Americas Regional Council

Julie Walker

State Librarian and Associate Vice Chancellor, Georgia Public Library Service

Julie Walker

Julie Walker is Georgia’s State Librarian and Associate Vice Chancellor of the University System of Georgia. She has also served as Deputy State Librarian, Assistant State Librarian for Support Services and Strategic Initiatives, and as the first Program Director for PINES (Public Information Network for Electronic Services), Georgia’s statewide library card program. She served as Associate Director at the Athens Regional Library System in Athens, GA, and has held professional positions in library systems in Charlotte, Winston-Salem and Asheboro, North Carolina. She is a past president of the Georgia Library Association, and Associate Editor of the Georgia Library Quarterly. Julie holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and the Master of Library Science degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Julie serves as chair of public policy committee of the Chief Officers of State Library Agencies (COSLA) and on the COSLA board. She is a member of the advisory board for ALA’s Center for the Future of Libraries and a coach with the Public Library Association’s Leadership Institute. She is a graduate of the University System of Georgia’s Accelerated Leadership Academy, USG’s Executive Leadership Institute and Leadership Athens. Julie is a member of the Board of Visitors of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Information and Library Science, the advisory board of Valdosta State University’s School of Library and Information Science, and the University of Georgia’s Certified Public Manager program.

Term end date: 31 October 2022

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Georgia Public Library Service

Georgia Public Library Service
1800 Century Place, Suite 580
Atlanta, Georgia 30345