Nancy Brockman, a former library assistant at the Corinne Costin Gibson Memorial Public Library in Port St. Joe, is back!
The current branch manager, Carl Copeland, is retiring after 12 years with the library. As the new Gulf County Coordinator, Nancy will manage the Port St. Joe library and will oversee operations at the Charles Whitehead Public Library in Wewahitchka. Nancy plans to help both Gulf County branches of the Northwest Regional Library System by continuing to provide needed services and information to the communities.
Nancy received her Master’s in Library and Information Science from Florida State University in 2012. It was during her time as a paraprofessional at the Port St. Joe Middle/High School Media Center that she decided she wanted to be a librarian. So after 30 years of being out of school, she went back and finished her Associate’s Degree, and then went on to get her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees. She is very fortunate that she had the unfailing support of her husband and children during this endeavor.
Nancy has been working as a reference librarian at the Bay County Public Library since 2013, but always hoped to return to the library in Port St. Joe.
“Finding my way back to the Costin Gibson library in Port St. Joe is a long anticipated goal,” she said. “The path led me to an opportunity with the Bay County Public Library, which allowed me to develop a much greater understanding of how the library system operates, and about the wonderful people that work there. I will miss being at the Bay County Public Library, but I look forward to the challenges ahead, and I’m thrilled to be going back to Gulf County.”
Nancy will start her new position in early July, so be sure to stop by and see her at the library!