Pat Harris Bill Strader Mike Jaugstetter
Doris Ott Hulen Bivens Mary Soucie
STATE LIBRARIANS – ODIN years
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.