Monday, April 17, 2017

Birmingham Public Library System Has New Branch Managers at Titusville and Wylam Libraries

Birmingham Public Library's Titusville and Wylam locations have new branch managers. Amanda Jenkins heads the Titusville Branch Library after spending time at the public library in Alabaster. She previously worked part time at several BPL locations, including Springville Road. Selina Johnson now heads the Wylam Branch Library after spending 18 years as a librarian in the Birmingham Public School system.

Amanda Jenkins

Amanda T. Jenkins began overseeing the Titusville Library in late January. Before joining the Birmingham Public Library (BPL), Jenkins served as the circulation department head at Albert L. Scott Library in Alabaster.

A Birmingham native, Jenkins has a bachelor’s in science degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and a master of library and information studies from the University of Alabama. Jenkins has been busy meeting patrons and neighborhood leaders over the past two-and-half months, and is excited to be a part of the Titusville community.

“I've worked part-time for the Birmingham Public Library system in the past, and I loved it. I'm thrilled to begin working in Birmingham again, as promoting literacy and public service are my greatest passions,’ Jenkins said.

Jenkins worked part-time jobs at the Springville Road and Eastwood Libraries, and the Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest while earning her master's degree. Upon earning her MLIS, she was employed at Virginia College before joining the Albert L. Scott Library in Alabaster.

Meet Amanda Jenkins:
Hometown: Birmingham, AL
Favorite book: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Favorite movie: Pulp Fiction
Favorite television show: Real Time with Bill Maher
Favorite quote that you use as a guide in life: "It is not the magnitude of our actions but the amount of love that is put into them that matters." – Mother Teresa
How to reach her: Visit or call Jenkins at the Titusville Library, 205-322-1140, or email her at atjenkins@bham.lib.al.us.


Selina Johnson

Selina Johnson began overseeing the Wylam Branch Library on April 3, 2017. Prior to joining the Birmingham Public Library, Johnson served as a school librarian in the Birmingham Public School System for 18 years. A Birmingham native, Johnson received her bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in elementary education from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She received her master’s degree in library and information science from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa in 2001.

Upon graduation from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Johnson worked as school librarian in the Birmingham City School System at Glenn Middle School, Martha Gaskins Middle School, and Carver High School.

“I am thrilled to be a part of the Birmingham Public Library family. Everyone has been so welcoming and supportive. My hope is to be an integral part of building upon the services and programs that are offered at Wylam Library and to support the Wylam community. This community has such a big heart.” Johnson said.

Meet Selina Johnson:
Hometown: Hoover, AL
Favorite book: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
Favorite movie: It’s a Wonderful Life (original 1946 version)
Favorite television show: Queen Sugar
Favorite quote that you use as a guide in life: “I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” –Maya Angelou
How to reach her: Visit or call Johnson at the Wylam Library, 205-785-0349, or email her at sjjohnson@bham.lib.al.us.

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