CA Gov. Jerry Brown Appoints Former Reporter Greg Lucas as State Librarian

From the Sacramento Bee:

Gov. Jerry Brown announced Tuesday that he has appointed Greg Lucas, a former San Francisco Chronicle political reporter who has, most recently, been a political blogger and host of a television interview show, as the state librarian.

Lucas, son of former state Supreme Court Chief Justice Malcolm Lucas, is also the husband of Donna Lucas, who runs a political public relations firm in Sacramento and is a former adviser to Republican governors.

The new librarian, who will earn $142,968 a year, is a Democrat. He left the Chronicle in 2007 after 19 years with the newspaper and has been an editor for the Capitol Weekly newspaper in recent years. He also hosted an informal political discussion program for the California Channel.

In his new job, Lucas will manage the California State Library, which is located near the Capitol. It houses historical books and documents, provides research to the governor and Legislature and acts as a liaison with local libraries.

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...the reactions start

from the LA Times: "Some librarians say a non-librarian shouldn't hold (the job)."

further reaction . . .

The L.A. Times also reports that he "will be pursuing additional technical training through San Jose State University's library science program." (Like the proverbial "cart in front of the horse.")

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