Monday, November 07, 2011

BPL Extends Thanks to Board Member Owens

Judge Shanta Owens
Judge Shantá Craig Owens always had a love for books. Growing up in Birmingham, she spent many days during her youth in the library. That love for libraries led her to many years of volunteer service as a Birmingham Public Library (BPL) Trustee. She was first appointed to the Board in January 2006. Owens served on various Board committees during her tenure and in 2010 chaired the Public Relations Committee. She resigned from the BPL Board recently when her family moved outside of the Birmingham city limits. Owens is a Criminal District Court Judge for the Tenth Judicial Circuit and currently presides over the Jefferson County Drug Court Program. Aside from her love of public libraries, she enjoys reading, traveling, and swimming. She is married to Rahman Owens and they have one child. Trustees and staff of BPL extend their greatest appreciation to Judge Owens for her many years of service.

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