Stacey Aldrich was appointed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger on November 13, 2009 to be State Librarian of the California State Library. Stacey was Acting State Librarian for much of 2009, and from 2007-2008 was Deputy State Librarian. Before coming to California, Stacey had the great opportunity to be the Assistant Director of the Omaha Public Library System. Before Omaha, she was the Deputy State Librarian at the Maryland State Department of Education, where her primary responsibility was to oversee the implementation of statewide projects. While in MD, Stacey played an active role in developing programs, conferences, and discussions to help public libraries generate ideas, conversations, and innovative programming around future thinking.