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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 committee that may benefit the library community of North Dakota.

Each year, one awardee may be granted up to $1250.

2023 Grant

The 2023 grant application period will open on October 3, 2022. Applications will close at the end of the day on January 6, 2023.


  • Applicants must be a current member of NDLA and have been a member of NDLA for the past two years.
  • Applicants must be residents of or employed in North Dakota.
  • Applicants do not need to currently be employed in a library.
  • Applicants are required to submit the following documentation along with the application:
    • detailed budget of expected expenses,
    • narrative describing personal growth and career development expectations from the proposed program, and
    • printed materials that describe the program.
  • Applicants may not receive more than one grant within any 24-month period.
  • Awardee agrees to submit an evaluative report to the NDLA Executive Board about how the grant was used. The report will also be published in The Good Stuff. Grant money will be awarded after the evaluative report has been received by the NDLA President. A copy of CEU certificate or letter of recognition should accompany the report, if applicable.
  • Awardee and NDLA will enter into a written contract regarding completion of conditions.


Past Awardees

Year  Awardee(s)
2018 Randi Monley
KeliAnn McDonald
Anne Mostad-Jensen 


Kathy Vander Vorst
James Nyland
Mary Lorenz 


Carrie Scarr
Mary Sand 


Janet Anderson
Bonnie Krenz


Laura Trude
Mary Markland
Kathy Waldera
Patricia Fisher


Phyllis Bratton
Christine Kujawa
Carrie Scarr
Fargo Public Library
Aubrey M. Madler
Sandi L. Bates


Sandi L. Bates 


Sarah Devereaux
Wendy Wendt
Carrie Scarr
UND Center for Rural Health
Kirsten Baesler 


Laurie McHenry
Kathleen Spencer
Beverly Clouse
Lori K. West 


Donna James
Celeste Ertelt
Johanna McClay 


Rachel White
Erin Smith
Fargo Public Library 

2004  Sheri Sandwick 


Christine Kujawa
Jeanne Narum
Alfred Peterson 


Kelly Steckler
Karen M. Chobot
Suzanne Morrison

2000  Marvia Boettcher


Shelby Harken
Jean Hearn
Konnie Wightman 


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