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Rebecca Hamilton & Robert Mann, La. Book Festival (2013)

The Press Club



Genre: Public Affairs, News, Speech

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2013-10-21

Duration: 00:25:51

Subjects: BATON ROUGE PRESS CLUB | Hamilton, Rebecca (Librarian) | Mann, Robert, 1958- | State Library of Louisiana | Louisiana Book Festival


  • Hamilton, Rebecca Speaker
  • Mann, Bob Speaker


A speech by Rebecca Hamilton and Robert Mann before the Baton Rouge Press Club on October 21, 2013. Hamilton is the State Librarian and Mann is the chair of the State Library Foundation. They discuss: the upcoming Louisiana Book Festival on November 2; the history of the book festival; what is unique about the Louisiana Book Festival; the features of this year’s festival; the economic impact of the festival; how state funding affects federal funding for the State Library; the foundation’s support of the library in the absence of state funding; the services the State Library offers; and the impact of technology on Louisiana libraries.