Jennifer Peters to Lead Library Development and Networking Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission
Wednesday, August 9, 2017 • Austin, Texas • News Release
Jennifer Peters has been appointed Director of the Library Development and Networking Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission. Peters will assume her position as division director upon the retirement of Deborah Littrell on September 1. Peters is an experienced innovator who has worked on increasing the capacity of libraries to meet public needs and to be at the center of engagement, learning, and opportunity.
Peters has served for three years as the Community Engagement Program Administrator at the Texas State Library and Archives Commission and was previously the Executive Director of the Texas Association of Partners in Education. Her skills working with stakeholders, positioning libraries for evolving opportunities, and navigating the complex slate of state resources and requirements position her to administer one of the most visible and vital state operations for libraries. The Library and Networking Development Division includes librarians and information specialists who support the work of Texas public, K-12 and college and university libraries. “I look forward to working alongside an exceptional team of librarians and technology experts to continue the agency’s commitment to fostering the most robust and responsive library service in the country,” said Peters.
State Librarian Mark Smith said, “As people demand more services from their libraries, including access to technology, hands-on learning experiences, expertise in determining reliable information sources, quality digital and print resources, and diverse educational programs, the Texas State Library and Archives Commission is focused on supporting these efforts. Jennifer Peters brings a wealth of experience and talent to this critical work.”