Jackie Icenhower, Director of the Atlanta Public Library for more than 13 years has been named KPYN Radio’s 2018 Atlanta Woman of the Year.
Robert DelGiorno, KPYN’s owner announced that Icenhower was named the woman of the year today.
Jackie Icenhower is not only a successful grant writer, but also a fantastic “Sugar” to her two granddaughters. During her time at the library, the number of people coming to the library annually has risen by 10,000. Mrs. Icenhower taught for 16 years in both public and private schools, so teaching classes on computer use, knitting, or quilting came naturally.
“When our family relocated to Atlanta over 13 years ago it was about the same time that Jackie became the director of the library.” Robert DelGiorno said. “In the past 13 years I’ve noticed that the Atlanta Public Library has set the bar for the highest standards and is probably one of the best libraries in the country.”
It’s obvious that Atlanta’s Library is another benifit in the Atlanta community and it’s another reason why Atlanta is a great place to live and operate a business. Jackie Icenhower deserves a lot of the credit for the libraries success.
Jackie Icenhower has impressive credentials
Jackie. Icenhower received her Master’s degree in Library Science from Texas Woman’s University in 2009. She also has a Master’s degree in English and Psychology and a B.S. in Education. She regularly attends conferences and seminars and subscribes to library discussion groups to stay abreast of the latest trends in Librarianship. From those continuing education exercises came the ideas for the 3D printer, the heirloom seed collection, digitizing our newspaper collection, and lending the Wi-Fi hotspots. Other innovations at the library during her tenure include a public garden, the aforementioned classes, National designation as a Family Place Library, family game nights, CD/DVD repair, and an expanded genealogical collection.
Jackie Icenhower has a strong family and she’s got talent
Mrs. Icenhower has been married to Kenny Icenhower for 36 years and has three children. She enjoys quilting, knitting, tatting, cross-stitch, smocking, playing the piano, and making outfits for her granddaughters. She sings with Four States Fusion Chorus, a part of Sweet Adelines International barbershop quartet style four part harmony for women.