Congrats Jo Ann Pinder, Woman of the Year!

As the executive director of the Gwinnett County Public Library (GCPL) for 15 years, Pinder operated with clear direction and a commitment to the belief that “a library should serve from cradle to grave.” During her tenure, the GCPL was named the 2000 Library of the Year by the Library Journal, instituting a host of customer-focused changes that made the Gwinnett library system one that leaders from other areas envy – and local patrons embrace and enjoy.

Good for you, Jo Ann! Good luck on your run for ALA Treasurer as well! You’ve got my vote.

Here’s what Jessamyn wrote about Pinder’s firing without cause from Gwinnett Co. Library. And Karen wrote about her firing as a travesty here.