Jane Blue new public library director

Published 9:37 am Friday, November 30, 2018

Jane Blue has been named the new director of the Davie County Public Library. She will begin the position on Dec. 3.

Blue joins the library from the Nantahala Regional Library system where she has served as the librarian/branch manager.  With more than 12 years of experience, she brings a wealth of knowledge related to library systems, services, and collections.

Her prior position included managing a team of six employees and more than 20 volunteers.

“Her experience and comfort level with library promotions and marketing, as well as research, will be a great asset to the Davie County Public Library,” said County Manager John Eller.

She earned her master’s of library and information science degree from the University of South Carolina in 2012. Throughout her career, she has had a number of accomplishments including being awarded a $43,000 grant to make improvements to Andrews Public Library through the Cannon Charitable Foundation.

“Jane comes to us with extensive experience in public library management and community engagement. I am confident that she is both capable and excited about the growth opportunities here in Davie, both for library services and professional staff development. She will be a wonderful addition to our community,” said the current library director, Jane McAllister.

McAllister officially retires from the Davie County Public Library on Dec. 14 after 15 years.