May 18, 2022

Raymond Santiago, Director of Miami-Dade Public Library System, Announces Retirement Effective August 1, 2014

From The Miami Herald:

Raymond Santiago, who has headed the library department for 16 years, will step down effective Aug. 1, he said Wednesday.

Santiago said he is departing because he is turning 65 and has been working in county government for 24 years — and not because of the budget crunch that has put library branches and jobs at risk.


While he plans to remain active in national and international library circles, Santiago said he hopes to spend his retirement traveling and visiting with his grandchildren.

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