Angela Fisher Hall, Director
Angela Fisher Hall is director for the Birmingham Public Library which is the largest public library system in the State of Alabama. With a staff of just over 300 and 19 library locations, she is the library’s day-to-day leader and manages the system’s $15 million dollar annual operating budget. Hall reports to a 10-member library board and works closely with the city’s administration to keep them all abreast of ongoing library programs, services, and facility needs.
Hall received a bachelor’s degree from Birmingham-Southern College and a Master of Library Service degree from The University of Alabama. Additional training has included completion of the Public Library Association’s (PLA) Boot Camp Management Training, the Smithsonian Institution’s Awards for Museum Leadership, and the Getty Museum Leadership Program. Angela began her work in public libraries after graduation from college. She worked in the Birmingham Public Library System for eight years before spending two years as an assistant professor/reference librarian at Spring Hill College in Mobile (AL). In 2009, she completed sixteen years of service with the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute where she served as Vice President of Publications and Special Projects. She was staff liaison for the $6.5 million capital campaign and oversaw a $2.5 million dollar renovation of the facility’s permanent exhibition.
Hall is a 2000 graduate of Leadership Birmingham and serves on the Birmingham-Southern College Diversity Enrichment Team as an Alumni Member. She is the Treasurer of the Jefferson County Library Cooperative (JCLC—now called The Public Libraries In Jefferson County dba JCLC) and a past Council Member of the American Association for State and Local History where she served as Host Committee Chair for the 2013 Annual Meeting in Birmingham, Alabama. Her other professional and civic involvement includes serving on the Jefferson County Library Cooperative’s Executive Committee, the Kiwanis Club of Birmingham, the Women’s Network, Friends of WBHM Advisory Committee, and the boards of Workshops, Inc., United Way of Central Alabama Communications Committee, and the Health Action Partnership Leadership Team (Member-At-Large). She hopes to soon return to active status with Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and the Magic City Chapter of The Links, Incorporated.
A native of Birmingham, Angela has one son, Hardwick Olin Hall, II and is a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church.