Peggy D. Rudd
Retired Director and Librarian
Texas State Library and Archives Commission
Peggy D. Rudd served as the Director and Librarian of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission from 1999 to 2013. Prior to her return to her native state of Texas, Ms. Rudd served as Chief of the Bureau of Library Development at the State Library of Florida from 1994 to 1999. Between 1988 and 1994, she was the Assistant Director for Planning, Evaluation, and Research in the Library Development and Networking Division of the Library of Virginia.
Prior to that time, Ms. Rudd worked for five years with the Northeast Texas Library System, three years with the Central Texas Library System, and five years with the Austin Public Library. She also worked in the Undergraduate Library at the University of Texas at Austin and the Government Documents Department at the Steen Library at Stephen F. Austin State University.
Ms. Rudd has a B.A. in English and Political Science from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas, and received her M.L.S. from the University of Texas at Austin. Under Ms. Rudd’s leadership, the Texas State Library and Archives Commission instituted the Loan Star Libraries Program of direct state aid to Texas public libraries in 2002; expanded membership in TexShare, the statewide resource sharing network; increased access to the state’s permanently valuable archival collections; and completed a multi-million dollar renovation of the commission’s flagship building, the Lorenzo de Zavala State Archives and Library.