The Jackson-George Regional Library System selected Ann Rushing as the new branch manager of the East Central Public Library in October. The rural branch is located in the community of Hurley, about 25 miles north of Pascagoula, MS.
Ann Smith Rushing took over the management duties of the East Central Public Library left vacant by a promotion given to Pascagoula manager Leanna Hamburg.
Ann started working for the Jackson-George Regional Library system in 2013 as a library clerk. Previously she was employed with the Harrison County Library System in Biloxi, MS, as Head of Circulation.
She received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the USM in 2002. In 2014, Ann attended the Mississippi Library Association Librarianship 101, a leadership program for those interested in Library Science as a career.
Currently, Ann is a graduate student in the School of Library and Information Science at the University of Southern Mississippi. She is a member of the Mississippi Library Association and USM Library and Information Science Student Association.