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16 Nov 2016 8:46 AM | Sarah Mangrum (Administrator)

The Jackson-George Regional Library System has hired Amanda Brooks as the manager of the Genealogy and Local History Department at the Pascagoula Public Library.

The newly created position will enable the department to better organize, manage, and direct the digitization project currently underway.  As manager, Amanda will guide the department into the era of digitization through professionally approved methods and best practices in an effort to offer increased access to unique resources pertaining to the community, which the library system serves.

Amanda Brooks recently moved to Pascagoula, from Williamsport, Pennsylvania.

Having earned her Bachelors of Art in English Literature from Lock Haven University in 2014, Amanda moved to Scotland to attend the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow to attain her MSC.  Upon completing her dissertation on the impact of digitization in cultural heritage institutions, Amanda earned her Master of Science in Information and Library Studies with a UK level of distinction in 2016.

“Through hearing family stories as a child, my own personal research and placements taken on during her education, I have developed a passion for genealogy that I hope will benefit my new position” she said.  She is most looking forward to working on the digital preservation project at JGRLS in order to ensure that their collections are safeguarded for future generations.  



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