Carol Boardman Myers
Carol Boardman Myers was born on December 5, 1947 in Albany, NY. She died in Charlotte on August 22 after a brief illness.
Carol attended St. Agnes School in Loudonville, NY and Hood College in Frederick, MD. She completed an M.S. in Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
She joined the Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County (PLCMC) as a reference librarian after positions at UNC Chapel Hill, Duke University and Queens University of Charlotte. She advanced to Director of Technical Services and Director of Branch Services, where she supervised the design and opening of 17 new branches. She served as Chief of Public Services and was Interim Director of the PLCMC in 2003 and 2004. She was Assistant Director of Libraries from 2004 until her retirement in April 2007, after 33 years at the PLCMC.
At her retirement the PLCMC established the annual Carol B. Myers Leadership Award to honor her leadership, dedication and vision and her many contributions to the PLCMC's national reputation.
Carol was deeply committed to the Church of the Holy Comforter. She was an active and faithful member of the Altar Guild and the Crossroads Women's Group. She served on the Vestry and as Senior Warden of the Vestry. Since 2000 she also served on the Advisory Board of the Church of the Beloved in Charlotte.
Carol was preceded in death by her parents, Roy Huth Myers and Mary Helen Boardman Myers, and by two sisters. She is survived by her brothers and their spouses, Stewart C. and Maureen M. Myers of Lexington, MA and Roy B. and JoAnn S. Myers of St. Michaels, MD, and by her niece and nephews, Katherine B. Myers of St. Michaels, Alexander K. Myers of Nashville, TN and Bruce B. Myers of Woburn, MA.
In retirement Carol had planned to row on Lake Wylie, garden and travel. Her illness cut short work on the history of the Boardman family in upstate New York.
Her memorial service will be at 2:00 PM on Sunday, September 9 at the Episcopal Church of the Holy Comforter, 2701 Park Road, Charlotte, NC, 28209. Memorial contributions should be sent to the church's endowment fund.
Arrangements are in the care of Hankins & Whittington, 1111 East Blvd., online at www.hankinsandwhittington.com.
Published in Charlotte Observer from Aug. 26 to Sep. 2, 2007.