Jan Carter

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Jan Carter

Media Center
One glance at a book and you hear the voice of another person, perhaps someone dead for 1,000 years. To read is to voyage through time. – Carl Sagan
The only thing that you absolutely have to know, is the location of the library. –Albert Einstein
Google can bring you back 100,000 answers, a librarian can bring you back the right one. –Neil Gaiman


Ms. Carter was born and raised in Anniston, AL.  Her family moved there when her father retired from the military and began working in Civil Service at Ft. McClellan.  She attended Anniston High School and did her undergraduate degree at Jacksonville State University, just ten miles from her family home.  Her love of history led to her B.A. with a double major in History and English and a double minor in Library Science and Political Science.  She then attended the University of Tennessee, Knoxville for her American Library Association accredited graduate studies in Library and Information Science.
Her first job as a librarian was at the Ector County Library in Odessa, Texas.  She later moved to Austin, Texas and worked in Special Libraries at the Texas State Library and Archives.  In 1991, she moved to Columbus and began working for the Chattahoochee Valley Regional Library System as the City Branch Coordinator.  Wishing a change of pace, Ms. Carter decided to go back to school and take the courses needed to work in Secondary Education.  She joined the faculty of Columbus High School in the 2000-2001 school year.


  • Secondary Education Media Certification Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
  • M.S., Library Science University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
  • B. A., History Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, AL


  • Lead informational introductions to any subject requested by a faculty member
  • Provide Research Orientations for any class requested by a faculty member both specific to CHS resources, as well as, general.


  • Faculty Focus Committee, Chair
  • Honors Committee, Co-Chair
  • Senior Grade Group Member
  • Senior Class, Co-Sponsor
  • Dues Committee, Senior Class Coordinator
  • Academic Decathlon Team, Co-Coach
  • CHS PTSA Executive Board Faculty Liaison
  • PTSA Reflections Liaison