Board of Directors

Patty Pilkerton, Birmingham

Patty Pilkerton, Birmingham

Patty A. Pilkerton is the former Associate Librarian and Head of Digital Programs and Preservation at the Mervyn H. Sterne Library at the University of Alabama in Birmingham (UAB). She retired from UAB in July of 2012. A graduate of Fairfield High School, she received a B.S. in Education from the University of Montevallo; a M.A. in Education from the University of Alabama in Birmingham; and an M.L.I.S. from the University of Alabama. Patty has been very involved in civic and professional organizations and activities locally, statewide, and nationally. She is a former president for the Central City Neighborhood Association and currently serves on boards of the Alabama Writers Forum, Alabama Book Festival, Alabama Center for the Book, Birmingham Planning Commission, Birmingham Historical Society, Jefferson County Historical Commission, the Library School Association (University of Alabama), City of Birmingham Library Board of Trustees, and REV Birmingham's Executive Committee. With a long career in libraries, she is active professionally in several organizations including the American Library Association, Association of College and Research Libraries, Alabama Association of College and Research Libraries, Alabama Instructional Media Association, American Association of School Libraries, Southeastern Library Association (where she served as the Preservation Roundtable Chair), and the Alabama Library Association (where she served as the Education Committee Chair and on the Alabama Author Awards Committee). (photo by Jamie Martin)