Wednesday, November 16, 2011

New Head of the Literacy Center Named

Sue Gillison has been named to lead the Tulare County Library Literacy Program, announced County Librarian Brian Lewis.

“Sue brings a wealth of literacy, community and educational experience to the Literacy Center,” said Mr. Lewis. “She is passionately dedicated to literacy excellence and to the educational welfare of our Tulare County residents. I am pleased and proud to have Sue as part of our Library family.”

A former tutor at the Literacy Center, Ms. Gillison also worked with the Literacy Volunteers of America during the time she lived in New York state. She was an adjunct professor at the College of the Sequoias and served for five years as a board member and president of the Eleanor Roosevelt Community Learning Center Charter School. Ms. Gillison is married and the mother of twin daughters.

“I am excited to be part of this team effort,” said Ms. Gillison. “It’s a privilege to serve this community.”

Ms. Gillison succeeds Patricia Habeck, who retired November 4, after eleven years as the Library Programs and Literacy Specialist.