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Daniel Cornwall

Daniel Cornwall was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. He lived in California, Texas and Florida before moving to Juneau, Alaska in 1998. Daniel graduated with a Masters of Library and Information Science from UT Austin. He works for the Alaska Division of Libraries, Archives & Museums, which is not associated in any way whatsoever with Free Government Information. Daniel is currently the Head of Technology and Instructional Services, but spent seven years (1999-2007) as the federal and state documents librarian for the Alaska State Library. His full professional history can be found on his LinkedIn profile. He remains active in government information through his coordination of the State Agency Databases project for the State and Local Documents Task Force of ALA GODORT.

In addition to his role at Free Government Information, Daniel maintains a personal blog and a professional Facebook page.

To learn about how Daniel became a librarian in the first place, visit his blog post for the Library Routes Project.

When not blogging, Daniel enjoys photography, astronomy, space exploration and nearly all things science fiction. Many of these interests are featured on his Tumblr blog.

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2 Comments

  1. Diana says:

    Un gran saludo desde Argentina para un gran gran gran amigo!!

  2. Daniel,

    I know that you have a strong interest in state documents, and thought you might be interested in a number of postings on Minnesota state documents on our Minnesota Legislative Reference Library website.

    Several of the recent entries on the Minnesota Legislative Reference Library’s blog-like main library web page (http://www.leg.state.mn.us/lrl/lrl.asp) highlight state documents – both old and new.  Recently we were amazed to learn that older consultants reports that never circulated from our collection were checked out once we transferred them to a storage facility and added the records to the catalog of the University of Minnesota.  We are routinely asked for reports created in the pre-digital age, and we actively scan older state documents.  Our favorite requests for those come from state agency personnel are along the lines of, "Do you have (X) document?  So-and-so retired and he had the only one."

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