A Kodiak librarian was recently appointed by Governor Sean Parnell to the state Libraries Advisory Council. The council advises the state library administration on development and evaluation of library services in Alaska.
Peggy Holm is the Director of the Carolyn Floyd Library at Kodiak College. She will fill the seat on the libraries council reserved for a representative of a rural library.
Holm-who comes from a well-known Kodiak fishing family-said she came to the library field as a second career.
— ( Library Appointment 1 :44 sec "I kind of decided…it was a dandy.")
Holm later took a position at the college library, which allowed her to move back home to Kodiak.
Holm said she is especially looking forward to working with the Alaska State Library in Juneau and learning more about the programs it provides libraries around the state.
— (Library Appointment 2 :12 sec "I have always admired…is pretty amazing.")
Services provide by the state library include downloadable audio books, which the Kodiak library recently began providing to residents, and tutors who help students around the state do homework by live on-line chatting.