Renee DiPilato (MSLS 2002) has been selected as the new Central Library Manager of Alexandria Library’s Beatley Central Library located in Alexandria, Virginia. DiPilato has two Masters degrees, one in Library and Information Science from Catholic University and the other in Public Administration from George Mason University. Currently, DiPilato is working on a Ph.D. in Library and Information Science from Simmons College.
DiPilato has worked as a Librarian at Alexandria since 2005, both as the Adult Services Manager at Barrett and Branch Manager of Duncan. DiPilato was key in establishing “All Alexandria Reads,” the Library’s citywide community reading program focusing on one book and dozens of events related to the themes of the one book. In May 2011, All Alexandria Reads will be in its fourth year as the Library’s most successful “one book” systemwide programming.
As an active member of both the American Library Association and the Public Library Association, DiPilato has chaired committees and was selected as a candidate for the Certified Public Library Administrator Program. She is also a published author, contributing as a co-author “Four Futures for Children’s Programming, Anytown Public Library” to Shaping the Future: Advancing the Understanding of Leadership.
As the new Central Library Manager of Beatley, DiPilato will bring with her the leadership skills and sense of community and outreach that helped to make the Duncan Library such a prominent part of Del Ray over the last five years.