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Hawaii State Librarian Richard Burns announces retirement


State Librarian Richard Burns has informed the Hawaii Board of Education that he will retire at the end of the year.

Burns has held the Hawaii State Public Library System position since January 2008 and has been with the system for 30 years.

A Board of Education selection committee will find Burns’ successor. The committee will be chaired by board member Amy Asselbaye and include chairman Don Horner, and a representative from the Friends of the Library of Hawaii. The committee includes local and national candidates in its search for Hawaii’s next state librarian. The committee hopes to announce an appoint by the end of this year.