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January 31, 1995
The panel overseeing Los Angeles' public libraries on Monday chose Minneapolis' top librarian to head the mammoth system. Susan Goldberg Kent, 50, director of the Minneapolis Public Library, is scheduled to start her new job on Feb. 27, pending the expected approval of the City Council. She was appointed to the $120,000-a-year post by the Los Angeles Board of Library Commissioners.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 1, 1995 | JEAN MERL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In Susan Goldberg Kent, the newly appointed city librarian, Los Angeles is getting a nationally recognized professional, a savvy politician, a skillful fund-raiser-- and she abhors quiet. "She doesn't have a bun on her head. She's not stuffy, distant or intellectual but a real hands-on person," said her husband of three years, poet Rolly Kent, who met his future wife through a writers workshop series she launched while she was deputy director of the Tucson Public Library in the 1980s.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 7, 1994
The director of the Minneapolis Public Library will become Los Angeles' new city librarian, officials have announced. Susan Goldberg Kent will succeed Elizabeth Martinez, who left this year to become executive director of the American Library Assn. As head of the Los Angeles Public Library, Kent will oversee the renovated and expanded Central Library, 66 branches, four bookmobiles and a $37.4-million operating budget.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 31, 1995
The panel overseeing Los Angeles' public libraries on Monday chose Minneapolis' top librarian to head the mammoth system. Susan Goldberg Kent, 50, director of the Minneapolis Public Library, is scheduled to start her new job on Feb. 27, pending the expected approval of the City Council. She was appointed to the $120,000-a-year post by the Los Angeles Board of Library Commissioners.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 1, 1995 | JEAN MERL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In Susan Goldberg Kent, the newly appointed city librarian, Los Angeles is getting a nationally recognized professional, a savvy politician, a skillful fund-raiser-- and she abhors quiet. "She doesn't have a bun on her head. She's not stuffy, distant or intellectual but a real hands-on person," said her husband of three years, poet Rolly Kent, who met his future wife through a writers workshop series she launched while she was deputy director of the Tucson Public Library in the 1980s.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 16, 1995
A renovated and expanded Angeles Mesa Branch library opened its doors to Crenshaw district residents Friday. The historic building, which was closed in 1992 because it did not meet earthquake standards, was dedicated as a library in 1928, said Susan Goldberg Kent, the city librarian. The $1.2 million renovation was made possible by the passage of Proposition 1, the 1989 library bond issue, and a federal housing and community development block grant, she said.
MAGAZINE
June 4, 1995
Penn Jillette, half of Penn and Teller: Jonathan Weiner's "Beak of the Finch," even though I don't have next week off. Teller, the smaller, quieter half: "the vintage Menchem," a zippy collection of piguant essays by a writer I intend to idolize. John fleck, Performance arrtist/actor: "Nothing specil: Living Zen," by Charlotte Joko Beck and "Angels in the Forest," by; Marguerite Young. Mark Ridley-Thomas, L.A.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 22, 1995 | JEAN MERL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A modest fund-raising pitch enclosed in more than 1 million Department of Water and Power bills last fall paid off handsomely in contributions to the Los Angeles Public Library, officials said Monday. More than 21,000 DWP customers opened their checkbooks to make donations totaling $222,480, City Librarian Susan Goldberg Kent said in a report to the Library Commission.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 28, 1997 | DARRELL SATZMAN
Groundbreaking took place Monday on a two-year project to replace the old Panorama City Library with a new $4-million, state-of-the-art facility. The 12,500-square-foot structure, which will be twice as large as the one it replaces, will include an electronic library with multimedia work stations linking it to the Central Library downtown and a vast array of databases, officials said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 25, 1995 | TIM MAY
The long-awaited new Sunland-Tujunga Branch Public Library will open for business Saturday at 7771 Foothill Blvd. The 10,500-square-foot facility was built on the site of the former library. That building, constructed in 1952, was about 4,500 square feet and was "just too small to meet the needs of the community," a Los Angeles city library official said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 7, 1994
The director of the Minneapolis Public Library will become Los Angeles' new city librarian, officials have announced. Susan Goldberg Kent will succeed Elizabeth Martinez, who left this year to become executive director of the American Library Assn. As head of the Los Angeles Public Library, Kent will oversee the renovated and expanded Central Library, 66 branches, four bookmobiles and a $37.4-million operating budget.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 10, 1995 | DAVID E. BRADY
More than a quarter-century after it was first promised, Porter Ranch's library finally opened Thursday, a 12,500-square-foot facility that will link patrons via computers to information far beyond its walls. Speaking to more than 300 people assembled outside the single-story brick building at 11371 Tampa Ave.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 13, 1996 | TIM MAY
Reacting to news reports that the city's proposed 1996-97 budget includes funding for an expansion of Sunland-Tujunga's new library, local Chamber of Commerce officials have asked Mayor Richard Riordan to consider redirecting some of the requested library funds to beef up a police substation on Foothill Boulevard. "We already have a library, a brand new one," said Sunland-Tujunga Chamber President Kathy Anthony. "We'd still like the money to come into the area, though.
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