Meet the New Board Members

Good news for the Friends of the Orange County Public Library! We now have two excellent new board members. We are still seeking a third member to fill an open seat.

FOCPL Board of Directors

  • Tommy McNeill, President
  • Lori-Anne Shapiro, Vice-President
  • Mark Smith, Treasurer
  • Tori Williams Reid, Treasurer-Elect
  • Shannon Turlington, Secretary and Newsletter Coordinator
  • Bill Barrows, Member At-large
  • Marcia Cameron, Chair, Events and On-going Book Sales
  • Robin Crawford, Chair, Membership Committee

Meet Robin Crawford

Robin2Robin, a native North Carolinian and a resident of Hillsborough for 18 years, has more than 20 years of experience in project management, clinical trials and pharmaceutical sales. As a member of several nonprofit organizations, she has served on the membership committees. Two of these were Jack and Jill of America, Durham Chapter, and the Triangle Park Chapter of the Links, Inc., in which she was responsible with other members for bringing in and maintaining qualified members through critical needs assessments. She holds a B.A. in Communications and an M.A. in Training and Development from North Carolina Central University. Robin is married to Attorney Brian Crawford and has one 8-year-old daughter, Genesis. She has agreed to serve as Membership Chair, where her past experience will be much appreciated.

Meet Shannon Turlington

ShannonShannon has always loved libraries, books and writing. As a teenager, she worked with her father, a dealer of rare and used books, and volunteered for her hometown library in Pittsboro, and as an undergraduate at UNC-Chapel Hill, she worked in Wilson Library. After graduating with a B.A. in English and honors in creative writing, Shannon was an editor for an academic publisher and helped found an Internet start-up. She then turned to writing full-time, publishing 18 nonfiction books on subjects as diverse as Internet technologies and voodoo. Most recently, Shannon worked for IntraHealth International, a global health nonprofit in Chapel Hill, where she compiled and edited online documentation for an open source software development project. Sharon currently parents her 6-year-old son, contributes book reviews to Kirkus Indie and occasionally blogs about books and reading at shannonturlington.com. Shannon’s experience will be an asset in her new role as Newsletter Coordinator, and she has also agreed to serve as Secretary.

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