Anthony W. Marx

President, New York Public Library

 Anthony W. Marx is president and CEO of New York Public Library, since 2011. He has expanded the library’s role as an education provider, creating new after-school programs and expanding English language, citizenship, computer, and coding classes. Under his leadership, the library has increased access to e-books, partnered with public schools to enable books to circulate directly to teachers and students, and launched a pilot to provide Internet access in low-income homes. From 2003 to 2011, Marx was president of Amherst College. He previously was a political science professor and director of undergraduate studies at Columbia University and worked on education in South Africa in the 1980s. 

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