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Published on Nov 26, 2019
On Saturday, October 19, 2019, Darien Library hosted the Friends of the Library for the Annual Meeting. Our special guest was Ken Wiggin, Connecticut State Librarian. Jump to 18:50 to see Mr. Wiggin's presentation.
Friends of the Darien Library cordially invite you to the Annual Meeting.
Ken Wiggin, the Connecticut State Librarian, will provide his unique perspective on the important role of libraries in a changing world.
Prior to Ken's presentation, learn about the year's developments from Kevin Gasvoda, President of the Board. Election of officers and new trustee nominations for the 2019-2020 year will be held.
Refreshments will be served.
About the Presenter Kendall F. Wiggin was appointed State Librarian in October 1998 becoming the 10th State Librarian in the 150 year history of the Connecticut State Library.The State Librarian is appointed by the State Library Board and serves as the chief administrative officer of the Board. The State Librarian is the administrative office of the State Library and administers, coordinates, and supervises the Library. (C.G.S. Sec. 11-1).
A graduate of the Simmons Graduate School of Library & Information Science, Mr. Wiggin has served as Connecticut State Librarian since October 1998. Prior to arriving in Connecticut, Mr. Wiggin had worked in academic and public libraries in New Hampshire where he also served as State Librarian for eight years. Over the past 16 years Mr. Wiggin has worked closely with the Association of Connecticut Library Boards, Connecticut Library Association, the Connecticut Library Consortium, the Friends of Connecticut Libraries, and others to advance library service to the citizens of Connecticut.