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30 Year Celebration - State Librarians


                 Pat Harris                                                 Bill Strader                                  Mike Jaugstetter



                   Doris Ott                                                  Hulen Bivens                                  Mary Soucie



            1987-1991       Pat Harris

            1992-1995       Bill Strader

            1996-2000       Mike Jaugstetter

            2001-2010       Doris Ott

            2011-2013       Hulen Bivens

            2014-present  Mary Soucie


North Dakota’s State Librarian is responsible for leading staff & our great state as the preeminent repository of information & access in our region.  The North Dakota State Library was established in 1907 and specializes in information services to state agencies and the general population of North Dakota.  Joseph C. Linnertz served as “acting director” in the absence of a State Librarian “in residence” during the ODIN years.  Each of the distinguished individuals above had great vision and ideas.  Mary Soucie, the current state librarian, promotes a vision of excellence that fits in well with North Dakota ideals.  She & her staff are doing a fine job of canvassing the state and assisting library boards, staff and the general public on information & access needs to strengthen their community ties.


ODIN salutes all North Dakota State Librarians and their staffs.