Jené D. Brown
Director of Emerging Technologies and Collections, Los Angeles Public Library
Jené D. Brown is the director of emerging technologies and collections at Los Angeles Public Library. In this role, she provides leadership and oversight of library acquisitions, cataloging, digital content and services, and staff development.
Brown has worked in public libraries for 24 years holding the positions of children’s librarian, senior branch manager, and principal librarian, managing budgets, personnel, programs, and services.
Currently, as president of the California Library Association, Brown is eager to take on new opportunities and foster a “sense of belonging” in library work environments.
In addition to serving on UCLA’s Library and Information Studies Alumni Association, she holds memberships with ALA, BCALA, CLA, CLBC (California Librarians Black Caucus), and PLA. Serving on the Coretta Scott King Book Awards Executive Board was a career highlight.