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State Librarian Update
Library "champion" Barbara Will
CSL website better for online customers
CSL welcomes Aldrich, applauds Robertson and St. Mary careers
Transforming life after 50
Leadership program
CSL offers specialized service to Dept. of Mental Health
CRB researcher studies student readiness for careers
New and renovated library openings around the state
CFB wins 2007 national award
State Spotlight: New! Department of Public Health
CCLPEP grant recipients
CCHE project: Angels Flight Railroad
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CSL e-rate expert "there" for County Librarian

I appreciate the efforts of Rush Brandis with regard to e-rate and the move to Calnet II. He really looks out for us. It is such a relief to know that someone with Rush's knowledge and commitment is there for consultation.

Cathy Sanford, Deputy County Librarian/Support Services, 
Contra Costa County Library

CSL’s Kurutz delivers “knock-out” presentation in South Pasadena

I am writing to praise…Mr. Gary Kurutz, who was the keynote speaker at our Volunteer Recognition Luncheon. Gary delivered a knockout presentation called “Southern California for Health, Wealth, and Sunshine: The Role of Boomers and Boosters in the Development of the Golden State.” Our large audience greatly appreciated his incredible knowledge, speaking talent, warmth, and humor and many asked for a reading copy of his presentation. Among those requestors was our newly-appointed Mayor Michael Cacciotti. Gary wove in some wonderful details about South Pasadena and the Raymond Hotel that personalized the presentation too. I don’t think we could have gotten a better presenter for the program.

Steve Fjeldsted, City Librarian, 
South Pasadena Public Library.

CSL Library Development Services team assists in “myriad” ways

I have appreciated the [California State Library’s] Library Development Services staff over the 22 years (13 as County Librarian) I’ve been here at Tehama County Library. To a person, they have been courteous and always ready to help solve problems or assist in a myriad of ways. The workshops and forums have been invaluable in helping me to provide more effective library services to citizens.

Ray Schroff, County Librarian, 
Tehama County Library

Government Publications head librarian does “outstanding work” on California state portal

Portion of letter to Kris Ogilvie, manager of California State Library Government Publications section, from J. Clark Kelso, Chief Information Officer of the state of California lauding Ogilvie’s contribution to the redesign of the state’s web portal:

This letter recognizes and congratulates you on your outstanding work and contributions to the State CIO’s Web Site Refresh Project. Your dedication, usability and information architecture skills, and hard work contributed to this project’s success.

In September 2006, the State CIO’s Office requested your assistance with this project on a part time basis. On January 10, 2007, we finalized the Charter and on April 13 we released to production the new site. In addition to refreshing it and giving it the new approved look and feel, the team created a site that as Stephen Clemons from San Diego County said “…I am REALLY impressed... Everything is easy to get to, and find, and is a good reflection of Clark's professionalism. …Again excellent, the team should be really proud of the web site, and the work you are doing… It is also so good to see that the content on the site is current and relevant. So many CIO sites have old outdated information.”

Thank you for making a significant difference by delivering a new State CIO web site that as Cathilea Robinett from eRepublic said today “… looks very clean and functional, my favorite kind of sites. Well done to the team!”

J. Clark Kelso, Chief Information Officer, 
State of California






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