Library Director's Message

Jennifer Whaley

Meet the new OCPL Director!

Jennifer Whaley is a native of Richlands, NC. She is a recently retired 28-year NC Public School educator. She attended the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and graduated with a BA in English Language and Literature with NC Teacher Certification for grades 9-12. Mrs. Whaley is a National Board-Certified teacher of Adolescent & Young Adult literature. She attended graduate school at East Carolina University on a full academic scholarship earning her Master’s Degree in Library Science. She holds her NC Public Librarian Certification.

Prior to accepting the position of Onslow County Library Director in August 2022, Mrs. Whaley served as an Onslow County educator as a High School English teacher and a School Media Coordinator/Librarian. Mrs. Whaley is excited to continue serving the citizens of her native county. Her goal is to build stronger partnerships and relationships between OCPL and local schools and businesses. Her passion is championing others by connecting people to resources that will ignite the desire for lifelong learning and enrich daily lives. She aspires to help lead the initiative to create a new marketplace of ideas within a community living room in the heart of Onslow County. She invites you to visit one of our four branches of OCPL, sign up for a library card and utilize the valuable resources available to the public.

We are so excited to have Mrs. Whaley join our OCPL team and look forward to her support and leadership!

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