CarrierTen years ago, a semi-truck full of books was bound for a public library in hurricane-ravaged Biloxi, Mississippi. Dozens of cardboard boxes had been sorted, packed and labeled — children’s stories, young adult fiction, adult novels and reference books.

Columbia College faculty member Dr. Joseph Carrier responded to the Hurricane Katrina disaster by collecting and packing more than 3,000 books, then finding a driver to ferry them to their destination. The books ended up in the Harrison County Library System in Biloxi to help replace the thousands of books they had lost in the washout of the library building.

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