CT State Librarian to Speak on Role of Libraries at Darien Library Annual Meeting Oct 19

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Friends of the Darien Library cordially invite you to their annual meeting from 5 to 6 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 19.

Ken Wiggin, the Connecticut state librarian, will speak at the event, providing his unique perspective on the important role of libraries in a changing world.

an announcement from Darien Library

Before 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. The meeting takes place in the Community Room.

Refreshments will be served.

About the Presenter

Kendall F. Wiggin was is the 10th state librarian in the 150 year history of the Connecticut State Library.

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Connecticut State Librarian Kendall Wiggin will speak at the annual meeting of Friends of Darien Library on Oct. 19.

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 officer of the State Library and administers, coordinates, and supervises the library.

A graduate of the Simmons Graduate School of Library & Information Science, Wiggin has served as the state librarian since October 1998.

Prior to arriving in Connecticut, 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, 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.

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