Washington State Librarian
Aden has an extensive background in public libraries and the private sector, including stints at Amazon, Corbis, and community newspapers. She is a graduate of Stanford University and the University of Washington School of Library and Information Science (now iSchool). Aden is a seasoned professional with background in management, strategic leadership, librarianship, metadata, project management and more. She has worked at the Library of Congress, the University of Washington Libraries, and Kitsap Regional Library. She was the first professional librarian hired by Amazon and also served as a librarian in business development at OCLC where she worked on partnerships with Goodreads, Bing, Yelp and Google and a host of start-ups. She is a former president of the Washington Library Association and has served since Aug, 2016 as the Washington State Librarian.