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Thursday, September 26 • 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Hot Topics- Things I Wish They Had Told Me Before I Became a Librarian

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Five librarians will share their experiences as a series of hot topic presentations.


Traci Lund

Director, Divide County Public Library
To be honest, I never in my wildest dreams would have thought I would be a “librarian”.  I was going to be a hot shot in the corporate world living and working in a high-rise building in a metropolis.  Well, luckily enough, some dreams are not meant to come true. And what I... Read More →

Kerrianne Boetcher

Library Director, Ward County Public Library
Kerrianne Boetcher has been the Library Director at the Ward County Public Library since 2012. She loves working in a library and being a part of NDLA.
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Arnessa Dowell

Information Services Director, Grand Forks Public Library
After almost 20 years in the library profession, Arnessa Dowell’s experiences range from being a Page to sitting in three different Library Director’s chairs.  Since receiving her MLS from North Carolina Central University in 2011, Ms. Dowell has used the library as a platform... Read More →

Timothy S. Dirks

Director, Fargo Public Library
Tim Dirks been the Director of the Fargo Public Library since January of 2008.  He has also served as Director for the Marinette County Consolidated Public Library Service in Marinette County Wisconsin and the Elm Grove Public Library in Elm Grove Wisconsin. He holds a Masters of... Read More →

Mary Soucie

State Librarian, North Dakota State Library
Mary Soucie has been the North Dakota State Librarian for seven years and a librarian for over 25 years. She has experience with grant writing and grant reviewing. Her hobbies include reading, paper crafting and going to Bismarck Larks baseball games.

Thursday September 26, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Ballroom F 805 E. Beaton Dr., West Fargo, ND 58078
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