Governor Reappoints Commissioner Resnick


March 23, 2017
Matthew Perry
Outreach Coordinator
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Commissioner and Board Vice-Chair N. Janeen Resnick has been reappointed by Governor Charlie Baker to a five-year term on the nine-member Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC). Her reappointment is the second by Governor Baker, and keeps together one of the most active groups of Commissioners the MBLC has ever had.

"I am honored to be reappointed to the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners by Governor Baker, and I am excited to continue working on behalf of the residents of the Commonwealth for the advancement of library services in Massachusetts," said Ms. Resnick.

Ms. Resnick, a resident of South Hadley, brings a unique viewpoint to the board as one of the only members that lives in Western Massachusetts. Her career in libraries has spanned over 40 years, and has included serving in several key roles as C/W MARS developed, and serving two terms, one as President, on the NELINET Board of Directors.  She served two terms on the Board of the Western Massachusetts Library Advocates and is active in Readers’ Advisory training for library staff.  Her most recent position was as Assistant Regional Administrator for the Western Massachusetts Regional Library System. Ms. Resnick holds a Master of Library Science from Drexel Institute of Technology and continues to be an active member of numerous library and community organizations.

Ms. Resnick was first appointed to the Board by Governor Deval Patrick in 2012.

Learn more about the current members of the MBLC.

About MBLC

The Board of Library Commissioners ( is the agency of state government with the statutory authority and responsibility to organize, develop, coordinate and improve library services throughout the Commonwealth. The Board advises municipalities and library trustees on the operation and maintenance of public libraries, including construction and renovation. It administers state and federal grant programs for libraries and promotes cooperation among all types of libraries through regional library systems and automated resource sharing. It also works to ensure that all residents of the Commonwealth, regardless of their geographic location, social or economic status, age, level of physical or intellectual ability or cultural background, have access to essential new electronic information technologies and significant electronic databases.