I came to Georgia ten years ago to work with Georgia Public Library Service in Atlanta as the LSTA coordinator and state data coordinator. Before coming here I worked in state government in Missouri as an accountant and grant officer for several state agencies including the Missouri State Library.
I have several degrees that do not seem to work together, but they really do. I have a bachelor’s degree in accounting, a master’s in public administration and one in library science, and a doctorate in public administration. All of which I use in my current position of Director of the Three Rivers Regional Library System.
I enjoy promoting the services of the local public libraries in our community because so many people do not understand the volume of resources available. Libraries are not just books, but offer a wealth of information that Google, Bing, and Yahoo cannot provide.
I began working for Three Rivers Regional Library System in October, 1999 as a library clerk. I loved working in the library so much that I decided to go back to school for my library degree. In 2002 I graduated with my MLS through the online program at Florida State University and became Circulation Librarian. After fifteen years here, I was promoted to Assistant Director. At Three Rivers, I’ve worked in reference, circulation, cataloging, acquisitions, web development, and human resources. I have also been responsible for statistics, interlibrary loan, and PINES/Evergreen issues.
A native of Massachusetts, I earned an MA in art history and Italian at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland, before moving to Georgia to take up a position at the Jeykll Island Museum and Historic District. After several years as a museum and historic site curator, I joined the Three Rivers Regional Library System in 2010 as the manager of the St. Simons Island Public Library. I transferred to the TRRLS regional office in 2013, applying for grants and assisting with regional programs such as Prime Time and Summer Reading. Currently, I catalog materials for all eight TRRLS libraries and also carry out interlibrary loans. I live in Brunswick with my husband, daughter, and cat; and I am an avid reader of romance, horror, and historical fiction.
I have been with the Three Rivers Regional Library System since April, 2014 and I provide IT support to the library system (eight libraries and an administrative office). I am a native Georgian and I have worked within the public library system since 2002. I received my MLIS from Valdosta State University located in Valdosta, Georgia, in 2012, and my BA from Brewton-Parker Baptist College located in Ailey, Georgia, in 2010.
I am the Youth Services and Programs Coordinator. I previously served as Technical Services Librarian at North Greenville University in Tigerville, SC. I hold a Master of Library and Information Science degree from Valdosta State University and an Education Specialist Degree (Ed. S) degree in Leadership from Liberty University.
I began working in the Three Rivers Regional Library System administrative office in 2016 as the Program & IT Associate before becoming the Digital Services Librarian. Previously, I worked as a library clerk at the Wayne County Public Library in Jesup, Georgia. I received my Master of Library and Information Science degree from Valdosta State University in 2018.
I was born and raised in Jesup, and began visiting the library when I was a small child. When I was a senior in high school, I began working at the Wayne County Library through a work-based learning program. After I graduated from WCHS in 2007, I went to college at CCGA in Brunswick.
I was asked to come back to work for the Wayne County Library in 2008 and worked there for nine years, ending my time with them as Assistant Manager. I now work for the Three Rivers Regional Library System office where I am the office manager.