Minnesota Arts

and Cultural Heritage Fund through the citizens

of Minnesota, and the members of Prairie Public.

Former Fargo radio talk show host Ed Schultz is

the author of a new book released by Hyperion

Press on June 1. Killer Politics: How Big

Money and Bad Politics Are Destroying the

Great American Middle Class ($25.99, 224

p., hardcover) “focuses on the concerns of the

middle class in these times of great economic

distress.” Schultz now anchors MSNBC’s “The

Ed Show” and also hosts “The Ed Schultz Show,”

which airs on more than 100 radio stations.

Schultz is also the author of Straight Talk from the

Heartland: Tough Talk, Common Sense, and Hope

from a Former Conservative (2004).

Mr. Wheat: a Biography of U.S. Senator Milton

R. Young ($29.99, 560 p. + 11 minute DVD,

softcover) is the first biography of North Dakota’s

longest serving U.S. Senator. The book by Andrea

Winkjer Collin with Richard E. Collin also

features Race of the Century: Guy vs. Young 1974

North Dakota U.S. Senate Election by Allan C.


Young. The book was published by Smoky Water

Press in Bismarck and is available from www.

DakotaBookNet.com or by calling 701-222-0947.

Carol Weshenfelder of

Larimore has published a

children’s picture book, My

Daddy the King ($12, 42 p.,

pbk.). The book tells the

story of a little princess and

how her heavenly father takes

care of all the creatures he has made. For more

information, visit prairiegrandmother.com (you

can purchase a copy online for $9.99 + shipping)

or Amazon.com.

If epic fantasy novels are your thing, check out

Prophet of the Pentacle ($12.95, 58 p., pbk.)

by Marilyn Privatsky, a native of Steele, North

Dakota. First published in 2007, the book is

the prequel to a planned trilogy, The Chronicles

of Farro. Outskirts Press republished Prophet of

the Pentacle in 2009 and it is available online

from Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com, or

locally at Ritz Gallery and Gifts in Linton. The

first book of the trilogy, The Sacred Messenger,

has been written and will be published as soon as

finances allow.

The first book from the Dakota Institute Press was

released in April 2010. River of Promise: Lewis

and Clark on the Columbia ($29.95, hardcover;

$18.95, pbk.) was written by David L. Nicandri,

an historian and director of the Washington

State Historical Society at Tacoma. Nicandri’s

book focuses on a key goal of the Lewis and

Clark Expedition: to discover the headwaters

of the Columbia and a water route to the

Pacific Ocean. Order your copy online (www.

fortmandan.com/giftshop/) or call 1-877-462-

8535.

Seven Words of Love: a Love Letter from

Golgotha to Your Heart ($13.95, 124 p., pbk.;

$23.95, hardcover) is a study of the seven

statements of Christ from the cross by Ernest

Shipe, pastor of Manning Community Church.

The book is available from the publisher,

iUniverse, Amazon.com, or locally from Faith

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Expressions Christian Store in Dickinson. An

author “meet and greet” and book signing was

held at the store on May 8.

Storytelling Time: Native North American Art

from the Collections at the University of North

Dakota ($60, 240 p., hardcover) has been

published by Hudson Hills Press. The book

features 175 color plates of clothing, headdresses,

ceremonial objects, and other artifacts of the

tribes that live in North Dakota and South

Dakota. Written by Arthur Jones, head of UND’s

Department of Art and Design, Lucy Annis Ganje,

associate professor of art at UND, and Nelda

Schrupp, an artist from Lakota, the books tells

how the artifacts were collected and how they

came to UND, which began the collection more

than 100 years ago. Leigh Jeanotte, director

of American Indian Student Services at UND,

wrote the introduction. For more information,

visit www.hudsonhills.com. The book is

available at the UND Bookstore in Grand Forks

or online from the publisher, Amazon.com, and

BarnesandNoble.com.

A new documentary, T.R., a Cowboy’s Ride to

the White House, premiered statewide on North

Dakota Public Television on March 4, 2010. The

documentary was written and produced by North

Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame Executive Director

Darrell Dorgan. It features some of the country’s

top Theodore Roosevelt scholars, was nearly four

years in the making, and was shot in the Badlands

of North Dakota where the future President

ranched from 1883 until 1887.

The 164 th Infantry Association of the North

Dakota National Guard has published They

Were Ready: the 164 th Infantry in the Pacific

War, 1942-1945 (412 p., 50 photos, 10 maps;

hardcover). Terry L. Shoptaugh, a history

professor and archivist at University of Minnesota-

Moorhead, wrote the book and spent three

years researching the history and service of the

164th and interviewing soldiers who served in

the Pacific during World War II. They Were

Ready features the stories of 70 World War II

veterans from the 164th and includes original

art work by Doug Burtell of Bowman. North


Dakota libraries have the opportunity to obtain

one copy of the book for the cost of mailing

($5). For details and to obtain a copy for your

library, contact Shirley Olgeirson (701.333.2016

or editor164infantrynews@hotmail.com). Books

will also be sold in local bookstores or can

be purchased directly from The 164th Infantry

Association (PO Box 1111, Bismarck, ND, 58502-

1111). To learn more about the 164th, go to the

history tab on the North Dakota National Guard

Web site (www.ndguard.com).

Tula’s Tales (92 p.) by A. Roger Kringlie of Grand

Forks is a book of vignettes from the author’s

life, including descriptions of his growing up

years, his war experiences, his law practice, and

his family. The title of the book comes from

Kringlie’s childhood nickname, “Tula.” Translated

from Norwegian to English, tula means “it’s too

funny and crazy to be true.” Kringlie was born

in Portland, North Dakota, and practiced law

in Northwood, North Dakota, for more than 50

years. He retired after the August 2007 tornado

in Northwood destroyed his law office. Tula’s

Tales is for sale at Bilden Drug and Guenther’s

Super Valu in Northwood, the Cenex Station in

Portland, and Valley Dairy stores in Grand Forks.

For details, contact Julie Kringlie at Julie-kringlie@

yahoo.com.

Winter Whispers: an Anthology by North Dakota

Writers ($12, 168 p., pbk.; $1.49, download)

features poetry and prose about winter life by the

members of the Prairie Rose Writers. The writing

group meets once a month at the Rolette Library

to work on projects. Winter Whispers is available

online from lulu.com and is the group’s second

book. Their first book, Whisperings from the

Wheatfields ($10, 120 p., pbk), is also available

from lulu.com.

Keep this on your radar! The City of Rugby, North

Dakota, will celebrate its 125 th anniversary in July

2011. As part of that celebration, the anniversary

committee is putting together a historical book

about Pierce County. The new book will include

information from the 1986 centennial book, A

Century of Area History, and will also be updated

to include history from the past 25 years.

North Dakota’s Top

Illustrated Children’s Books

Read North Dakota is dedicated to celebrating

and promoting literature created in and about

North Dakota. Recently, Read North Dakota

(www.readnd.org) posted a new listing of top

illustrated children’s books.

They include:

Whirlwind Is a Spirit Dancing: Poems Based

on Traditional American Indian Songs and

Stories by Natalia Belting

A Boy Called Slow by Joseph Bruchac

Where’s Petunia? by Ellen Diederich

Night Catch by Brenda Ehrmantraut

Grandmother’s Pigeon by Louise Erdrich

Sacagawea by Liselotte Erdrich

Heetunka’s Harvest by Jennifer Berry Jones

Faraway Home by Jane Kurtz

Black Elk’s Vision: a Lakota Story and The

Star People by S. D. Nelson

P Is for Peace Garden: a North Dakota

Alphabet by Roxane Salonen

Check them out!

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Good Stuff from Around the State

Free eBay Classes

The Friends of the Bismarck Public

Library sponsored two free eBay

classes taught by Ila Marvel.

“eBay: the Basics” was held on

April 29 and focused on the basics

of selling on eBay, including tips on

taking photos, writing descriptions,

accepting payments, shipping, and protecting

personal information. “eBay: Enhancing Your

Listing with HTML” was held on May 6 and

focused on how to upload pictures and insert

them into eBay auctions and using basic HTML

coding to enhance eBay listings.

Get Your Java at the Bismarck Public Library

The coffee shop at the Bismarck Public Library

was shuttered for a few months when Gelato

d’Italia closed all three of its locations. The

library acquired the equipment at the library

site at a reduced price and began looking for

someone to lease the shop. The wait is over! Red

Roaster Coffee of Minot will sell coffee drinks,

Pride of Dakota products, and baked goods from

Bread Poets at the library location. The coffee

shop reopened in May.

Tea Party: a Tradition in Bottineau

The Bottineau Woman’s Club held its annual

tea at the Bottineau County Public Library on

April 20. The club has been hosting the annual

tea since the early 1920s to raise money for the

library through free will donations.

Elgin Library Opens on May Day

Years of planning, grant writing, and hard work

have paid off. The grand opening of the Elgin

Public Library was held on May 1, 2010, with

a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house

celebration. Grants from the North Dakota

State Library and the Bill and Melinda Gates

Foundation are being used to purchase computer

equipment. Grants from the North Dakota

Department of Commerce and a Community

Development Block Grant will help pay for

installation of new windows, new insulation, a

ramp, and other features to make the building

handicap accessible. The finishing work will be

completed over the next several months.

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Fargo Air Museum Unveils Quam Portrait

The Fargo Air Museum hosted the unveiling

of the Fred Quam portrait for the Frederick W.

Quam Research Library on April 17, 2010. The

library has more than 2,200 books on aviation

and military history and more than 100 different

aviation magazine publications dating back to the

early 1900s. Quam is one of the original North

Dakota Air National Guard Happy Hooligans,

which started in 1947, and has volunteered at the

Fargo Air Museum since it opened in 2001.

Garrison Friends

The Garrison Public Library Friends group was

organized late last fall and has been working

to provide new books and other items for the

library. The group’s first fundraiser was a bake

sale held in conjunction with SACA’s (Sakakawea

Area Council of the Arts) Soup and Bread Day.

Another successful fundraiser involved taking

photos of festival guests dressed in Victorian

garb as part of the 2009 Dickens Village Festival.

Recently, the Friends provided $1,000 for the

purchase of several new books selected by the

librarian. Plans for a book sale and a rummage

sale are also in the works.

Go Green!

Tonya Palmer

reported that

the Grand Forks

Public Library

recently sent

13 boxes of old

Newsweek and

The New York Times microfilm to the Eastman

Kodak Company for recycling. Kodak, which

paid the shipping charges, provides this service

as part of its “Product End of Life Management”

program. Find out more at www.kodak.com.

Great Reads Book Club

The Grand Forks Public Library hosted the first

organizational meeting of the Great Reads Book

Club on April 20. Meetings will continue the

third Tuesday of each month at the library. The

first book club selection for May is The Lovely

Bones by Alice Sebold. Selections for the rest

of the year include: A Thousand Splendid Suns


y Khaled Hosseini (June), Amos: To Ride a

Dead Horse by Stanley Gordon West (July), The

Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss (August),

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See

(September), The Things They Carried by Tim

O’Brien (October), The Absolutely True Diary of a

Part-time Indian by Sherman Alexie (November),

and Looking for Candles in the Window: the

Tragic Red River Valley Blizzard of March 15,

1941 by Douglas Ramsey and Larry Skroch

(December). The library will have multiple copies

of each book available for check-out.

Bookmobile Being Retired

The Griggs County Public Library bookmobile

will be put out to pasture at the end of the

2009-10 school year. Although the library will

no longer have a bookmobile, the service of

getting materials to those who need them will

continue by automobile. In the words of library

director Bonnie Krenz, “There will be little

change in the service, just in the way we deliver

it.” Retiring the 20-year-old bookmobile is a

cost-saving measure. Annual maintenance costs,

a poor heating system, and declining usage all

played a part in the decision. There will be a

retirement party for the bookmobile before it is

put up for sale. Bookmobile service in Griggs

County first began in 1969 as part of a six-county

demonstration project. The bookmobile service

was well-received, petitions of support were

presented to the county commission, and funding

was provided.

NLW at Griggs County Public Library

The coffee pot was on every day during National

Library Week at the Griggs County Public

Library in Cooperstown. In addition to coffee

and cookies at the library, patrons who returned

overdue materials during the week enjoyed an

amnesty from fines. The library also placed

“Dollars for Books” donation jars in stores in

Binford, Cooperstown, and Hannaford. The banks

in each community agreed to match up to $100

of the donations. The first $350 raised through

“Dollars for Books” will be used to provide the

matching funds needed for the Libri Foundation

grant program. For more information about the

Libri Foundation and its programs, visit www.

librifoundation.org/.

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MLA Webcast at Harley French Library of the

Health Sciences

The Harley French Library of the Health Sciences

at the University of North Dakota hosted a

Medical Library Association (MLA) webcast

on March 24, 2010. The webcast was entitled,

“Now’s the Time: Understanding the Electronic

Health Record Maze and Health Sciences

Librarians’ Roles.”

Efficiency at Harvey Public Library

The North Dakota Telephone Company (NDTC)

recently donated $1,000 to help the Harvey

Public Library replace one of their three energy

efficient furnaces. The donation was part of

NDTC’s Dollars in Motion program.

Happy Birthday!

The Hazen Public Library celebrated birthday

number 45 in April. The library had its start

in what is now the water treatment plant, then

moved to a location inside city hall, and finally

moved to its current location, a building in

Heritage Park that has served as a railroad depot,

a family home, and even a Halloween haunted

house. Happy Birthday, Hazen Public Library!

Read a Book, Win a Prize

The Kidder County Library and Kidder County

Social Services teamed up in April to support

Child Abuse Prevention Month. Throughout the

month, each time a patron returned a book to

the library or bookmobile, he/she was asked to

complete a short registration form to earn points

for each book read. Those who chose to write

a brief summary of the book on the form could

also earn bonus points. Other ways to earn

bonus points were visiting the bookmobile or

attending the Library’s open house (in conjunction

with “Adopt a Library Day”) on April 23 during

National Library Week. Prizes were awarded by

age category, Grade 2 and under, Grades 3-6, and

Grade 7 through Adult.

Festival of Tables & Breakfast with a Book

On April 25, 2010, the third annual Festival of

Tables fundraiser for the Kindred Public Library

was held at St. Maurice’s Catholic Church. A

purse raffle and a book raffle were also part of

the festivities. Another fun activity is “Breakfast


with a Book.” On the second Saturday of each

month, interested persons meet at the Kindred

Public Library to discuss the book selected for the

month. What a great way to start the day!

Chess at Leach Public Library

The Leach Public Library in Wahpeton hosts a

chess club for grades one through eight each

week during the school year. The club was

started a few years ago by Children’s Librarian

Kristi Maas and is a way for participants to

learn the game, strategy, creative thinking, and

sportsmanship.

North Dakota Legislative Council Library

Resources Online

Marilyn Johnson from the Legislative Council

Library shared this tip for quick access to recent

standing committee clerk minutes and testimony

from public hearings. Starting from the legislative

branch homepage at www.legis.nd.gov/, click

on “library documents” in the lower-right hand

corner of the screen. Legislative hearing records

from the 2005, 2007, and 2009 session are

available, organized by bill or resolution number.

From the same starting point, you can also click

on the guide to “Measures Before the Voters” for a

brief description and the outcome of all initiated

and referred measures appearing on the ballot.

Special Services Month in Minot

The Minot Public Library designated April

as Special Services Month. Special services

encompass a variety of library programs for

homebound persons and those who have

difficulty reading regular print materials. The

Minot Public Library delivers library materials to

patrons through its own Homebound Program

and also helps promote two programs offered

by the North Dakota State Library for visuallyimpaired

persons, Dakota Radio Information

Service and the Talking Book Service.

Gaming at Minot Public Library

The fourth Thursday of the month is game day at

the Minot Public Library. The program is aimed

at kids in sixth through twelfth grades, or ages 11

to 18, although there is some flexibility in trying

to include everyone who comes. Krista Tiller,

Teen Services Librarian, coordinates game day

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and other activities for teens. As part of Teen Tech

Week in March, the Library showed the movie,

“Monsters vs. Aliens,” and also held a gaming

tournament.

Libri Foundation Grant for Mohall Library

The Mohall Public Library recently received

81 books (total value: $1,414.57) through the

Libri Foundation Books for Children program.

The Foundation matches funds raised by local

sponsors to help libraries purchase children’s

books. Local sponsors for the $350 match were

the Good Samaritan Society, Mohall employees

Jeans Day Fund, and donations in memory of

Mathilda Smith. An additional donation from Hal

Berenson and Laura Acherman helped the library

receive a bonus of $350 to purchase math and

science books. To find out if your library qualifies

for the Books for Children program, visit www.

librifoundation.org/.

The Merger Is Complete

In May 2007, the Morton County Public Library

and the Mandan Public Library merged to

become the Morton Mandan Public Library.

Still, the merger wasn’t really complete because

23,000+ books from Morton County needed to

be cataloged into one database. At last, the

task is done! Sheila Berreth, Outreach Services

Director, spearheaded the cataloging effort.

Without a template to follow, Berreth and her

helpers figured out how best to manage the task

and solved problems along the way. Now, with

a few other communities considering mergers

of their city and county libraries, the Morton

Mandan Public Library is the template to follow

and has fielded calls asking for tips. The library’s

next challenge is purchasing a new bookmobile

to replace the current 1989 model, which has

more than 150,000 miles on it. Bookmobiles are

built based on specifications and the costs can

run from $175,000 to $200,000. The library has

been setting aside money for years and currently

has $175,000 earmarked for a new bookmobile.

Library Director Kelly Steckler said purchase of

a new bookmobile may be a year or two off and

that it’s important to keep outreach programs

going to those in communities that don’t have

libraries where they live.


Summer Institute at VCSU

Valley City State University will, for the third

consecutive summer, hold a Summer Institute

for students enrolled in the VCSU Master

of Education program with a Library and

Information Technologies concentration. Each

year the Institute focuses on a specific library

issue, traveling to area schools and libraries for

field experience. In 2008, Institute attendees

completed collection analysis and library facility

comparisons by traveling to Moorhead and

Pelican Rapids, MN. Last summer the focus for

the Institute was on organizing collections with

attendees working at a prison library and a small

school classroom library located in Jamestown

and Fort Ransom, ND.

This year’s Institute will focus on the collaborative

development and presentation of information

literacy lessons. Strategies for presenting the

lessons to participants in the West Fargo (ND)

school district summer program are being

discussed.

The Summer Institute is co-sponsored by a

grant from the Institute of Museum and Library

Services (IMLS) and Valley City State University.

Donna James, director of Allen Memorial Library

at Valley City State University, is the Project

Director.

A New Library for Underwood?

On March 4, 2010, Underwood Library staff

presented their ideas for moving the current

library from City Hall to an old flower shop at

100 Lincoln Avenue. Such a move would provide

more space for library materials, a teen area,

and possibly, a coffee shop. It would also free

space in City Hall and garner more foot traffic

to the library from downtown. Not surprisingly,

cost is the biggest obstacle with an estimated

start-up cost of about $33,000 for the building,

improvements, furniture, etc. Another question

is whether there is enough community support to

make the change. Stay tuned.

Doings at the Valley City Barnes County Public

Library

For National Library Week, the Valley City Barnes

County Public Library presented flowers to the

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first man and woman patron each day in the adult

library and to the first patron in the children’s

department. Flowers were donated by Dakota

Rose, Bettin’s, and Bloom’N Craft Floral. The

open house on Wednesday, April 14, featured

bars, coffee, and visiting. The Friends of the

Library Chocolate and Salad Cookbook was also

on sale at a discounted price throughout the

week. Another annual event celebrated at the

library was the Spring Salad Luncheon on May

4. Board members, staff, volunteers, and Friends

members donated a variety of salads. For those

who couldn’t stay to eat, a take-out option was

available.

50 Years on the Road

The Ward County Public Library in Minot hosted

an open house on April 5, 2010, to celebrate

50 years on the road with the bookmobile. The

Kenmare Branch of the Ward County Public

Library also hosted an open house celebration on

April 26. Visitors could check out pictures and

stories from the early days of the bookmobile,

tour the current bookmobile and have their

picture taken with Bernice, sign up for door

prizes, and enjoy cake and coffee with library

staff and board members.

“A More Perfect Union” Bookshelf Award

For the second time, Wilkinson Elementary

School in Williston is one of 4,000 public and

school (K-12) libraries nationwide to receive the

“A More Perfect Union” Bookshelf Award. The

bookshelf is a collection of classic books for

young readers and is a project of the National

Endowment for the Humanities, conducted

in cooperation with the American Library

Association (ALA) Public Programs Office. The

goal of the program is to foster students’ natural

curiosity about their families, communities, state,

and nation. For complete information, visit http://

publicprograms.ala.org/bookshelf/index.php.

Readersville in Williston

The 18 th annual Readersville was held at the

Lewis and Clark Elementary School in Williston.

Some students call the event their favorite day

of the year. Students, teachers, and community

members all participate in Readersville, which

features events scattered around the school


highlighting books “considered by many to be

must-reads.”

World War II POW Exhibit

“Held in the Heartland: German POWs in the

Midwest, 1943-46”, a traveling exhibit that tells

the story of German POWs held in the United

States during World War II, made stops in 16

North Dakota communities during April and

May. Libraries, museums, and historical societies

helped coordinate the visits of the mobile

museum, or BUS-eum, from TRACES. TRACES

is “a non-profit educational organization created

to gather, preserve, and present stories of people

from the Midwest and Germany or Austria who

encountered each other during World War II. For

more information, visit TRACES at www.traces.

org/index.htm.

Welcome to NDLA!

Welcome to NDLA! New members since

the last issue of The Good Stuff are Maggie

Townsend (Crosby); Jada Goplin, Brandy

Arends, Amanda K. Bremmon, Amber Emery,

and Pam Rezac (Fargo); Will Martin (Grand

Forks); and Doris A. Bachmeier (Minot).

Membership Report

(as of May 10, 2010)

Compiled by Kathy Thomas

Membership Chair

Academic & Special Libraries Section 85

Health Sciences Information Section 29

Public Library Section 126

School Library & Youth Services Section 87

Government Documents Roundtable 29

New Members Roundtable 38

Technical Services Roundtable 42

Associate members 7

Institutional members 9

Student members 8

Trustees 37

New members 22

2009 members not yet renewed 100

Total members 292

Do you like to write?

Want to get published?

Consider joining The Good Stuff

Editorial Committee!

The Good Stuff is NDLA’s official magazine

and is published quarterly in an online-only

format. Several past issues (June 2003 – to

date) can be viewed on the NDLA website at

www.ndla.info.

If you are interested in being part of The

Good Stuff Editorial Committee (and we

hope you are!), contact Marlene Anderson,

chair, at Marlene.Anderson@bsc.nodak.edu;

701-224-5578.

See what’S new!

at DakotaBooknet.com

Mr. Wheat: U.S. Senator Milton R. Young – The first-ever biography of

North Dakota’s longest-serving U.S. Senator by Andrea Winkjer Collin and

Richard E. Collin.

Learning to Lead: The University of Mary, 1959-2009 – Tells the story

of a small group of monastic women who came to the state to share their

faith and serve the people of North Dakota, and established the state’s only

Catholic university.

Bismarck, D.T. – Great stories about the wild and wooly early days of

Bismarck by Kim Fundingsland.

The Haunted Wrestling Mansion – Located in Lincoln, North Dakota, this

professional wresting mystery by Michael E. Erickson centers on the battle

between darkness and light.

The Flame Imperishable: December's Children by Joe Becker – A

mystery involving a murder, demons and demon-killing angels that unfolds in

the shadow of the coming Armageddon.

Small Town Soldiers – A one-hour documentary about nine North Dakota

World War II veterans by filmmaker Cody Shimek.

North Dakota Counties, Towns and People, Volume 2 – More colorful

stories about the state's counties and towns by Joseph Gavett.

Enoch's Saga: Horsepower to Satellite In a Single Lifetime –

Memoirs of a lifetime of farming and public service by Northwood's

Enoch Thorsgard.

On Divine Assignment – The inspirational life of ministry and mission of

Pastor Marcus and Elva Mae Bakke by Virginia Dohms.

Also available! Dakota Stories I and Dakota Stories II by Lauraine

Snelling; If this Land Could Talk: Homesteading on the Northern

Plains by Judy Cook; North Dakota Wildlife Photos by Chet Nelson,

Curse of Al Capone's Gold by Mike Thompson and a large selection of

Germans from Russia books.

Order online at

www.dakotabooknet.com

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take a Look at our Books! * 701-222-0947


TechTips & More

Academic Earth, Ancestry Library Edition,

and North Dakota Genealogy Sources

Thanks to Johanna Bjork and Steve Axtman for

their contributions. Johanna tells us about some

informative video lectures and Steve shares

information about WWII United News Newsreels that

are available through Ancestry Library Edition as well

as some great sources for North Dakota genealogy

information.

Academic Earth

By Johanna Bjork, Reference & Instructional

Librarian, Bismarck State College Library

I am going through a series of very informative,

free lectures available on Academic Earth (http://

academicearth.org/). They really help me expand

my knowledge of areas I know little about and are

given by degree-carrying folks from Stanford and other

schools.

Karen’s Note: This site includes “Introduction to

Copyright Law” lectures. The lectures on this site are

videos.

Ancestry Library Edition

By Steve C. Axtman,

North Dakota State Library

Ancestry Library Edition, a genealogy research tool

created for library users, can be accessed from any

public or school library in North Dakota. It gives

researchers instant access to almost 7,000 databases

containing a wide range of genealogical and historical

resources.

One of the unique databases within Ancestry Library

Edition is the WWII United News Newsreels, 1942-

1946, which is found in the Military Collection. These

films are in very good condition and much of the

footage was taken by military combat photographers.

This database contains all 267 issues of the ‘United

News Newsreels” produced by the U.S. Office of War

Information (OWI) which was created during World

War II. For anyone interested in WWII topics, these

newsreels are excellent resources. They also come

with the following disclaimer: “Warning: Due to the

nature of war, some of the newsreels contain graphic

images. Viewer discretion is advised.”

Compiled by Karen Anderson, Editorial Committee Member

To access the WWII United News

Newsreels, 1942-1946:

(1) Click “Search” on the Ancestry

Library Edition home page,

then

(2) “Military” under “Browse

Records,”

(3) Below the “Search Military Records” search

box is a listing of all the military databases

contained within Ancestry Library Edition. Scroll

down through the list to the bottom until you

see WWII United News Newsreels, 1942-1946.

North Dakota Genealogy Resources

For excellent North Dakota genealogical resources,

visit these sites:

North Dakota Department of Health Vital Records

www.health.state.nd.us/vital/

This site provides information for obtaining certificates

and records for ND births, deaths, marriages and

divorces

ND Historical Society

http://history.nd.gov/

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Find pioneer biographies, naturalization records, land

office tract books, ND newspapers, Indian reservation

census records, links to ND genealogical resources,

and much more

Bureau of Land Management General Land Office

Records

www.glorecords.blm.gov/

Did your ancestors get 160 acres through the

Homestead Act? Search for land patents (land patents

document the transfer of land ownership from the

federal government to individuals). This website

also has links to many other sites for family history

research.

TechTips & More is a column that gives tips about

technology (TechTips) and other things that our

readers do in their libraries to make their lives a little

easier or more efficient (More). Please submit your tips

to Karen Anderson at karen_anderson@und.nodak.

edu.


(1) Click “Search”

WWII Newsreels

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(2) Click “Military”

(3) Scroll to the bottom of list


TREASURER'S REPORT

As of March 31, 2010 (End Treasurer's of 1st Quarter) Report

As of March 31, 2010 (End of 1st Quarter)

By Michael Safratowich, NDLA Treasurer

By Michael Safratowich, NDLA Treasurer

Editor’s note: Approved by electronic vote of the Executive Board on April 9, 2010.

CHECK BOOK 1/1/2010 $17,045.08

NDLA Funds $17,045.08

Beg. Balance Receipts Disbursements End. Balance

Annual Conference 2010

Annual Conference 2009

Book Sales $2,530.11 $31.00 $159.19 $2,401.92

Centennial Cookbook -$4,129.58 $108.00 $4.77 -$4,026.35

Dues 2010 $971.79 $6,737.00 $214.88 $7,493.91

HSIS Partner Account

Investment Account Transfers

$3,731.64 $3,731.64

Other receipts/disbursements $161.00 $2,891.85

NDLA Funds Subtotal $7,037.00 $3,270.69 $20,811.39

Check Book Balance 3/31/2010

********************************************************************************************************************

$20,811.39

INVESTMENT ACCOUNTS Beg. Balance Receipts Disbursements End. Balance

NDLA Bank Money Market Ready Cash $9,425.43

Interest

Deposits

Transfers

$1.16

$9,426.59

Professional Development Bank Money Market RC $23,798.54

Interest

Deposits

$2.72

Transfers $9,375.68

$14,425.58

NDLA CD

Transfers

$20,000.00

$20,000.00

Professional Development CD

Interest

$0.00

Transfers $20,000.00

$20,000.00

Rudser CD $10,000.00

Transfers $10,000.00

$0.00

Rudser Money Market Ready Cash $415.09

Interest $209.23

Transfers $624.32

$0.00

TOTAL investment accounts $63,848.29 $63,852.17

TOTAL EQUITY 3/31/2010 $84,663.56

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2009-2010 North Dakota Library Association Executive Board

PRESIDENT

Laurie McHenry

Thormodsgard Law Library

UND School of Law

2968 2nd Ave N Stop 9004

Grand Forks, ND 58202-9004

Phone: 701.777.3475

Fax: 701.777.4956

mchenry@law.und.edu

PRESIDENT-ELECT

Rita Ennen

Stoxen Library

Dickinson State University

166 S College Ave

Dickinson ND 58601-4605

Work Phone 701.483.2883

Fax 701.483.2006

Rita.Ennen@dickinsonstate.edu

PAST PRESIDENT

Phyllis Ann K. Bratton

Jamestown College Raugust

Library

6070 College Lane

Jamestown ND 58405-0002

Work Phone 701.252.3467

x 2433

Fax 701.253.4318

pbratton@jc.edu

SECRETARY

Chandra Hirning

Rasmussen College Library

1701 E Century Ave

Bismarck ND 58503-0658

Work Phone 701.530.9600

Fax 701.530.9604

chandra.hirning@rasmussen.edu

TREASURER

Michael Safratowich

UND Library of the Health

Sciences

Medical School Room 1300

501 N Columbia Rd Stop 9002

Grand Forks ND 58202-9002

Work Phone 701.777.2602

Fax 701.777.4790

msafrat@medicine.nodak.edu

ALA COUNCILOR

Shelby E. Harken

UND Chester Fritz Library

3051 University Ave, Stop 9000

Grand Forks ND 58202-9000

Work Phone 701.777.4634

Fax 701.777.3319

shelby.harken@und.edu

MPLA REPRESENTATIVE

Alfred L. Peterson

North Dakota State Library

604 E Boulevard Ave Dept 250

Bismarck ND 58505-0800

Work Phone 701.328.3495

Fax 701.328.2040

alpeterson@nd.gov

ACADEMIC & SPECIAL

LIBRARIES SECTION

Victor Lieberman

Chester Fritz Library

University of North Dakota

3051 University Ave Stop 9000

Grand Forks ND 58202-9000

Work Phone 701.777.4639

Fax 701.777.3319

victor.lieberman@und.edu

GOVERNMENT DOCUMENTS

ROUNDTABLE

Naomi Frantes

State Historical Society of North

Dakota

Archives & Historical Research

Library

612 E Boulevard Ave

Bismarck ND 58505-0830

Work Phone 701.328.2644

Fax 701.328.2650

nfrantes@nd.gov

HEALTH SCIENCE

INFORMATION SECTION

Travis Schulz

Medcenter One Health Sciences

Library

300 N 7th St.

Bismarck ND 58501

Work Phone 701.323.5391

Fax 701.323.6967

tschulz@mohs.org

NEW MEMBERS ROUNDTABLE

Sarah Devereaux

Bismarck Public Library

515 N 5th St

Bismarck ND 58501-4057

Work Phone 701.355.1485

Fax 701.221.3729

sdevereaux@cdln.info

PUBLIC LIBRARY SECTION

Toni Vonasek

Grand Forks Public Library

2110 Library Circle

Grand Forks ND 58201‐6324

Work Phone 701.772.8116

Fax 701.772.1379

toni.vonasek@und.edu

SCHOOL LIBRARY & YOUTH

SERVICES SECTION

Beth Greff

Mandan Middle School

2901 12th Ave NW

Mandan ND 58554-1642

Work Phone 701.663.7491

Fax 701.667.0984

Beth.Greff@msd1.org

All phone numbers are Area Code 701

TECHNICAL SERVICES

ROUNDTABLE

Elizabeth Jacobs

North Dakota State Library

604 E Boulevard Ave Dept 250

Bismarck ND 58505-0800

Work Phone 701.328.1860

Fax 701.328.2040

ejacobs@nd.gov

CONSTITUTION, BYLAWS &

POLICIES COMMITTEE

Kirsten Baesler

Pioneer School

1400 E. Bramen Ave

Bismarck ND 58501

Work Phone 701.221.3445

Kirsten_Baesler@bismarckschools.org

FINANCE COMMITTEE

Bonnie Krenz

Griggs County Library

PO Box 546

Cooperstown ND 58425-0546

Work Phone 701.797.2214

gcpubliclibrary@mlgc.com

INTELLECTUAL FREEDOM

COMMITTEE

Christine Kujawa

Bismarck Public Library

515 N 5th St

Bismarck ND 58501-4081

Work Phone 701.355.1496

Fax 701.355.1500

ckujawa@cdln.info

LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE

Kelly M. Steckler

Morton Mandan Public Library

609 W Main St

Mandan ND 58554-3149

Work Phone 701.667.5365

Fax 701.667.5368

ksteckler@cdln.info

NOMINATIONS & ELECTIONS

COMMITTEE

Sandi L. Bates

Harley E. French Library of the

Health Sciences

University of North Dakota

501 N. Columbia Rd Stop 9002

Grand Forks ND 58202‐9002

Work Phone 701.777. 2166

Fax 701.777.3994

sbates@medicine.nodak.edu

MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE

Kathryn Thomas

NDSU Library

PO Box 5599

Fargo ND 58105-5599

Work Phone 701.231.8863

Fax 701.231.7138

Kathryn.Thomas@ndsu.edu

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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

COMMITTEE

Lori K. West

Fargo Public Library

102 3rd St North

Fargo ND 58102-2138

Work Phone 701.476.5977

Fax 701.476.5981

lwest@cityoffargo.com

PUBLIC RELATIONS COMMITTEE

Cathy A. Langemo

WritePlus Inc.

205 E Arbor Ave Apt 112-G

Bismarck ND 58504-5717

Work Phone 701-527-7948

cathyl@bis.midco.net

THE GOOD STUFF EDITORIAL

COMMITTEE

Marlene Anderson

Bismarck State College Library

PO Box 5587

Bismarck ND 58506-5587

Work Phone 701.224.5578

Fax 701.224.5551

Marlene.Anderson@bsc.nodak.edu

ExECUTIVE SECRETARY

Cathy A. Langemo

WritePlus Inc.

205 E Arbor Ave Apt 112-G

Bismarck ND 58504-5717

Work Phone 701-527-7948

cathyl@bis.midco.net

ARCHIVIST/HISTORIAN

Rachel White

State Historical Society of North

Dakota

Archives & Historical Research

Library

612 E Boulevard Ave

Bismarck ND 58505-0830

Work Phone 701.328.3571

Fax 701.328.2650

rewhite@nd.gov

STATE LIBRARIAN

Doris A. Ott

North Dakota State Library

604 E Boulevard Ave Dept 250

Bismarck ND 58505-0800

Work Phone 701.328.2492

Fax 701.328.2040

dott@nd.gov

WEB EDITOR

Theresa Norton

UND Library of the Health Sciences

Medical School Room 1300

501 N Columbia Rd Stop 9002

Grand Forks ND 58202-9002

Work Phone 701.777.2946

Fax 701.777.4790

tnorton@medicine.nodak.edu

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