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Gov. Rick Snyder makes appointment, reappointment to Library of Michigan Board of Trustees

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of Elaine Didier, of Plymouth, and the reappointment of Judith Houser, of Waterford, to the Library of Michigan Board of Trustees.

The 13-member board makes general policy and budgetary recommendations concerning the Library of Michigan to the Michigan Department of Education. In addition to the governor's appointees, the board consists of members appointed by the Speaker of the House, House Minority Leader and both the Senate Majority and Minority Leaders.

“Elaine and Judith are talented and experienced literary professionals and I am confident they will be valuable assets to the board,” Snyder said.

Didier is the director of the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum. She previously served as dean and professor at the Kresge Library at Oakland University and in various positions at the University of Michigan including interim director of academic outreach, associate dean of the Rackham School of Graduate Studies, and director of information resources for the School of Business Administration. Didier earned a bachelor’s degree in English, a master’s of arts in library science, and a Ph.D., all from the University of Michigan. She represents librarians from a special library and replaces Tara Fulton.

Hauser is the information media consultant for Oakland Schools, where she provides research for district and building customers and provides training in educational technology and electronic databases. Hauser earned a bachelor’s degree from Oakland University, a master’s degree from Western Michigan University, and a master’s degree in information and library studies from the University of Michigan. She continues to represent librarians from a public or private K-12 system.

Appointees will serve three-year terms expiring Oct. 1, 2018. Appointments are not subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.