A native of Baton Rouge, State Librarian Rebecca Hamilton earned her Master's in Library and Information Science from Louisiana State University. She was appointed State Librarian in 2005 by Lt. Governor Mitch Landrieu, making her only the fourth State Librarian in the agency's 82-year history, and, at the time, the youngest state librarian in the nation, ever. She was reappointed by Lt. Governors Jay Dardenne and Billy Nungesser. Her many awards include being named one of the 2007 Top 40 Under 40 by the Baton Rouge Business Report, the 2012 Anthony Benoit Mid-Career Award from the Louisiana Library Association, and most recently, the 2017 Lynda Carlberg Award, given to those leaders who have made outstanding contributions to Louisiana libraries.
Streaming November 5
Last Chance Texaco: Chronicles of an American Troubadour
with Rebecca Hamilton and Rickie Lee Jones
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