Thomas named as executive director of Hancock libraries
By Echo Staff
May 23, 2014, 20:00
The Hancock County Library System Board of Trustees on Tuesday named Courtney Thomas as the library system’s new executive director.
Thomas had been serving as interim executive director since Feb. 1, 2013.
She began her career when she was a high school junior, working as a shelver at the Bay St. Louis-Hancock County Library. She then went on to college and came back to the same library as a reference assistant. She worked at NASA Space Center and Hancock Medical Center, until returning to the library system in June 2010, as Personnel/Grants officer.
“The library seems to be in my destiny,” said Thomas, who is also a native of Hancock County. “I love the library and the services it provides the citizens of Hancock County and surrounding communities. The team here is awesome and I am proud to be able to assist in moving them and the library system forward.”
Thomas holds Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Southern Mississippi, and is currently enrolled in the Master of Library and Information Science program at the University of Southern Mississippi.
“We are pleased to have Courtney fill the executive director position,” said Dolly Lundberg, HCLS Board of Trustees chairman. “She has done an excellent job as interim executive director, and we know she will continue to perform well as executive director.”