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Panel OKs State Librarian Despite Initial Concerns

“The son of a former California Supreme Court justice won approval Wednesday from a state Senate panel as the new state librarian after initial concerns that he had never worked in the field and had no formal training as a librarian when he was nominated. Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown named Greg Lucas of Sacramento to the $143,000-a-year post in March. State law requires the appointee to be a technically trained librarian, and Lucas said he began taking an online master’s degree library science class this month from San Jose State University.” (via AP)

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Randy Riley chosen to be [Michigan’s] next state librarian

“A 24-year veteran at the Library of Michigan will be the next state librarian.Randy Riley will succeed Nancy Robertson, who is retiring this week after almost a decade in the role. Riley is called a “librarian’s librarian” by state Superintendent Mike Flanagan, who made the announcement on Monday. Riley is recognized as a leading family history librarian in the United States.” (via AP)

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