Since becoming the state librarian in 2005, Hamilton has helped the library increase the Louisiana Book Festival attendance to more than 25,000 and secured an $8.8 million federal Broadband Technology Opportunities grant to further the library’s mission. Hamilton oversaw the rebuilding of the Library’s internal network and backup systems, a 3‐year project that was confirmed a success during the Hurricane Gustav in 2008. The State Library never lost Internet connectivity while all other state government offices in Baton Rouge were offline. Hamilton also obtained a $12 million grant to provide temporary library facilities after storms in both Louisiana and Mississippi.
Hamilton is Louisiana’s fourth State Librarian in the agency’s 85-year history and the youngest State Librarian in the nation.
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