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Obama nominates Osage woman for federal library post


This news story was published on April 30, 2012.
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Christie Pearson Brandau is a retired State Librarian and an adjunct professor for the School of Library and Information Management at Emporia State University.  Ms. Brandau served as State Librarian of Kansas from 2005 to 2009 and as State Librarian of Michigan from 2000 to 2005.  Prior to that, she worked at the State Library of Iowa, North Central Iowa Regional Library and in public libraries in Osage and Riceville, Iowa.  Ms. Brandau’s library affiliations include membership in the American Library Association, Public Library Association, and Chief Officers of State Library Agencies.  She served as President of the Iowa Library Association in 1991.  In addition to library affiliations, Ms. Brandau was a member of the state Humanities Council in Kansas and Michigan and served as a United States Commissioner for UNESCO from 2005 until 2010.  Ms. Brandau earned her B.A. from Iowa State University and M.A. in Library Science from the University of Iowa.Obama

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