State Librarian & Commissioner of Libraries
Vermont Department of Libraries
Jason Broughton was appointed by Governor Phil Scott as Vermont’s State Librarian & Commissioner of Libraries in April of 2019. Broad knowledge follows him; he has been Assistant State Librarian for Library Advancement and served as the Interim State Librarian in Vermont and previously a workforce development trainer and outreach coordinator at the South Carolina State Library. He has also been director of library support services, assistant director of public service, and interim library director at the Live Oaks Public Library in Savannah, Georgia. Prior to that, he spent over a decade as an educator. He supports mission and vision of libraries as cultural and informational institutions that promote literacy, lifelong learning, and access for all. Jason Broughton is Vermont’s first African American State Librarian. Lastly, he serves as Chair of the Vermont Complete Count Committee for the Decennial Census for Vermont.