On behalf of the Oregon State Library
Oregon State Library
250 Winter Street NE, Salem, Oregon 97301-3950
For Immediate Release
February 24, 2012
Contact: Sam Hall, Chair, Oregon State Library Board of Trustees
Twyla Lawson, Oregon Department of Administrative Services
State Library Board of Trustees Announces New Oregon State Librarian
MaryKay Dahlgreen appointed as Oregon State Librarian
Salem — The Oregon State Library Board of Trustees announced today the appointment of MaryKay Dahlgreen as State Librarian. Dahlgreen has served as the Interim State Librarian since the former State Librarian, Jim Scheppke, retired in late 2011. Her new role is effective March 1, 2012.
Ms. Dahlgreen’s background includes working at the Oregon State Library for over sixteen years as Library Development Program Manager and Youth Services Consultant, and prior to that working in the King County Library System in Seattle, Washington. She holds a master’s degree in librarianship from the University of Washington and a bachelor of arts in liberal studies from Western Washington University.
“MaryKay’s extensive knowledge and combined expertise with library services, including her experience in early childhood literacy, will prove invaluable in leading the State Library into the future,” said Sam Hall, Chair, Oregon State Library Board of Trustees.
The Oregon State Library provides quality information services to Oregon state government; reading materials to blind and print-disabled Oregonians; and leadership, grants, and other assistance to improve library service for all Oregonians.