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JGRLS Director's Report

Library System promotes Smith to Director

The Jackson-George Regional Library System Board of Trustees has named Lori Ward Smith as Director beginning November 1st. She was promoted from the Pascagoula Public Library where she served as branch manager for the past three years.

She will take the position that was held by Carol Hewlett who recently retired with 15 years of service with the system.

"I am incredibly happy to be selected as library system director," said Ms. Smith. "I feel fortunate to be able to work with such a capable group of people who are totally committed to public service. I look forward to working with all the libraries and communities we serve."

While living in Pascagoula as a child, Lori received her first library card at the Pascagoula Public Library. She previously served as director of the Pickens County Cooperative Library System in Carrollton, Alabama. Lori is a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi and was awarded her Master of Library Service degree at the University of Alabama.

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