It is with great sadness that we share news of Michael G. Simmons's death. Mr. Simmons served on the State Library Board from June 2011 until he passed away on September 22, 2019. State Library Director Leesa Aiken described Mr. Simmons as a tremendous advocate for libraries and an encouraging member of our Board. We are grateful for the time and energy that he devoted to our agency. He will be deeply missed.