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Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
August 5, 2002
CONTACT: David L. Gray
Director, Communications & Public Information
1-800-952-7403, x208
David.L.Gray@state.ma.us

Henderson Re-Appointed a Commissioner by Governor

BOSTON - John E. Henderson of Brockton was re-appointed to a five-year term as a Commissioner on the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners by Governor Jane Swift last week to sit on the nine-member Board.

"I am honored to have been re-appointed by Governor Swift to the Board, and am very proud of many of the great accomplishments that the Board has been able to achieve during the past few years," said Henderson. "Libraries in Massachusetts now face some great challenges this year and in the future, and I hope to be able to contribute to their future successes," he continued.

Currently the Vice President of Eastern Bank in Salem, Henderson has served as a Trustee of the Millis Public Library and Salem State College, as well as the Chairman of the Board of Selectmen for the Town of Abington. He is a member of the Abington Knights of Columbus and Lions Club International.

A graduate of Salem State College, he also has an MBA from Framingham State College. He lives in Brockton with his three daughters, Samantha - 10, Gemma - 8 and Kiera 4.

The Board of Library Commissioners (mass.gov/mblc) is the agency of state government with the statutory authority and responsibility to organize, develop, coordinate and improve library services throughout the Commonwealth. The Board advises municipalities and library trustees on the operation and maintenance of public libraries, including construction and renovation. It administers state and federal grant programs for libraries and promotes cooperation among all types of libraries through regional library systems and automated resource sharing. It also works to ensure that all residents of the Commonwealth, regardless of their geographic location, social or economic status, age, level of physical or intellectual ability or cultural background, have access to essential new electronic information technologies and significant electronic databases.

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