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July 9, 2020

The Newark Public Library announced the appointment of Joslyn Bowling Dixon MLIS ’09 as Director of the Library, effective August 3, 2020. A distinguished librarian, Joslyn brings a wealth and depth of experience working in large urban public libraries spanning more than 20 years. 

Joslyn is currently the Deputy Director of the Prince William Public Library System in Virginia, where she directs 11 branches and a $17 million+ annual budget. Community service and professional leadership have been hallmarks of her career. She currently serves as the Chair of Virginia Library Association’s (VLA) Librarians of Color Forum and as VLA’s Vice President. 

Joslyn is a graduate of Hampton University (BA, English) and Dominican University (MLIS). She is a Councilor-At-Large of the American Library Association, and an active member of the Public Library Association and the Urban Libraries Council. 

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