University of North Dakota Faculty/Staff Newsletter

Victor Lieberman leads North Dakota State Library Association

On Sept. 26, Victor Lieberman became President of the North Dakota Library Association (NDLA). As President, Mr. Lieberman leads the state’s largest library association. NDLA is composed of over 300 librarians and library employees from academic, public, school and special libraries and promotes library services throughout the state.

NDLA offers continuing education opportunities and supports educational and professional development throughout the year. It sponsors a conference each year for the membership. The Association is also an advocate for literacy granting several book awards and promotes intellectual freedom, responding to incidents in our state where reading and information access are threatened. NDLA has been active in North Dakota since 1906.

“I have participated in our state library association since first coming to North Dakota, and am very excited to work with its members and executive board this year to further libraries and our profession,” said Mr. Lieberman. “Like any professional society, its work is enriching to its members, and a rewarding activity for all those involved. I look forward to this upcoming year with our membership, and the many library issues and concerns NDLA will address in the coming months.”

Lieberman will serve as President through September 2014.

As Reference Librarian and Bibliographer in the Chester Fritz Library, Mr. Lieberman works with faculty and students in a number of university departments related to the social sciences. He provides instruction and develops the Library’s collection in support of the teaching and research programs in those departments. He has an M.S. in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a BA degree in Anthropology from the University of Chicago. He has worked at UND since 1999.