Bill Castanier has been an award-wining weekly newspaper editor, advertising and public relations executive in his 40 year career. In addition, he has been an executive with a newspaper trade association and founded Michigan’s first technology association, I-TE@M. He writes a weekly newspaper feature on Michigan authors and is on the Board of the Kerrytown BookFest and the Michigan Notable Book Awards. He has the only daily blog on Michigan literature (Mittenlit) and founded

One response to “Granholm on course to downsize Library of Michigan”

  1. Gene Hashley

    The downsizing that in reality is closing the Library of Michigan is sad news. While I understand the state’s financial crisis, breaking up a collection with irreplacable historical significance is an unwise move. Like Humpty Dumpty, once broken it can never be put back together again. If the Library of Michigan is no longer a designated federal document depository, the only option people have to access hard copies of federal documents is the Detroit Public Library. If MSU accepts the genealogy collection they would need to find room for it and it would be more difficult to access because of the lack of parking on the MSU campus. The best solution is to leave the Library of Michigan as it is, but it appears that is not going to happen.

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