Bill Asp Interview
William Asp served as Minnesota State Librarian from 1975-1996. In the interview
he reflects on early 20th century resource sharing among libraries belonging to the Twin Cities
Library Club, Regional Public Library System development, early library automation in Minnesota,
and the Extension of Access Law (1987 law passed that required the counties to levy a tax for
public library service and join a regional public library system).
Interviewed by Sara Ring, Minitex, on September 17, 2010.
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University of Minnesota
Wilson Library, Room 60
309 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455