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CLA Annual 2014

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Governor Appoints CA Library Services Board Member

9/18/14 - SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments. Connie Williams, 63, of Petaluma, has been appointed to the California Library Services Board. Williams has been a teacher librarian at Petaluma High School since 2008. [read more]

Full Senate Confirms State Librarian On A Vote Of 32-0

8/25/14 - On Friday afternoon, the California State Senate officially voted to approve and confirm Governor Brown’s nomination of Greg Lucas as California State Librarian on a strong vote of 32-0.  No further action is needed beyond the Senate vote, and the ratification of the appointment becomes official, effective immediately
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Senate Rules Committee Confirms Greg Lucas As State Librarian 

8/22/14 - Wednesday afternoon the powerful Senate Rules Committee met at the State Capitol to consider and vote on the Governor’s Appointment of Greg Lucas as the State Librarian.  The five member committee, headed by the Senate President pro Tem of the Senate approved the nomination on a bi-partisan vote of 5-0, and the pro Tem will now bring that recommendation to the full Senate Floor for a vote in the coming days.  Due to the strong vote out of committee, Mr. Lucas will most assuredly be approved by the full Senate. [read more]

CLA 2014 President's Award: Peter Booth Wiley 

8/15/14 - CLA is proud to present  its 2014 President's Award to library champion, author and publisher Peter Booth Wiley, Chair of Wiley & Sons. Mr. Wiley knocked out his first publication, “The Wiley Herald,” on an old Remington when he was still in grade school. Among the toys given to him by his parents was a children’s library kit. From there he progressed to his high school and college newspapers and more.....[read more]

CLA 2014 Keynote Speaker: Daniel Handler

8/14/14 - We are delighted yet disturbed to welcome celebrated author Daniel Handler as Keynote Speaker of this year's CLA Annual Conference in Oakland this fall!! As you know, Mr. Handler has strongly supported libraries and literacy efforts, and most recently created and awarded the ALA Lemony Snicket Annual Prize for Noble Librarians Faced With Adversity, celebrating "the joyous importance of librarians."  Listen closely as this San Francisco raconteur leans in to tell tales of change. Closer... closer.... Now click [here]