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June 23, 2014

Courtland, VA – The Blackwater Regional Library Board of Trustees are pleased to announce the hiring of Jenny Bailey as its new library director, effective July 1st. Ms. Bailey will be replacing retiring Director, Yvonne Hilliard-Bradley, hired in 2009.

Bailey has been with Blackwater Regional since 2011 when she was hired as the Branch Manager of the Carrollton Branch. She later became Branch Manager of the larger Smithfield Branch in 2013. Prior to Blackwater, Bailey earned skills in management and youth services in positions with the Hampton Public Library and Suffolk Public Library.

Bailey received her Masters of Library and Information Science from the University of South Carolina and her undergraduate degree in English from the Virginia Commonwealth University.

“Jenny has demonstrated talented leadership in several capacities, as she has moved quickly from managing a small branch to a large one, and as she was chosen to be a part of a select group of library professionals to participate in VALLA, the Virginia Library Leadership Academy. I am excited to think of what she will be able to accomplish over the coming years with her wealth of energy, creativity, and enthusiasm for her work,” said Hilliard-Bradley.

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