Homa Naficy is chief adult learning officer at Hartford Public Library. She founded and is director of The American Place, a program designed for Hartford’s immigrant and refugee community. Her previous positions include library consultant at the Hebrew Home for the Aged, adult and outreach services librarian in the Westchester Library System and reference librarian at several libraries, including the White Plains Public Library, Yonkers Public Library, Newark Public Library, and New Rochelle Public Library. She was named a White House Champion of Change in 2013 and was awarded the Connecticut Immigrant of the Year Award in 2001. Naficy received a B.A. from American University of Paris and an M.L.S. from Rutgers University.