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Miami‑Dade Public Library appoints Raymond Baker as the new Assistant Director for the Library Department

– Library’s new assistant director brings more than 22 years of county experience –

(Miami, FL – April 2, 2015) The Miami‑Dade Public Library System has appointed Raymond Baker as the new Assistant Director for the Library Department.

Mr. Baker has been with Miami‑Dade County for 22 years and has a wide range of experience and knowledge of Miami‑Dade County government operations. Previously, he served as Chief of Policy, Legislation and Business Services for the Internal Services Department Director’s Office where he managed all of ISD’s Board of County Commissioner’s legislative items, Fleet Management and other Business Services areas such as countywide Printing and Graphics, Business Supplies, Capital Inventory Management and the County’s Surplus Auction process. Mr. Baker has also served the County in the County’s Executive Offices and the Office of Management and Budget.

The Director for the Miami‑Dade Library System, Gia Arbogast indicates that, “We are excited about the addition of Ray to the Library team. He will be assuming oversight of the department’s Fiscal Operations, including the Operating and Capital Budget, Human Resources, Information Technology, and Support Services.”

About the Miami‑Dade Public Library System
The Miami‑Dade Public Library System, a recipient of the National Medal for Museum and Library Service and several National Association of Counties Achievement Awards, serves as a community center and learning place where the Miami Dade community meets to exchange ideas, learn, share and create. MDPLS strives to ensure that all residents, regardless of socioeconomic status, will be enriched through access to materials, technology, programs, and art and culture so they may develop the skills they need to create and produce innovations for the 21st century. Through its 50 locations, bookmobiles, Technobus, special services, website ( and MDPLS iLibrary app, the Library proudly serves more than seven million annual visitors. Serving the community for more than 40 years, MDPLS continues to experience tremendous change and growth, evolving with the technological needs and requirements of its diverse community.


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