DATE: February 26, 2008
Caro Appointed to Board
Carol B. Caro has been appointed by Governor Deval Patrick to serve on the nine-member Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.
Caro is looking forward to continuing her work with libraries. "After more than 30 years working and volunteering in libraries, I am excited to have the opportunity to serve on the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. Libraries provide free services to everyone in the Commonwealth; the old, the young, and everyone in-between. As a Commissioner, I hope to continue the work to make libraries a vital part of community life for all Massachusetts' residents," she stated.
From Brookline, Caro has extensive experience with libraries including positions as the Executive Director of the Minuteman Library Network as well as Head of the Library Systems Department and Automation Librarian at Boston College. Her information technology skills have made her an asset to numerous committees and organizations such as NOTIS Users Group where she served four years as Chair of OPAC Training and the Boston Library Consortium where she chaired the Information Technology Committee. She has also served two years as the Secretary of the Massachusetts Library Association in addition to volunteering with the Friends of Brookline Public Library.
Caro replaces Emily M. Salaun who was appointed to the Board in 2005 by Governor Mitt Romney.