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Executive Director, Floyd Council Interviews for the “Are You a Librarian” Documentary 

JACKSON, MS, January 22, 2024 – Executive Director, Floyd Council Interviews for the “Are You a Librarian”, The Untold Story of Black Librarians Documentary.

Floyd Council, Executive Director of the Jackson/Hinds Library System participated in a candid and open-hearted interview for the trending Podcast and documentary series, “Are you a Librarian”, The Untold Story of Black Librarians. This series was launched on Good Morning America in October 2023 and has reached 4.8 million subscribers (about twice the population of Mississippi) on the GMA YouTube channel. This amazing work was produced and directed by Mr. Rodney Freeman, founder of Reminisce Preservation LLC. Floyd Council had the joy of hiring Rodney Freeman to his first Branch Manager’s job at the St Louis Public Library. Rodney Freeman has since taken the library world by storm with curations of librarians in the black experience. Floyd Council is an American Library Association Spectrum Diversity Scholar, a Life Member of the Black Caucus of the American Library Association, and a deeply passionate Mississippian. “It is a joy to share my career experience with the next generation of librarians, and I am honored as a native Mississippian to serve as Executive Director of the Jackson Hinds Library System during this time of change and transformation,” said Council. The Jackson Hinds Library System is launching a new five-year Strategic Planning process with the national consulting firm of Library Strategies in February 2024.

Untold Story of Black Librarians Podcast 

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About Jackson Hinds Library System: 

We provide public library service to urban metropolitan Jackson and Hinds County, Mississippi, the state capital. Our goal is to provide quality service through our 14 locations with a focus on community, education, and digital life. We currently operate under our historic 1986 City/County agreement, but our history dates to our original Jackson Carnegie Library founding in 1910.

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