Doris Ott Interview
Doris Ott served for eight years as North Dakota State Librarian (2002-2010).
A native of Carson, ND, Ott graduated from Dickinson State University, and earned her MLS from
George Peabody College (now, Vanderbilt University) in Nashville. She started her professional
librarian career as an Assistant Professor of Library Science at Dickinson State, was the first
librarian at Magic City Campus in Minot, and held positions at a school library and a public
library in Indiana before returning to North Dakota in 1986. From 1986-2002 she worked at the
North Dakota State Library and held various positions before being named State Librarian in 2002.
Interviewed by Sara Ring, Minitex, on September 10, 2010.
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