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Roster of State Librarians

Appointed by the Assembly

​Name
​Title
​Date
Benjamin Franklin
Clerk of the AssemblyDecember 5, 1745
Charles NorrisKeeper of the BooksDecember 26, 1754

Appointed by the Library Committee

​Name
​Title
​Dates
John Fisher
State Librarian1816-1819
William MusgraveState Librarian1819-1832
James WrightState Librarian1832-1839
George R. EspyState Librarian1839-1841
E. P. HughesState Librarian1841-1842
Henry K. StrongState Librarian1842-1845
Seth SalisburyState Librarian1845-1849
James JohnstonState Librarian1849-1850
Thomas C. MacDowellState Librarian1850-1852
James MartinState Librarian1852-1853
William T. SandersState Librarian1853-1854

Appointed by the Governor

​Name
​Title
​Dates
​Susan Banks​​Acting Deputy Secretary of Education, Commissioner of Libraries, and State Librarian​2021 to present​
​Glenn R. Miller
Deputy Secretary of Education, Commissioner of Libraries, and State Librarian
​2015-2021
Brian Dawson
Deputy Secretary of Education, Commissioner of Libraries, and State Librarian (Acting)
2015-2015
​Stacey A. Aldrich
​Deputy Secretary of Education, Commissioner of Libraries, and State Librarian
​2012-2015
​Alice L. Lubrecht
​Deputy Secretary of Education, Commissioner of Libraries, and State Librarian (Acting)
2012-2012
Mary Clare Zales
Deputy Secretary of Education, Commissioner of Libraries, and State Librarian
2004-2012
Gary D. Wolfe
Deputy Secretary of Education, Commissioner of Libraries, and State Librarian
1995-2003
Sara Ann Parker
Deputy Secretary of Education, Commissioner of Libraries, and State Librarian
1988-1995
David R. Hoffman
State Librarian (Acting)
1987-1988
Elliot Shelkrot
State Librarian
1980-1987
Patricia Broderick
State Librarian (Acting)
1978-1980
Ernest E. Doerschuk, Jr.
State Librarian
1964-1978
Ralph Blasingame
State Librarian
1957-1964
Nell Stevens
State Librarian (Acting)
1955-1957
Douglas A. Portzline
State Librarian (Acting)
1952-1955
Alfred Decker Keator
State Librarian
1940-1951
Dr. Joseph L. RafterState Librarian1936-1940
Dr. Charles F. Hoban
State Librarian and Director of Museum
1935-1936
Gertrude MacKinney
State Librarian
1931-1935
Frederic A. Godcharles
State Librarian
1927-1931
Anna Addams MacDonald
State Librarian and Director of Museum (Acting)
1924-1927
Rev. George P. Donehoo
State Librarian and Director of Museum
1921-1924
Thomas Lynch Montgomery
State Librarian and Director of Museum
1903-1921
George Edward Reed
State Librarian
1898-1903
William H. Egle
State Librarian
1887-1898
Edward Stuck
State Librarian
1885-1887
Rev. Charles J. Little
State Librarian
1882-1885
Rev. Charles L. Ehrenfeld
State Librarian
1878-1882
Rev. Obadiah H. Miller
State Librarian
1872-1878
Wein Forney
State Librarian
1863-1872
​Rev. William R. DeWitt
State Librarian
1854-1863