Tisdale library finally gets a manager

JANS – After several years of this position being vacant, twenty-eight year old Tiffany Coleman-McGee got lucky. She is the new Branch Manager at the Charles Wesley Tisdale Public Library, 807 East Northside Drive in Jackson, MS. The mother of two sons, ages 6 and 5, has been married for seven years. She holds a B.A. in Psychology from Tougaloo College and recently obtained a Master of Library and Information Science from the University of Southern Mississippi. Ironically, those are the same two institutions attended by DeAnna Tisdale, daughter of Charles Tisdale, for whom the library is named for. “My goals as Branch Manager for the Charles W. Tisdale Library are as follows: maintain and uphold the mission, vision, goals, objectives, and policies of the Jackson-Hinds Library System; ensure that the community receives quality service and quality access to information and materials; use creative and effective programming to promote reading and community literacy; promote positive change within the community by creating programs that encourage and bring awareness to cultural diversity; and increase library usage by reaching beyond the walls of the library to market programs and services to potential patrons,” stated Coleman-McGee. Librarian Ann Sanders will remain at the library to aide Coleman-McGee in achieving her goals. “I am looking forward to working with both Tiffany and Ann. They are both committed to making the Charles Wesley Tisdale Public Library the best resource center in Mississippi. My hat goes off to them and my heart goes out to them for believing that reading, research and rhyme are key in freeing the mind of toxins that kill the spirit,” noted Alice Thomas-Tisdale, widow of the late publisher of the Jackson Advocate.