Press Release - Detail
Roy L. Williams            
Director of Public Relations        
Birmingham Public Library             
Phone: (205) 226-3746 cell (205) 568-0067            
For immediate release Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2017
Meet Pratt City Branch Manager Tracy Simpson

Hometown: Dallas, Texas
College degree: Undergraduate in Sociology and master’s degree in Library Science at the University of North Texas
Favorite book: “She’s Come Undone”  by Wally Lamb
Favorite movie: “Talk to Me”
Favorite television show: “How to Get Away with Murder”
Favorite quote that you use as a guide in life: “It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it.”  – Lena Horne

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.-The Pratt City Library has a new branch manager.  Tracy Simpson began overseeing the library on June 26, 2017.
Before joining the Birmingham Public Library (BPL), Simpson served as lead librarian at the Ralph Ellison Library in Oklahoma City.   Prior to moving to Oklahoma, Simpson lived in Fort Worth, Texas, and worked as the medical librarian for John Peter Smith Hospital, where she enjoyed doing research and conducting instruction sessions for new physicians.

Simpson began her career in libraries as a customer service representative for the Dallas Public Library in 2004 and was promoted to circulation supervisor in 2007.  In 2009, Simpson accepted a position with the Texas Woman’s University Health Sciences Library, where she worked as a Library Assistant II, providing library instruction to students and conducting research for faculty.

A Texas native, Simpson attended undergraduate and graduate school at the University of North Texas, where she obtained a master of library science degree in 2013. Upon graduation, Simpson returned to work at the Dallas Public Library as a librarian before being quickly promoted to branch manager of the Highland Hills Library in 2014.

“I am excited to join the Pratt City team and I am learning so much about the rich history of the Pratt City community.  I am looking forward to my adventures here at BPL as well as new adventures here in the city of Birmingham!”

About the Birmingham Public Library (BPL)
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