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Jason Broughton has been appointed director of the National Library Service (NLS) for the Blind and Print Disabled, where he will be responsible for the oversight and administration of the NLS program of the Library of Congress, including the expansion of online and digital delivery of program services. Prior to joining the Library of Congress, Broughton became the first African American to serve as Vermont State librarian, where he engaged in strategic planning for the Department of Libraries and establishing a long-term vision for the State Library. For over a decade, Broughton held numerous library roles in South Carolina and Georgia, where he used his prior training as an educator to focus on such issues as workforce development and public outreach engagement.

Aslihan Bulut has been appointed Law Librarian of Congress after serving in that position in an acting capacity for almost five months. Since 2019, Bulut served as the deputy law librarian for collections at the Law Library of Congress, where she oversaw the Global Legal Collections Directorate in establishing priorities, design, launch and execution of Law Library initiatives related to physical and digital collections. Before joining the Law Library, Bulut served as the director of academic services in the California State University system at the San Jose State University-King Library campus, where she provided leadership, planning, and administration for collection development, research support, and instruction. For most of her career, she has developed unparalleled experience in academic law libraries, including the Langdell Law Library of Harvard Law School and the Arthur W. Diamond Law Library of Columbia University School of Law.

Robin Dale has been appointed deputy librarian for the Library Collections and Services Group at the Library of Congress, where she will be responsible for the collaborative group that acquires, stewards, describes, and shares the library collections. Prior to her promotion, Dale had served as associate librarian for Library Services since April 1, 2019. An accomplished author and service-oriented administrator, Dale has more than 25 years of experience in various library management and program roles working in and with research libraries, including Columbia University, the Research Libraries Group, the University of California-Santa Cruz, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Throughout her professional career, Dale has been a strong advocate for libraries and has expertise in library technologies, digital library service development, collection access management and preservation, library space and renovation, and personnel management.

Danianne Mizzy is now Montclair State University’s dean of library services to oversee all library departments, operations, and activities. Previously a special projects librarian at Cornell University, as associate university librarian Mizzy provided vision and strategic planning and led a team of five directors for 14 libraries. Mizzy brings more than 20 years of leadership experience in library services to her new role. Among her many accomplishments at Cornell, Mizzy launched a personal librarian program to welcome first-year, first-generation students to help them make a successful academic transition and foster a sense of belonging. During the pandemic, Mizzy was a member of Cornell’s COVID-19 response planning team and its Return to Campus task force that provided leadership for public services, including contactless pickup and scanning, course reserves, virtual reference and instruction, public computing, virtual orientation, and much more. She also oversaw the library’s partnership with Cornell’s Center for Teaching Innovation to support the transition to remote instruction and sponsored development of a virtual catalog browser. Before joining Cornell, she worked in libraries at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (UNC-CH), Columbia University, the University of Pennsylvania, The Academy of Natural Sciences, and the University of Pittsburgh. At UNC-CH, she served on the task force to create and implement its Research Hub plan supporting innovation and launching a makerspace in the Kenan Science Library. Mizzy was a cofounder of the BeAM (Be a Maker) network of makerspaces at Carolina and founded the Triangle Learning Network, which catalyzes connections and collaborations to foster learning innovation and support lifelong learning in the Research Triangle region of North Carolina.

Danianne Mizzy

Danianne Mizzy

Simon Neame is now dean of university libraries at the University of Washington Libraries.

Victoria O. Akinde has been appointed head of organizational development and diversity at Northwestern University Libraries.

Bridgette Flamenco has joined the CWU Libraries at Central Washington University as an ACRL diversity alliance resident.

Madeline Mitchell has been named media archivist in the Moving Image Archive at the Indiana University Libraries-Bloomington.

Wendy Spacek has joined the CWU Libraries at Central Washington University as the Arts and Humanities librarian.

Erin Sulla has joined the CWU Libraries at Central Washington University as the first year and transfer experience librarian.


Kitti Canepi, director of library services for Roseman University of Health Sciences in Nevada, is retiring at the end of October 2021 after 12 years in this position. Prior to joining Roseman in 2009, she worked as head of information resources management for Southern Illinois University-Carbondale; campus librarian for the University of the Virgin Islands-St. Thomas campus; resources management librarian for Florida Gulf Coast University; library manager for the Kingsport (Tennessee) Public Library and Archives; and extended campus services librarian for East Tennessee State University. She began her career working in staff positions for Mohave County Library before becoming outreach librarian upon completing her Master’s degree with the University of Arizona. Canepi has been a member of ACRL since 1996 and served on numerous committees over the course of her career for ALCTS, NASIG, the Tennessee Library Association, and the Arizona Library Association. She was a founding member and second chair of the ALCTS/LITA Electronic Resources Management Interest Group (2005, 2006). She was awarded an ALA New Member Roundtable/Baker & Taylor Grassroots Grant (1994), accepted into the Beta Phi Mu International Library Science Honor Society (1996), received a Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Library Grant (2000), and selected for both the ACRL/Harvard Leadership Institute (2004) and the AAHSL New Directors Symposium (2015).

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