The MBLC Welcomes Commissioner Vicky Biancolo


January 05, 2021
Matthew Perry
Communications Specialist
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The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) is pleased to welcome Vicky Biancolo of Pittsfield who has been appointed by Governor Charles D. Baker to serve on the nine-member board.

“It is an honor to be appointed as a Commissioner to work with libraries statewide” said Commissioner Biancolo. “As a school librarian, I believe I will bring a unique perspective to the board and I am looking forward to helping advance library services for all residents of the Commonwealth.”

Commissioner Biancolo has been the Director of Library Services at Miss Hall’s School in Pittsfield, MA since 2006. In that role, she oversees all aspects of the library including its budget, mission, website, collections, and teaching students about the use of the library, information and digital literacy, research, and citation. In addition to her position as librarian, she also serves on the school’s Academic Affairs Committee, as a student advisor, and as a resident dorm advisor. In 2017, she was presented with the Miss Hall’s School Unsung Hero award.

Commissioner Biancolo has been active in the Massachusetts library community, participating in many regional and statewide groups and initiatives. She served on the Executive Board of the Western Massachusetts Regional Library System from 2007-2010, the Massachusetts School Library Association from 2008-2011, and was a founding member of the Massachusetts Library System’s Executive Board from 2010-2013. In addition, she was a Massachusetts Book Award Committee Judge for the Massachusetts Center for the Book in 2014, served on the Youth Services Library Committee for the Massachusetts Library System from 2012-2015, as a member of the Massachusetts Library System’s Executive Director Hiring Committee Advisory Board in 2019, and on the Massachusetts Library System Nominating Committee in 2020. In 2012, the Massachusetts School Library Association presented Commissioner Biancolo with the Super Librarian Accolade.

Commissioner Biancolo is a graduate of Skidmore College and earned her Master’s in Library and Information Science degree from Simmons College. 

Established in 1890, the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners was the first state library commission in the United States. The nine-member volunteer commission is appointed by the current governor. The MBLC supports statewide programming and innovation in libraries to ensure equal access to library services for every resident in the Commonwealth.

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.