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New Director and Branch Manager at Jackson-George Regional Library (People in the News)

Wednesday, December 22, 2021 8:37 AM | Anonymous

Jackson-George Regional Library System Board of Trustees
Pictured are (left to right) George Sholl, Belinda Dammen, Angela Stewart (director), Metty Ryals, Carol Lewis-Jones (board chair), Evelyn Read (vice-chair), and Nancy Jo Maples. Not pictured, Susan Agnelly.

The Jackson-George Regional Library System Board of Trustees welcomed new Library System Director Angela Stewart at the October 2021 meeting. She was promoted from the Pascagoula Public Library where she served as branch manager. Stewart was also the Gautier Public Library manager before being promoted to the main library in Pascagoula.

“I am incredibly happy to be selected as library system director,” said Mrs. Stewart. “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.”

After working on air for 15 years, including as a radio announcer on K99 and Magic 93.7 FM, Angela decided to change her career path. In July of 2001, she was hired as a library clerk at the Vancleave Public Library and became very interested in Library Science as a career. Stewart is a longtime Gautier resident and a 1984 graduate of Pascagoula High School. She received her Bachelor of Library Science in 2013 and her Master of Library and Information Science in 2017 at the University of Southern Mississippi.

Jackson-George Regional Library System also announced a change for the Pascagoula Public Library by selecting Jeanne Damiano as branch manager. Damiano takes the position that was previously held by Angela Stewart who is now the new Library Director for the system. Damiano was previously the JGRLS Collection Management Services coordinator in Administration. She previously served as branch manager for the Lucedale, Ocean Springs, and Vancleave Public Libraries.

Damiano graduated with a BA in Library and Information Science and minor in English from Southern Mississippi in 1997 and received her MLIS in 1999. She also received the 1999 Anna M. Roberts Award for scholarship, service, and professionalism.

For more information about Jackson-George Regional Library System, visit www.jgrls.org.



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