NHC Names Conners as Public Library Director

Spotlight on Dana Conners

Spot ConnersDANA CONNERS, who has nearly three decades of experience working in public libraries, was tapped as the New Hanover County Public Library system’s new director.

Conners takes on the role this month, following the retirement of PAIGE OWENS, who served in the position since mid-2019 and worked for the library system for twenty-two years.

A Charlotte native, Conners earned her undergraduate degree from Appalachian State University and her master’s degree in library and information studies from University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Most recently, she served as assistant director of public services with the Austin, Texas, public library system and previously worked with several North Carolina public library systems including Charlotte-Mecklenburg and Iredell, Union, and Cabarrus counties.

She was named the 2012 North Carolina Public Library Director of the Year and is active in numerous professional organizations, including the America Library Association, and holds North Carolina Public Library Certification.

“I am honored to have this opportunity to oversee one of the best public library systems in the state and work with the library’s dedicated and talented staff,” Conners says. “I have long admired the impact that New Hanover County Public Library has made on this community, and I look forward to continuing the library’s great programs and services while also finding new and exciting ways to engage our community.”

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