ND Series Co-Authored by U-Mary Professors Receives National Library Document Award


Bismarck, ND-Habitats of North Dakota, co-authored by U-Mary Associate Professor in Education Dr. Gwyn Herman and U-Mary Adjunct Professor Laverne Johnson, has been named to the 2009 Notable Government Documents list. The May 15, 2010, issue of Library Journal announced that the five-volume series had been selected by the American Library Association's GODORT (Government Documents Round Table) Notable Documents Panel for this honor. This series was one of three winners of the North Dakota Library Association's 2009 Notable Document Award last fall and one of two North Dakota state documents recognized on the national list.

Habitats of North Dakota was published by the North Dakota Center for Distance Education in collaboration with the North Dakota Game and Fish Department to promote teaching and learning about wildlife conservation and resource management. Habitats of North Dakota consists of the following five books: Badlands, Prairie, Riparian Areas, Wetlands and Woodlands. This year's list of Notable Government Documents includes titles on history, government policy, mental and physical health, biology, global warming, and environmental protection, and other topics.

In addition to Habitats of North Dakota, Herman and Johnson have authored six other North Dakota Studies books, which are currently being utilized by students in schools throughout the state. All of the North Dakota Studies materials are available at www.ndstudies.org.