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.
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, Georgia. My first job was a part time library clerk position at Wayne County Library in 2013. After I graduated from high school I was hired on as a full time member of the Wayne County Library Staff. Then in January of 2019 I moved to our regional headquarters office as the full time office manager and accounting assistant. Since then my duties have lead me more towards the accounting side of our library system, because of this I decided to go back to school to seek a degree in accounting from Coastal Pines College of Jesup, Ga.
On a personal note I’m a mother of two wonderful little boys that are my world. I enjoy spending time with my friends and family and just living life.