Gov. Pat McCrory has appointed Sylvia Sprinkle-Hamlin to the North Carolina Public Librarian Certification Commission.
Sprinkle-Hamlin is the director of the Forsyth County Public Library system. A longtime librarian, Sprinkle-Hamlin is on the North Carolina American Library Association, the board of directors for the North Carolina Black Repertory Theatre Company and the Women’s Leadership Council of United Way. She is also the executive producer of the National Black Theatre Festival, the biennial entertainment event that was founded by her late husband, Larry Leon Hamlin.
Sprinkle-Hamlin received a BS in education from Winston-Salem State University and a master’s in library science from Clark Atlanta University.
Michael Y. Taylor, the director of Pender County Public Libraries, was also appointed to the board, to an at-large seat. Sprinkle-Hamlin was nominated by the North Carolina Library Association before being appointed by McCrory to the seat on the board that the governor is required to fill.
The North Carolina Public Librarian Certification Commission adopts rules and regulations to be followed in the certification of public librarians. It is authorized to establish and require written examinations for certified public librarian applicants. Members serve a four-year terms.
Jonathan Dills, another Forsyth County resident, was appointed to the state Well Contractors Certification Commission, which is charged with protecting public health and safety by ensuring the integrity and competence of well contractors and protecting and beneficially developing the groundwater resources of the state.
Dills is the managing partner/owner of the Law Offices of Jonathan S. Dills, P.A.. He also has experience as a claims supervisor and representative with Duke Power and as an assistant financial analyst with RJR Tobacco, Inc. He will serve a three-year term.