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Mississippi Library Commission juiy/August 2001
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Tubb Retires After 31 years of
The Mississippi Library Commission (MLC) recently hosted a farewell celebration
to honor Sara Tubb's 31 years of dedicated service. Tubb served as collection
services coordinator, managing the agency's collection which included materials
selection, acquisition and retention.
The Amory, Mississippi native attended Mississippi
State College for Women for two years and later
received a bachelor's degree from Florida State
University (FSU). She worked in special services
at Fort Benning, Georgia as reference librarian,
then returned to FSU for her master's degree in
"Sara was dedicated to fulfilling the needs of
Mississippi citizens. Her vast knowledge of the
collection, publishing, and the types of materials
public libraries generally acquire will be missed," said Technical Services Director,
Glenda Tilson. "She was always helpful and happy to go out her way to provide
guidance to staff and other librarians in selecting the best materials to meet their
needs. She kept our resources one step ahead of the requests."
When asked to share some of the changes she witnessed over the years in the
library community, Tubb stated, "Three major changes I have observed in Mississippi
libraries are new and well-designed buildings, more and better-trained staff, and
technological innovations for providing information and library services."
"My career in library science has been very rewarding and now I am moving to
Baton Rouge to be with my family," remarked Tubb while sharing plans about her
retirement. "I will possibly seek part-time employment at a local library."
Director of Library Services Keith Coleman presented Tubb with a 31 -year service
plaque signed by the Governor. She also received a rocking chair from MLC staff
as well as many other gifts from well-wishers.
On hand to celebrate the festivities were former co-workers, friends, relatives,
members of the public library community and MLC staff.
Segars Reappointed to
MLC Board of
Governor Ronnie Musgrove has
reappointed Dr. Glenda Segars to the
Mississippi Library Commission's
Board of Commissioners. Segars will
serve on the five-member board in
one of the two "at large" positions.
She was originally appointed by
former Governor Kirk Fordice in
"I am extremely pleased to have the
opportunity to continue working with
other professionals from across our
state to provide the best library
services to all Mississippi libraries,"
said Dr. Segars.
Segars is Director of Learning
Resources Center at Itawamba
Community College in Fulton,
Mississippi. She is a member of many
professional education groups,
including the Mississippi Professional
Educators, Mississippi Association of
Junior/Community College Librarians
and the National Council of Learning
Resources. The Tupelo resident
earned her Ph.D. in Education
Administration from the University of
Mississippi in 1987.