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  • County Hires New Public Library Director

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    March 26, 2021
    County Hires New Public Library Director
    FAYETTEVILLE – County Manager Amy Cannon has hired Faith Phillips as the County’s next Public Library Director, following the vacancy created by the retirement of Jody Risacher in June 2020.
    Phillips will begin her new job on May 10. She is currently the manager for the Durham County Main Library, which has undergone a multi-year renovation and transformation of the facility. Her experience includes serving in various roles with the Wake County and Durham County Library systems, including youth services humanities coordinator and teen librarian in Durham before being named the interim Main Library Manager in October 2016.
    She has successfully written and implemented several grant projects, including an award-winning two-year federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) Project Literacy and Lifelong Learning Grant for Practicing Inclusivity: Establishing a Multi-Sensory Environment, Inclusive Playroom, and Adaptive Mobile Technology Units for Transformation Main that focuses on serving individuals with special needs. The program received an achievement award from the National Association of Counties in 2020.
    Phillips is a graduate of Duke University with bachelor’s degrees in history and religion. She earned her master’s degree in library science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
    “We are look forward to welcoming Faith Phillips to Cumberland County, our library system and our leadership team,” said County Manager Amy Cannon.

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    Sally Shutt, Public Info. Systems Director
    sshutt@co.cumberland.nc.us, (910) 437-1921