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Horry County Announces New Library Director

Horry County officials are pleased to announce the appointment of Tracey Elvis-Weitzel as the new Director of Libraries for Horry County Memorial Library. 

Elvis-Weitzel is a lifetime resident of Conway, beginning her library career in 2005 as a Youth Services Library Assistant at Conway Library and becoming the Youth Services Librarian soon after. She took the position of Branch Librarian in 2015 and was promoted to Assistant Director three years later. Prior to librarianship, Tracey taught in local elementary schools for ten years. 

Tracey holds a Master’s in Library and Information Science degree from Clarion University and a Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood and Elementary Education from USC-Coastal Carolina College. She has Professional Librarian Certification from the South Carolina State Library and is a member of both the South Carolina and American Library Associations. 

Elvis-Weitzel said, “I am thrilled to be named the new Director of Libraries and I am committed to helping Horry County Memorial Library anticipate and respond to the changing needs of the community by providing resources, services and spaces that help advance opportunity and education. My top priorities for the Library include initiatives with new and emerging technologies and improved user experience.”

Horry County Memorial Libraries includes ten branches and a bookmobile in locations around Horry County dedicated to informing, enriching, and empowering all persons in our community by creating and promoting free and easy access to a diverse array of available ideas and information.

 



Conway Library Receives Donation from the Rankin Family

Horry County officials are pleased to announce that this month they received the deed to a property donated to benefit the Conway Library, a part of the Horry County Memorial Library system. The property, located at 1008 Winding Road, Conway, South Carolina, was presented as a gift to the Library by Senator Luke Rankin at the Library’s 70th anniversary celebration on August 21, 2019. The Library is currently making plans for the property and details about how the Library plans to put this benevolent gift to best use will be announced at a future date.

“We are fortunate to have a wonderfully supportive community here in Horry County and all of us at the library are so appreciative of this gift from the Rankin family and their continued support of our organization and mission,” said Director of Libraries Cindy Thornley.

Teresa Moise, Chairman of the Library Board of Trustees, said, “The Board is incredibly grateful for this contribution from the Rankin family that will allow us to have an even bigger impact on the people of Horry County.”

Assistant County Administrator for Administration Barry Spivey provided this statement: “On behalf of Horry County Government I would like to extend our thanks to Senator Rankin and his family for providing us with this generous gift. It will bring tremendous value to the communities that we serve.”

Horry County Memorial Libraries includes ten branches and a bookmobile in locations around Horry County dedicated to informing, enriching, and empowering all persons in our community by creating and promoting free and easy access to a diverse array of available ideas and information. 



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