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Indiana state librarian announces retirement

– The Indiana state librarian is retiring to pursue new interests.

Roberta Brooker will complete seven years as the state librarian on Dec. 27. She began work at the State Library 25 years ago as a reference librarian.

As state librarian she oversaw the external affairs of the library, which include providing library services to Indiana residents and the state government, encouraging and supporting the development of the library profession, and strengthening the services of publicly and privately supported libraries in the state. She is also was in charge of maintaining a 2.5 million-item collection of Indiana and federal materials and one of the largest genealogy collections in the Midwest.

The Indiana Library & Historical Board will conduct a nationwide search for Brooker’s replacement.

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