Birmingham Public Library Appoints New
Associate Director

BIRMINGHAM, AL -- Birmingham Public Library is pleased to announce that the Library Board has appointed Ms. Pamela O. Lyons as Associate Director, effective August 10, 2002. Ms. Lyons succeeds Ms. Barbara C. Sirmans, who was named Director of the Birmingham Public Library in March of this year.

Ms. Lyons began her career as a librarian in 1978, working in the Reference Department of the Birmingham Public Library’s Central location. After working in several areas and serving as Head of numerous departments, Ms. Lyons was promoted to Southern Region Coordinator in 1991, where she was responsible for overseeing the operations of Avondale, Eastwood, North Avondale, Southside and Titusville branches of the Birmingham Public Library. In 2000, she was named Public Services Coordinator.

Ms. Lyons is involved in numerous professional and civic activities, including the American Library Association, Alabama Library Association, and Public Library Association. She also serves as a board member for the Friends of Avondale Park and is very active in the United Way and Friendship Baptist Church in Homewood. Ms. Lyons has also served as a past board member for the Five Points South YMCA. She is married to Mr. Samuel O. Lyons, Jr., and mother of two children, Samuel III and Ehren Ashely.

The Birmingham Public Library and its 20 branch locations provide the public with the most current collections, as well as the most comprehensive research tools in the state. The Birmingham Public Library strives to inform visitors by hosting special programs year round, such as Brown Bag Lunch series and Alabama Bound, in addition to children’s programs from toddlers to teenagers. These programs allow the public to meet and greet guest lecturers, musicians, authors and publishers. For more information regarding the Birmingham Public Library and a list of exciting, upcoming events, please visit www.bplonline.org or call 205.226.3600.