Director of Handley Regional Library System
John Huddy is the Director of Handley Regional Library System - a system of 3 libraries serving over 120,000 residents in the Shenandoah Valley near Northern Virginia.
He has over 21 years of experience in progressive librarian leadership specializing in the role of technology and the future of how library systems should meet the needs of their patrons. Huddy began his library career in technology and intelligence and moved into an analytics role for a government sponsor. He served as a public librarian for Fairfax County Public Library and transitioned into a branch manager at Loudon County Public Library where launched Ashburn Library to the community in 2003. Shortly after, Huddy was named Deputy Director of Loudon County Public Library and branch manager for Gum Springs Library.
Since 2013, he has served as the Director of Handley Regional Library System where he has led the system through a major rebranding, new technology and digital initial initiatives, improved collections, enhanced community relations, and better ways to connect residents to information and entertainment to meet their needs.