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Executive Director

Bev James

Beverly James’ professional library career began in 1976 in Campbell County, Kentucky where she directed a federally-funded library demonstration project that resulted in countywide tax support for public library service. In 1984, Bev moved to North Carolina to become the Branch Services Director for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Library where she was involved with the construction and renovation of several library branches.

Bev became Executive Director of the Greenville County Library System in September 2000, following her 12 year tenure as Director of Libraries in Roanoke, Virginia. While there, she served on the city’s economic development team that oversaw the construction of a new conference center connected to the historic Hotel Roanoke.

Bev has a Master’s degree in Library Science from the University of Kentucky and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Virginia Tech. She is Treasurer of the Southeastern Library Association and Chair of the CART (Coins for Alzheimer’s Trust Fund) Committee of the Rotary Club of Greenville. She also serves on the Greenville County Workforce Development Board’s One Stop Delivery System (SC Works Committee).

Contact Ms. James at bjames@greenvillelibrary.org or by phone at 864-527-9231.