Kentucky’s State Librarian Wayne Onkst Retires
From The Courier-Journal:
After serving the commonwealth of Kentucky as state librarian and commissioner of the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives for nine years, Wayne Onkst has retired.
Onkst’s career spanned 36 years of serving the public through providing and promoting quality library services and life-long educational opportunities for all ages. He led Kenton County Public Library for seven years.
Onkst began his career in libraries as a shelver at the Laurel County Public Library. After completing a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Kentucky and a master’s degree in library science from the UK School of Library and Information Science, he became a librarian in the Kenton County Public Library system.
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