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Old becomes new California State Library digitizes 3-D images from 1800s
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- Gary Kurutz honored by SF History Association
- CSL at the State Fair
- Library named a top “haunted attraction.”
- California Invites the World: The 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition


Gerald Maginnity appointed Deputy State Librarian

Gerald Maginnity has been appointed Deputy State Librarian at the California State Library, where he will continue to be instrumental in implementing policies and programs under the new State Librarian, Greg Lucas. Mr. Maginnity, who has been with CSL since 2005, served as Acting State Librarian from 2012 - 2014. He previously held the title of Bureau Chief of Library Development Services at CSL. His extensive library background includes supervisor and coordinator positions with Mountain Valley Library System, Fresno County Free Library, Solano County Library, the Serra Cooperative Library System, and Lassen County. Mr. Magginnity led considerable language skills to his work with the California Region 2 of the U.S. Department of Education Migrant Education Program, and at the Insituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Mexico. He is a member of La Asociacion de Bibliotecarios de Baja California, the California Library Association, and the American Library Association. Maginnity earned a Master of Science degree in library science from the University of Western Ontario.

Yosemite exhibit in the Annex
Gary Kurutz is curating an exhibit celebrating the sesquicentennial of the Yosemite Grant, when President Lincoln signed an act of Congress turning over Yosemite Valley to the State of California. More >>

Asian Art exhibit at the Sutro Library. Adolph Sutro’s collection of Asian art is on exhibit at the Sutro Library through June. More>>


Foundation acquires rare lithograph in memory of Elizabeth “Liz” Gibson >>

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announces appointment of Greg Lucas as State Librarian >>

Spotlight: California State Library Grand Reopening >>

New book for sale "California and the Camera." >>

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