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                      Christeen Snell
                  Introduction by Jack Smith

Christeen Snell is Director of Fayette County Public Library, a library that has been recognized as the library with the "Best Practices” by GPTV.  The Fayette County Public Library is also noted for its exemplary customer service and its children and adult programs. 

Graduate of Rust College, Holly Springs, Missississpi; Public school teacher for two years.  Masters of Library Science from Atlanta University; Professional story teller.

Was chosen as the only librarian from the state to serve on the Department of Adult & Technical Education Advisory Board  now the State library.

Taught Children’s Literature and News Writing at Mercer University, Griffin campus; Speaker for: National 911; Business and Professional Women, Fayette County on Customer Service.

Outstanding Citizen of Fayette County by the Fayetteville Optimist Club, 1999

Outstanding Citizen of Georgia by Cathy Cox, Secretary of State 2000.

Received the 2000 NAACP Image Award; Lecture for the Retired Teachers, Government employees, Public Schools, Private Schools, Numerous Churches; for ten years I created and hosted the magnificent standing room only Blended Heritage Celebration that recognizes the genealogy why we are, who we are at the Fayette County Public library.

Won the Toastmaster's Communication and Leadership award for the state of Georgia in April 2009.

Initiated the inaugural “One Book, One Community”, whereas in, 2012 the book chosen, The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers will be presented in a play on October 11, 2012.

Implemented and coordinated the Letters and Literature series that recognizes ordinary people engaged in extra ordinary activities.

Served on the project management team for expanding the Fayette County Public Library with 5,220 square feet under the leadership of former county Board of Commission, Jack Smith.

Worked effectively with the University of Georgia, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library to create the first ever W. Porter Kellam award that was awarded to Fayette County Children’s author, Robert Burch; Coordinate the successful Teen Summit Programs with over 200 in attendance.  Chosen as one of the motivational speaker for CDC.

Serves on the Board of Directors for Fayette Senior Services. 

Chris states that her purpose in life is her passion for excellence !

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Chris welcomes you to join her at the Fayette County Library.