Alabama Regional Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped a division of the Alabama Public Library Service
Regional Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (BPH). As head of BPH, Hall provides leadership and support for planning, development, and improvement of state-wide library services for citizens of Alabama who are blind, have visual impairments, or have a disability and cannot read or hold print. She plans, coordinates, and monitors the activities of BPH so that all specialized services are in compliance with Alabama Public Library Service (APLS) and the National Library Service (NLS)/Library of Congress rules and regulations.
Angela has more than 37 years of experience working for public, academic, and special libraries—with 33 years as a professional librarian. Prior to her time at BPH, she worked for six and a half years as part of the Birmingham Public Library System’s administrative team—serving as associate director, interim director, and then director. Hall received a bachelor’s degree from Birmingham-Southern College and a Master of Library Service degree from The University of Alabama. Additional training has included completion of the Public Library Association’s (PLA) Boot Camp Management Training, the Smithsonian Institution’s Awards for Museum Leadership, and the Getty Museum Leadership Program. Angela began her work in public libraries after graduation from college. She worked in public libraries for eight years before spending two years as an Assistant Professor/Reference Librarian at Spring Hill College in Mobile (AL). In 2009, she completed sixteen years of service with the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute where she served as Vice President of Publications and Special Projects.
Hall is a 2000 graduate of Leadership Birmingham and was an active member of the Birmingham Kiwanis and the Women’s Network before beginning her work in Montgomery in 2016. She currently serves as President for the NLS Southern Region where she represents network libraries within the southern states who serve the blind and visually impaired. Additionally, she is a member of the National Federation of the Blind of Alabama Senior’s Division. Angela has one son, Hardwick Olin Hall, II who works in Birmingham as a graphic designer.
Sunday, June 28
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM