Press Release - Detail
For immediate release Friday, Dec. 7, 2018
CONTACT:    Roy L. Williams                                
                        Director of Public Relations             
                        Birmingham Public Library                          
                        Phone: (205) 226-3746 cell (205) 568-0067                        

Sandi Lee recognized for 25 years of service at the Birmingham Public Library

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—The Birmingham Public Library System (BPL) honored Deputy Director Sandra “Sandi” Vick Lee for her 25 years of service during a retirement celebration breakfast held at the Central Library on Friday, Dec. 7.

Lee was recognized for her many contributions by current and former co-workers. Mementos from several programs that Lee was involved in over the years were on display. During her 25-year tenure, Lee served nearly a year as interim director overseeing daily operations of the 19-library system until current Executive Director Floyd Council was hired in November 2017.
Council and BPL Board of Trustees President James Sullivan said BPL is grateful for Lee’s contributions and service for the public over the past 25 years.

“We will miss Sandi Lee’s amazing spirit, but the memory of 25 years of service and community impact will live on at BPL,” Council said.

Added Sullivan: “From serving as BPL Young Professionals president to working with the Foundation and now as BPL Board president, I have always appreciated Sandi’s sincere love for the library, patrons, and people. I wish her well in retirement. Her hard work and experience will be greatly missed.”

Lee began her career at BPL as a storyteller in the Children's Department at the Springville Road Library. After obtaining her Master's Degree in Library and Information Studies, Lee advanced to Central Library as the Children's Department Head and the Public Services Coordinator. She has also served as the Eastern Region and Adult Services Coordinator before being named Deputy Director in the fall of 2015.

Lee received her bachelor's degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and a Master of Library and Information Studies from the University of Alabama. She serves on the Executive Council for The Public Libraries in Jefferson County and on the Board of the Birmingham Public Library Friends Foundation. A native of Birmingham, Lee and her family reside in Jasper, Ala.

Lee said she is looking forward to spending more time with her husband, Wayne, and grandkids as she moves on to the next chapter of life. 

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the Southeast.
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