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Patience Frederiksen

Head of Library Development, also Alaska State Librarian and Director, Alaska Division of Libraries, Archives and Museums.
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Patience Frederiksen

Office Hours

Monday - Friday
8 AM - 5 PM

What I Do

  • Director of the Alaska Division of Libraries, Archives, and Museums:
    • As State Librarian, oversee three units that comprise the State Library: Information Services, Historical Collections, Library Development
    • Oversee State Archives and State Museums
    • Manage planning, budget, and administrative operations of the Division
    • Represent concerns of Alaska’s libraries, archives, and museums within State Government, to the Alaska Legislature, and on the national level to Federal agencies and Alaska’s Congressional delegation
    • Gather state and national information and opportunities of interest to share with Alaska’s libraries, archives, and museums
  • Head of Library Development:
    • Manage operations of the Library Development unit, which provides professional development, funding, and projects that help local libraries provide better services to their communities
    • Coordinate DirLead, a training cohort of the directors of the 20 largest public libraries
    • Represent the broadband needs of libraries, both infrastructure and funding, at the state and national level

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