May 18, 2022

Albie Johnson, State Librarian of Massachusetts, Profiled by The Boston Globe

From The Boston Globe:

By the nature of her job as the state librarian of Massachusetts, [Albie] Johnson is always surrounded by historical treasures.


Many of the documents kept in the vault have been, or are being, digitized. Many are brought out for public display. Part of her job, Johnson says, is to make sure these treasures are accessible. But it also is her duty to keep them safe and secure for the next generations.


The State Library was created by an act of the Legislature in 1826, but its collections were already being gathered as early as 1811 in the State House, a building that opened more than a decade earlier.


Johnson, who has been state librarian since 2007 and has a staff of 11, spends time in several other spaces, too.

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See Also: State Library of Massachusetts Website

See Also: State Library of Massachusetts Digital Repository

See Also: State Library of Massachusetts Items (via Digital Commonwealth)

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