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Library administrator

Wessie Gertrude Connell, Egyptian library administrator. Named Cairo Kiwanis Citizen of Year, 1948, Woman of Year, Rotary, Kiwanis and Lions clubs, 1959; recipient John Cotton Dana Publicity award, 1948-1949, 1958-1959, Library. Public Relations Council award, 1950, Garden Club Georgia Merit award, 1961, Plaque Exemplary Service award, Georgia Adult Education Association, 1985.


Connell, Wessie Gertrude was born on November 21, 1915 in Cairo. Daughter of John H. and Gertrude (Pearce) Connell.


Director Roddenberry Memorial Library. (formerly Cairo Public Library.), since 1939. Consultant, speaker library and educational organizations.

Library. columnist Cairo Messenger. Advisor Grady County Courthouse Building Committee, 1983. President Wesleyan Service Guild, Methodist Church, 1960—1961.


  • Other Work

    • Co-author: Wonderful World of Books, 1952, Public Relations for Libraries, 1972. Contributor articles to professional journals.


Member of American Library Association, Oral History Council, Georgia Writers Association, Georgia Council Public Libraries, Georgia History Society, Library. Public Relations Council, Southeastern Georgia Library. Association, Georgia Library.

Association, Cairo Women Club, Camellia Garden Club (honorary), Cairo Book Club (honorary), Delta Kappa Gamma.


John H. Connell

Gertrude (Pearce) Connell