Kansas State Librarian to Retire

By: AP
By: AP

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ State Librarian Christie Brandau will retire June 1, and Gov. Kathleen Sebelius will name her replacement.

Brandau has been state librarian since 2005 and previously was state librarian in Michigan. Before that she served in libraries in Iowa. She retires after 35 years in the profession.

As state librarian, Brandau promoted new services such as HomeworkKansas, an Internet-based tutoring program available to all state residents; Audiobooks Music and More, a statewide downloadable audiobooks program; and staffing for the State Data Center, which provides statistical information.

Brandau also initiated development of a certification program for library administrators and trustees to improve the quality of local library services.

Deputy Director Marc Galbraith will serve as head of the agency during the interim.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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