Greenfield Public Library Announces Anna Bognolo as the New Library Director
July 10, 2023. She is taking over for Ellen Boyer, who is retiring after leading the library since February 2012.
Bognolo is a native of Lyme, New Hampshire and Rome, Italy, and graduated from New Hampshire’s Hanover
High School in 1986. She earned her bachelor’s degree, three master’s degrees, and a post-graduate diploma
while attending the University of Rochester, the University of Toronto, the Courtauld Institute of Art in
London, the Scuola Vaticana di Biblioteconomia in Rome and Simmons University in Boston.
Prior to entering the field of librarianship, Bognolo worked for Christie’s Auctioneers in London and Rome.
She then spent much of her career in library services, working for nearly a decade at Springfield Technical
Community College as the reference outreach and technical services librarian. In that role, she developed a
sound knowledge of the Central and Western Massachusetts Automated Resource Sharing (CW MARS)
consortium’s inner workings and the services it provides to member libraries.
In September 2017, Bognolo was named library and archive director at Eaglebrook School in Deerfield. She
oversaw the day-to-day operation of the library, provided instructional support to students and teachers and led
the expansion of the school’s archive.
Bognolo has also worked as a substitute librarian at the Jones Library in Amherst and the Greenfield Public
Library, as well as in a part-time capacity at the Boyden Library of Deerfield Academy. In addition, she remains
actively engaged in community affairs. She is president of the Massachusetts Library System’s Executive Board
and participates in local service organizations, including the Franklin County Community Meals Program and
the Great Falls Books through Bars program.
“I am honored to have been selected to serve as the director of the Greenfield Public Library and thrilled to be
able to serve the community of Greenfield in this role,” said Bognolo. “I strongly believe that libraries are
essential components of thriving communities, and I look forward to working with the staff, board and
community to continue the Greenfield Public Library's great work and to create a vision for how the library can
best serve and adapt to the growth and changes in Greenfield and Franklin County.”
Bognolo resides in Greenfield with her husband and their two children.