Jo Ann Pinder led the Gwinnett County (GA) library system to a national Library of the Year award in 2000 She is a graduate of Leadership Gwinnett and continues her involvement on the Steering committee. She has served as president of the Lawrenceville Rotary, the J.M. Tull YMCA, and the League of Women Voters. She is active with the United Way’s Women’s Legacy and serves on the Annual Campaign’s Cabinet. Jo Ann is active in the American Library Association (ALA), currently serving on the governing Council and she is active in two of its divisions and has served as president of one—the Public Library Association.
A group of so-called "Family Friendly" conservatives in Gwinnett County, Georgia sponsor launched a Web site to harmonize the library system with conservative values .
The Gwinnett Daily Post reports:
Despite a showing of 200 supporters, the Gwinnett County library board fired Executive Director Jo Ann Pinder without cause Monday.
Disregarding catcalls from the audience and chants of "fire the board" coming from the hallway outside from dozens of people who couldn't get in the packed boardroom, members declined to give an explanation as to why the library's leader of 15 years was tossed out.