May 29, 2022

Oregon: "State Librarian Jim Scheppke Leaves a Lasting Legacy"

From the Statesman-Journal (Salem, OR):

If you’ve downloaded an audiobook from Library2Go or taken your preschooler to storytime or relaxed in Stayton’s spacious new library, you have been touched by the career of State Librarian Jim Scheppke.

He’ll retire in December after 25 years with the Oregon State Library, including 20 as its leader.

Two of the state library’s missions are largely invisible to most Oregonians: providing information to state government and reading materials to blind and print-disabled people.

It’s the third task — helping improve library service for all — that has made Scheppke’s influence felt throughout the state.

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