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Name: Mary
Title: State Librarian
Organization: State of North Dakota
Address: 604 East Boulevard Ave
Dept 250
City: Bismarck
State: ND
Zip Code: 58505-0800
Phone: (701) 328-4654
Fax: (701) 328-2040
Appointment Date: 1/6/2014
Committee Assignments: n/a


Library Agency Homepage:
Virtual Library:
State Home Page:
Governor: Doug Burgum
Library Association:
Friends of the Library Association:
Trustee Association:
Other State Library Links:


Link to IMLS Public Library Statistics Webpage:

Year the data below was released: 2008
URL for Statewide Public Library Statistics:
Population: 634,366
Number of Public Libraries: 93
Total Circulation: 4,116,918
Circulation Per Capita: $6.97
Total Library Operating Income: $12,831,927
Total Expenditures: $12,701,789
Expenditures per capita:$20.38
State Support:$600,00
Total Construction Funding:
Materials Loaned to other Libraries: 65,041


Link to IMLS State Library Statistics Webpage:

Year the data below was released: 2009
Governance Structure: Report to Department of Public Instruction
Library Legislation:
NDCC 54-24-03;54-24-03.1;54-24-07;54-24- 08;54- 24-09; 54-24-01.1
Library Standards:

Allied and Other Special Operations:
Statewide Projects: cataloging for statewide online catalog; interlibrary loan program; State Document Depository Program; and talking book and radio reading service for persons with disabilities. Library for unserved or underserved North Dakotans and backup reference service for North Dakota librarians. Facilitation of statewide contracts.
Number of Service Outlets: One
Collections: Talking Book Collection: 58,442 titles, 64,573 copies. State Documents: 26,213 titles, plus 1,770 titles online. General Collection: 130,042 titles
Staff: 30 FTE; 3 temporary (full time);1 temporary (part time).
Income: $2.8 M
Expenditures: $2.8 M
Employment Opportunities:


LSTA Five Year Plan:
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