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11 Aug 2014 9:47 AM | Tina Harry (Administrator)


After 12 years of faithful service, Nell Branch has retired as Head Librarian of McMorrough Library on the Goodman campus of Holmes Community College.

Branch, a lifelong resident of Mississippi, graduated Holmes Junior College with an Associate of Arts and went on to complete a B.S. in elementary education from Delta State University. Branch went to work teaching school in Ocean Springs, MS, for four years. Following that she served as a social worker in central Mississippi for four years. Branch then returned to school and completed a Master’s degree in Elementary Education from Mississippi State University. Before coming to work at Holmes, Branch did graduate work in Library and Information Science through the University of Southern Mississippi.

Branch began her career at Holmes as Assistant Librarian. Branch was also the cataloger for the library system along with her many other duties. In a few short years, she was promoted to the Head Librarian position but still managed to juggle cataloging duties for the whole system along with the day-to-day running of McMorrough library. Branch was instrumental in bringing displays of student artwork into the library as well as author receptions and Homecoming events. The library staff of Holmes Community College thanks her for her years of service to Holmes and the community of Goodman, MS, and wishes her well in retirement.

Branch keeps busy and enjoys reading and photography. Her photography work has been featured on the cover of Mississippi Libraries. She has a grown son, Jay.



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