Territorial Director of Libraries, Archives & Museums
                                  
                                                            INGRID A. BOUGH, J.D.
                                                      
  
                                 To the People of the Virgin Islands and visitors,

 

            Welcome to our new Virgin Islands Public Library System website!
 
Visiting your local library online is one way you can keep up with the changes and access information. Our libraries, throughout the territory, are available to you "virtually” 24/7 via the Web, as well as physically via our many facilities located on St. Croix, St. Thomas and St John.
 
One of our missions is to expand library services, bringing information resources to the Virgin Islands libraries through greater uses of technology and electronic resources. Our goal is to make our public libraries the "place to go" in the  community for our citizens.
 
Many capitol improvement projects have taken place and some are still in progress for our libraries.  It’s an exciting time and future for our libraries as the V.I. Public Finance Authority (PFA) who gave the go-ahead for the start of construction of a the new multi-million dollar public  state-of-the-art library and records center on St. Thomas: The Charles W. Turnbull Regional Library. 
  
We know that the changes and improvements will continue to enhance our library service throughout the 21st Century.  We welcome your thoughts!  Let us or our Friends of the Library know your needs.
 
 
 
My Appointment:
 
Governor John P. deJongh, Jr. has appointed St. Croix native Ingrid A. Bough, J.D. as Territorial Director of Libraries, Archives and Museums. The appointment took effect on March 12 and Bough is based on St. Croix.
 
Bough returns home to the Virgin Islands after serving for 20 years at the Library of Congress in the Performing Arts Division of the U.S. Copyright Office. She holds a Juris Doctorate with a concentration in Intellectual Property Law. In addition, she holds degrees from Howard University, University of Maryland and the University of Baltimore, School of Law. She is also a graduate of the National Leadership Institute.    
 
                                              DeJongh names Territorial Director
 
                                    
                           Governor deJongh, Bough, DPNR Commissioner Mathes
 
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                        Assistant Director of Libraries, Archives and Museums
 
                                                                     Donald  Cole
                                                           
 
Donald G. Cole, Assistant Director of Libraries, Archives and Museums is a former teacher and Virgin Islands Senator who once served as the V.I. Legislature's archivist.  Cole has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Kent State University and a Master's degree in Public Administration from the University of the Virgin Islands.
 
While at the V.I. Legislature, Cole’s vast experience spanned twenty-two years and included working with twelve different senate presidents, serving as a legal intern, legislative aide, assistant to the executive director, timekeeper, chief researcher and chief archivist.
 
As a former senator, Cole was elected to represent the people of the Virgin Islands from the District of St. Thomas / St. John for the 23rd and 24th Legislatures. In addition, he is the proud co-designer of the "Great Seal” of the United States Virgin Islands, which he created along with his long-time friend, Mitch Davis.
 
Cole taught United States History and Government at the Addelita Cancryn Junior High School from 2003 to 2007, and was voted teacher of the Year in 2004. From 2007 to 2008, Cole served as the Acting Director of the division, until the appointment of the director.