Jackson County Librarian Dottie Brunette will retire at the end of the year, and the public is invited to a reception in her honor from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, at the Jackson County Public Library in Sylva.
Brunette has been Jackson County Librarian since May 2007. Previously, she was branch librarian at the Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library in Cashiers, and before that worked at the Macon County Public Library and also at WCU’s Hunter Library.
A native of Sylva, Brunette graduated from Western Carolina University and received her Master of Library Science degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Brunette oversaw the library’s 2011 move from its previous location on Main Street to its new home on the site of the Old Courthouse. All together, Brunette has served the Fontana Regional Library system for 17 years.