Joanna Bailey was named Library Director in January 2004. She earned a Master of Library and Information Studies degree from the University of Alabama and was a member of the inaugural cohort for the university’s online program. Bailey has been a member of the American Library Association since 2004.

Prior to becoming library director, Baily worked at the Baldwin Times first as the publisher’s assistant and then as a city reporter, a position she held for four years. She served as the director of the North Baldwin Literacy Council for two years before being named Library Director.

Bailey said she is  proud of her many accomplishments as library director including bringing the Dolly Parton Imagination Library to North Baldwin County, adding nine Little Free Libraries to the area and creating a Seed Lending Library. She is also proud of introducing young children to art via the children's room mural that depicts famous Alabamians, children's book characters and prominent world landmarks.

Bailey currently serves as a board member for North Baldwin Literacy Council and the Higher Ground Society. She resides in Stockton with her husband Andrew and their son Jack.