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Library Announces Promotions of Employees to Key Appointed Positions (Sept. 30, 2016)

Facilities Assistant Director and New Collection Development Manager Positions Filled

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Sept. 30, 2016 – The Jacksonville Public Library is proud to announce the promotions of two outstanding library employees. Aubrey Winship Shah was promoted to an appointed position of assistant director of facilities in July; and Charlene Adkins will assume the role of a newly appointed position of collection development manager on Oct. 1, coinciding with the library’s 2016/17 fiscal year.

The ‘Joy of Discovery’ 50-Foot Mural to be Unveiled at Main Library (Sept. 28, 2016)

Joy G. Korman Will Be Honored for Endowment to Enhance Children’s Programming

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Sept. 28, 2016 – The Jacksonville Public Library and the Jacksonville Public Library Foundation will celebrate the completion of an 18-by-50-foot children’s mural titled “The Joy of Discovery” located in the Joy G. Korman Discovery Zone of the Children’s Department at the Main Library on the second floor.

Library—and Florida—Celebrate First Class of Career Online High School Graduates in State (Sept. 26, 2016)

Public Invited to Historic Commencement Ceremony during Adult Literacy Week

Board of Library Trustees Announces New Officers, New Ex Officio Members (Sept. 14, 2016)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Sept. 14, 2016 – The Jacksonville Public Library Board of Library Trustees (BOLT) has announced its new officers and new ex officio members. Serving as board officers are Ronnie King, II, as chair; Timothy “Tim” J. Anderson as vice chair; and Mario J. Payne as secretary. The board also has two new ex officio members: City Council Members Katrina Brown and Tommy Hazouri. BOLT member Sybil Ansbacher will assume the role as liaison to the Jacksonville Public Library Foundation. The new roles will become effective Oct. 1, 2016.


Dual Honor: Jacksonville Public Library Champions Selected as 2016 American Graduate Champions (Sept. 13, 2016)

WJCT to Host Special Reception and Presentation for Honorees Sept. 15

Library Expands Virtual Student Library Card Program to All DCPS Students (Aug. 5, 2016)

School Superintendent and City Officials to Speak at Annual Free Backpack Giveaway

Smithsonian Exhibition at Jacksonville Main Library (Jan. 4, 2016)


‘I Want the Wide American Earth: An Asian Pacific American Story’ Here Through Feb. 28


Library to Unveil 2016 Jacksonville Black History Calendar (Jan. 14, 2016)


Library Staff and Guests to Celebrate 27 Years of Calendar’s Publication

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Jan. 14, 2016 – Jacksonville Public Library staff and honored guests will gather for the library’s unveiling of the 2016 Jacksonville Black History Calendar which continues to be a vital resource documenting the achievements and events in the annals of Jacksonville’s African-American community. This is the 27th annual unveiling and the ninth to be held at the library.

WHEN: Thursday, Jan. 21, 4 p.m.

Main Library to Host 2016 Florida Regional Braille Challenge (Jan. 25, 2016)


Competitions and Activities Will Engage Students “For the Love of Braille”


JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Jan. 25, 2016 – The Jacksonville Public Library is pleased to host the North Florida Regional Braille Challenge for a second consecutive year. Schools in Duval, St. Johns and Clay counties will send more than 50 kindergarten through high school students to compete. The Main Library is one of four regional Florida hosts for the 2016 competition, which is themed “For the Love of Braille.”

Library Starts New Year with New Staff in Key Positions (Jan. 26, 2016)


Facilities Assistant Director, Region Manager and Library Foundation Director Assumed Roles Jan. 4

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Jan. 26, 2016 – The Jacksonville Public Library welcomed three new people to its senior staff effective Jan. 4, 2016. All bring years of experience and effective leadership skills from previous careers to help accomplish the library’s mission.

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