The Board of Directors for the Scottsboro Public Library has named Jared Dovers as Director. “We are excited to announce Jared’s appointment, and we are excited starting a new chapter in the life of our library and its mission to serve our community.,” said Brenda Ivey, chair of the Board of Directors. “Speaking on behalf of the board, our goals and Jared’s goals for the library meshed so well. Increasing the visibility of the library, meeting the needs of the community, additional programming for all ages and events of interest to the community were high on our agenda for a new director. We have confidence that the goals set will be accomplished, and we will see our patrons return to a better library that will continue to meet the growing needs of the community.”
Dovers graduated in 2001 from Scottsboro High School before earning a Bachelor’s of Arts degree from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. He has spent the previous 12 years in as a corporate communications and PR professional, serving most recently as the Vice President of Operations for Pioneer Utility Resources, headquartered in Hillsboro, Oregon.
“I consider myself extremely blessed to be able to work in my hometown, and with this community,” said Dovers. “This library was important to my life growing up, as it was to so many others. I look forward to helping make sure the library continues to serve the people of Scottsboro for years to come.”
“I am excited to grow our library, and to work with Jared on new ways to serve our people,” said Pat Chandler, library assistant and bookkeeper. “The people are why we do what we do.”
The Scottsboro Public Library was established in 1929 and today provides access to essential resources and programming for the city and Jackson County.
“The library should be the heart of its community,” said Martha Avans, library assistant. “We have work to do to reach out to our teens and other groups to bring them back into the library. I am looking forward our library being a more lively place in the coming months and years.”
Dovers and his wife Nicole have four children, Rainy, Eli, Joah and Harper. Dovers currently serves as the Senior Warden at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church and is member of the Board of Directors for the Mountain Lakes Chamber of Commerce.
About Scottsboro Public Library
Since 1929, the Scottsboro Public Library has served the people of Jackson County as a center for current, reliable and appropriate information as a resource for the continuing life-long education of all members of the community. The Scottsboro Public Library will continue to strive to provide the services that are relevant to the changing needs of our community.