Janine Langston named interim director of the Birmingham Public Library

Janine Langston named interim director of the Birmingham Public Library
Janine Langston has been named as Birmingham Public Library’s new interim executive director. (Source: BPL)

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - Janine Langston has been named as Birmingham Public Library’s new interim executive director.

Langston replaced Floyd Council, who resigned Tuesday, December 15, after three years as executive director.

Langston is a 34-year veteran employee of the Birmingham Public Library.

A native of Pleasant Grove, Langston has a bachelor’s degree in interior furnishings and equipment from Auburn University (1982) and a Masters in Library Information Studies from the University of Alabama (SLIS – C&IS | The University of Alabama (ua.edu))

Langston began her BPL career at Wylam Branch Library in 1986, where she spent six years as a neighborhood librarian. She was then promoted and spent seven years (1992-1999) as children’s librarian and regional department head at Avondale Regional Branch Library. From 1999 to 2019, Langston served as BPL’s Literacy, Outreach and Youth Services coordinator, developing and overseeing literacy outreach projects and system-wide youth services. Prior to being appointed as BPL deputy director on December 10, 2020, Langston served as BPL western regional manager from 2010 to 2019 and BPL northern regional manager from 2017 to 2019.

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