Connecticut State Library with state seal

Office of the State Librarian

Biographical Information

A graduate of the Simmons Graduate School of Library & Information Science, Kendall Wiggin has served as Connecticut State Librarian since October 1998. As the Chief administrative officer of the State Library, he directs the development and administration of library programs and services including: Administrative Services, Information Services, Library Development, Public Records, State Archives and the Museum of Connecticut History.

Mr. Wigginís career includes working in small and large public libraries. He also served as the State Librarian for New Hampshire, where he grew up. He was chair of a library board of trustees for many years and actively supported Friendsí activities. Since coming to Connecticut, Mr. Wiggin has worked closely with the Association of Connecticut Library Boards, Connecticut Library Association, Friends of Connecticut Libraries and others to advance library service to the citizens of Connecticut.

Library and Museum hours at the State Library have been extended, iCONN - Connecticut's re-search engine - has become a reality, the first ever historic documents preservation fund has been established, a new off-site storage facility has opened providing much needed storage space for the State Libraryís archival collections, and greatkidsCT, a website for Connecticutís parents is up and running.

Mr. Wiggin serves on a variety of boards and commissions where he continues to work on behalf of libraries of all types. Mr. Wiggin is on the Board of Libraries for the Future and was recently elected Vice-Chair of the State Library Agency Section of the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Libraries a division of the American Library Association. Mr. Wiggin also serves the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) representative to the American Library Associationís Intellectual Freedom Committee.

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Fax: 860-757-6503