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Rod Rudser Memorial Continuing Education Grant

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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, Kaye. 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.


  • 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.
  • A portion of expenses (dependent upon the NDLA budget) will be reimbursed upon completion of travel.

  • Awardee and NDLA will enter into a written contract regarding completion of conditions.

Past Awardees

2004Marvia Boettcher
Sally Dockter
2003 Mary Jo Lorenz 

2002 Mary Bianco 

2000Donna James 

1999 Konnie Wightman 

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