October/November/December 2018

Special Annual Wrap-up Edition


Campbell County Public Library: Jordan Welborn New Library Director







(RUSTBURG, VA) Jordan Welborn has been named director of the Campbell County Public Library System, effective May 1, 2018. Welborn formerly served as a Public Services Librarian for the locality since 2010, and succeeds Nan Carmack, who retired in October of 2017. In 2014, she was recognized with the Campbell County Employee Excellence Award, and in 2016, was recognized as one of the prestigious “Top 20 under 40 Millenials on the Move” by Lynchburg Business Magazine.
“Jordan has been outstanding in serving the library in numerous ways,” said Sandra Lichtenberger, Chair, Library Board of Trustees. “With her broad range of experience and passion for blending technology with public library service, we look forward to having her lead our library system to the next level.”

William & Mary Libraries is thrilled to welcome its new Music and Arts Librarian, Morgan Davis (formerly of Towson University); and Instruction & Research Librarians, Liz Bellamy (formerly of Radford University), Jessica Ramey (formerly of SUNY Potsdam), and Mary Oberlies (formerly of University of Oregon). All started their new positions in the Research department this fall.











Left to right: Morgan Davis, Liz Bellamy, Jessica Ramey, and Mary Oberlie

Changing of the Guard at Powhatan County Public Library: Whitney Berriman, New Director
Berriman joined the library in 2016. According to the Board of Trustees chair, Holly Stallworth, Berriman has really “shown her leadership, the ability to jump right in and help with programming, staff development and collection development.”

Peggy Martin (left) was Powhattan County Library Director. She retired on May 4 after more than 40 years of service. Whitney Berriman, the new Director is on the right. Photo: Laura McFarland News Editor, Richmond Times Dispatch, May 2, 2018.



Tidewater Library Peeps Dine Around

Easter DiGangi of Portsmouth Public Library organized the first Dine around at Freemason Abbey on Nov 8, 2018. The following libraries are represented in the photo below: Chrysler Museum Library, Hampton Public Library, Norfolk Public Library, Stratford University Newport News Campus Library, Suffolk Public Library, and others. Lisa Vargas brought some swag and we all learned how to make charming table tents among other things.