Director of State Library Services Nancy Walton to Retire at End of the Summer

MALF wants to take a moment to congratulate Nancy Walton, State Librarian and Director of State Library Services, on her upcoming retirement – and on a tremendously fruitful career in public service. Walton announced her retirement earlier this month; after a transition period, she will step down from her role at the end of August.

Walton has worked with Minnesota libraries and on library policy issues for over two decades. “Nancy [has been a] tireless advocate for libraries, data privacy, library broadband access, literacy, and life-long learning,” said Library Development & Continuing Education Specialist Mary Ann Van Cura. “Her personal and professional commitment has resulted in high service to Minnesota.”

Her distinguished career also includes as highlights time spent as librarian/manager at institutions in Maryland, California… and Morocco!

In Walton’s honor, State Library Services is holding a celebration 1-3 p.m. Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at the Minnesota Dept. of Education in Roseville. Library staff and advocates from across the state are invited to attend! Click here to RSVP. (Reservations are not strictly required, but are of great assistance to the event planners.) If needed, click here for directions.