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A look at the November CLA reception at the California State Library

The California State Library on Sacramento’s Capitol Mall was lit up Sunday, November 12 when over 400 guests from the California Library Association’s annual conference joined State Librarian Susan Hildreth and many other members of the California State Library community for a 2 hour evening gala hosted by the California State Library Foundation and Infopeople.

The conference reception in the Stanley Mosk Library and Courts Building took place in the Memorial Entrance Vestibule, the State Librarian’s office, Gillis Hall and the “old” Circulation and Catalog Room.  Reception guests were particularly taken with the grandeur of the State Librarian’s office and the immense Maynard Dixon murals covering many of the public walls.  Rivkah Sass of the Omaha Public Library called the building “incredible,” and said the “physical space of the State Librarian’s office befits the position.”


California State Library Foundation Information table outside State Librarian's office.
 

 
"This building is amazing -- the murals are wonderful" 

-- Lizbeth Legaspi
 

 

(L to R) Lisbeth Legaspi, Camarena Memorial Library; Maria Barajas, Camarena Memorial Library; Graciela Cristerna, Imperial County Free Library.
 


CLA guests enjoy buffet in "old" circulation room.
 


F
ormer CSL staffer Joan Frye Willams 
and Tom Andersen.
 

Margaret Donnellan Todd, 
County of Los Angeles Public Library 
and Susan Hildreth.


Guests beneath Dixon Mural, Circulation Room.
 

 
"This building is like a museum." 

-- Diana Wu
 

 

(L to R) Alison Aruska, Mary Ann Trygg, Alan Archer, Nevada County Library.
 

L
ori Ayre, Galecia Group; Diana Wu, 
San Jose State University Library.
 


Katie Hagen, Yolo County Library, enjoys artwork outside State Librarian's office.
 

 
"Incredible!" 

-- Rivkah Sass
 

 

Jose Aponte, San Diego County Library; Rivkah Sass, Omaha Public Library.

 

Pictured at right,

Memorial Entrance 
Vestibule

 

(L to R) Connie Rynning, Woodcrest Library Riverside; Chris Berger, 
California State Library; Mary Ann Robinson, Sacramento City College Library.
 


Guests join Susan Hildreth in State Librarian's Office.
  

 

Buffet starts in "old" catalog section.
 
 

David Dodd, San Rafael Public Library; Danis Kreimeier, Yorba Linda Public Library.
 


Connie Costantino, San Jose State University Library and Gerry Maginnity, California State Library, in Memorial Entrance Vestibule.
 

 

(L to R) Gary Kurutz, Gary Strong, Tom Andersen enjoy reception.
 

 

California State Library lights up for CLA reception.
 

 

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