Don’t Miss Thursdays with CLA: June 18th at 12/Noon

Tune in to “Thursdays with CLA” on Thursday, June 18 at Noon at!

Join CLA President with special guest California State Librarian Greg Lucas in a no-holds barred conversation on how things are going with our State Librarian.

Robert will be asking Greg what he feels his proudest accomplishments are after one year on the job, some of his unexpected/unforeseen challenges, his vision for libraries in California moving forward, what he *really* thinks about library school, and most important, what song he will be performing at the CLA conference in November (in connection with our Million Reader Challenge.) Plus you will have the opportunity to tweet your questions to Greg @ #CLAReimagine. This one should get interesting…

And in case you missed them, previous Thursdays with CLA editions are worth watching:


Infopeople congratulates California’s new State Librarian Stacey Aldrich!

From the Governor’s press release:

“Stacey is truly an expert in her field and California is lucky to have her as the state librarian,” said Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. “She’s the perfect person to maintain the excellent quality of services and access to accurate and up-to-date information Californians expect and receive every time they visit our library.”

Since February, she has served as acting state librarian for the California State Library and previously served as deputy state librarian from 2007 to 2009. Aldrich was assistant director of the Omaha Public Library from 2005 to 2007, branch chief of public libraries and state networking at the Maryland State Department of Education from 2002 to 2005 and senior associate of Coates and Jarratt in 2000. Prior to that, she was a staff development coordinator at the Maryland State Department of Education from 1996 to 2002 and an information technology librarian for the Hood College Library from 1992 to 1996.

“I am honored and excited for the opportunity to take on the position of state librarian,” said Stacey Aldrich. “I will use my experience to uphold the California State Library’s tradition of preserving our history and connecting Californians to the information they need to be successful.”