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An Infopeople Webinar

April 8th, 2008 12:00 PM
1:00 PM

Presenters: Susan Hildreth and Stacey Aldrich Photo of Stacey AldrichPhoto of Susan Hildreth

This webinar will last approximately an hour. There is no charge for this Infopeople webinar. Pre-registration is not required.

Note: This is the first time that the State Library has done a webinar (voice and PowerPoint, no video). If you have not attended an Infopeople webinar, as opposed to a webcast, you need to run the set-up wizard before you will be able to access the presentation, so be sure to allow time to do that.

What is happening at the California State Library? What new services or grant opportunities may be forthcoming from Library Development Services?

In this webinar, Susan Hildreth, State Librarian, will provide an update on the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant program and give highlights of current State Library activities. She will be joined by Deputy State Librarian Stacey Aldrich, who will get you thinking about the future of reference! Both presenters will be available for live questions and answers.

Susan Hildreth. Recognizing her distinguished 30-year career as a leader in public libraries, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger appointed Susan Hildreth State Librarian of California in July 2004. She oversees the California State Library's support of California libraries and cultural institutions as they work for the continued intellectual, technological, and cultural growth of California's diverse populations. Previously, Susan was the City Librarian of San Francisco and Deputy City Librarian. Active in professional associations throughout her career, Hildreth is the immediate past president of the Public Library Association (PLA). She has been a member of the PLA Board of Directors and an at-large member of the elected governing Council of the American Library Association. She also is a long-time member of the California Library Association for which she served as president and treasurer.

Stacey Aldrich. Recently appointed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger as the Deputy State Librarian of the California State Library. Before that she was 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.

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Webinars are free of charge and registration is only done on the day of the event on the WebEx server. No passwords are required.

  • Speaker's slides
    • Susan Hildreth - ppt [549kb] - pdf (3 slides per page) [184kb]
    • Stacey Aldrich - ppt [7.8mb] - pdf (3 slides per page) [1.04mb]

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