May 16, 2021

Unexpected: Oregon's State Librarian Nominee Resigns

From The Statesman Journal (Salem, OR): The hiring of Oregon’s new state librarian has unraveled with the resignation of a library official selected to move into the leadership post Jan. 1. Robert Hulshof-Schmidt, manager of the library’s Government Research Services division, was selected in October to succeed Jim Scheppke, who has said he plans to […]

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 […]