Connecticut State Librarian
A graduate of the Simmons Graduate School of Library & Information Science, Mr. Wiggin has served as Connecticut State Librarian since October 1998. Prior to arriving in Connecticut, Mr. Wiggin had worked in academic and public libraries in New Hampshire where he also served as State Librarian for eight years. Over the past 16 years Mr. Wiggin has worked closely with the Association of Connecticut Library Boards, Connecticut Library Association, the Connecticut Library Consortium, the Friends of Connecticut Libraries, and others to advance library service to the citizens of Connecticut.
Mr. Wiggin has served on a variety of boards and commissions, including the Federal Depository Library Council and the OCLC Members Council. Currently he serves on the Connecticut Civil War Commemoration Commission; the Commission on Educational Technology, the Connecticut History Online Management Committee; the Selection Committee for the Hale Award and is a member of the Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is active with the Chief Officers of State Library Agencies (COSLA) where he was recently elected president. Mr. Wiggin has served the American Library Association in many capacities including as an ALA Councilor representing the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies and is a past chair of ALA’s Committee on Legislation and most recently served on the Nominating Committee.