For immediate release Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016
CONTACT: Roy L. Williams
Director of Public Relations
Birmingham Public Library
Phone: (205) 226-3746 cell (205) 568-0067
Meet the new branch manager at Smithfield Branch Library, Heather McWilliams
undergraduate and master’s degrees in library science at the University of Alabama
“Dark Tower” by Stephen King
: “Shawshank Redemption”
Favorite television show: “The Walking Dead”
Favorite quote that you use as a guide in life: “Happiness can be found in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.” – Albus Dumbledore
How to reach her:
Call McWilliams at Smithfield Branch Library at (205) 324-8428 or visit the library at #1 8th Ave. West, Birmingham AL 35204
Heather McWilliams hired as new branch manager at Smithfield Branch Library
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama—Smithfield Branch Library, #1 8th Ave. West, has a new branch manager. Heather McWilliams, 29, began overseeing the library on Aug. 22, 2016.
Before joining the Birmingham Public Library (BPL), McWilliams served as head librarian the past two years at the Helen Keller Public Library in Tuscumbia, Ala., the oldest chartered public library in Alabama. A Tuscaloosa native, McWilliams attended undergraduate and graduate school at the University of Alabama, where she obtained a master’s of library science degree in 2011.
Upon graduation, McWilliams worked at Bevill State Community College as a librarian before moving to work at the Rose Creek Public Library in Woodstock, Ga., where she discovered a passion for working at a public library.
“I enjoyed my time at the previous libraries and am excited to be part of the Birmingham Public Library system,” McWilliams said. “I look forward to learning more about the Smithfield Branch and meeting its patrons.”
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