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Congratulations to our state librarian Julie Walker as she begins her term as president of the Chief Officers of State Library Agencies (COSLA).

“I am thrilled to be taking up this position at this exciting time in the organization’s history,” said Walker. “As we complete our new strategic plan, COSLA is poised to be stronger and more impactful than ever.”

Walker is assuming the presidency after serving a two-year term as vice president.

From the COSLA website: COSLA is an independent organization of the principal library officials in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and two territories, responsible for statewide library development. Its mission is to provide leadership on issues of common concern and national interest; to further state library agency relationships with federal government and national organizations; and to initiate cooperative action for the improvement of library services to the people of the United States.

Read COSLA’s press release here.