Front row, left to right: Connie McSwain, library director, W. G. Rhea Library, Paris; Joyce Gunnels, library information systems specialist, Obion River Regional Library.
Second row, left to right: Lynette Sloan, director of Regional Libraries, TSLA; Marlow Peters, assistant director, Obion River Regional Library; Candy McAdams, library director, Ned R. McWherter Weakley County Library, Dresden; Linda Wyatt, assistant director, Benton County Public Library, Camden; Don Farmer, chair, Obion River Regional Library Board; Barbara Dunlap, assistant director, C. E. Weldon Library, Martin; Roberta Peacock, library director, C. E. Weldon Library, Martin. Third row, left to right: Mary Carpenter, director, Obion River Regional Library; Judy Clark, administrative assistant, Obion River Regional Library; Linda LeDuke, co-director, Tiptonville Public Library; Nola Hobbs, trustee, McKenzie Memorial Library; Frances Dial, library director, Ridgely Public Library; Diane Wright, library director, Humboldt Public Library; Sandy Dowland, library director, Dr. Nathan Porter Library, Greenfield; Kathy Watson, library director, Sharon Public Library; hidden, Ann Hardin, library director, Hamilton Parks Public Library, Trimble; Teresa Johnson, library director, Gleason Memorial Library; Regina Patterson, library director, McIver's Public Library, Dyersburg; Missy Blakely, library director, Mildred G. Fields Public Library, Milan; Michele Barnes, library director, Obion County Public Library, Danny Hussey, assistant director, Obion County Public Library. Fourth row, left to right: Terri Wilson, library director, Carroll County Public Library; Janice Peevyhouse, library director, Newbern City Library, Jim Bronow, trustee, Mildred G. Fields Public Library, Milan.
Librarians and library board members from across the nine county Obion River Regional Library system, which is part of the Tennessee State Library and Archives (TSLA), recently met at the Regional Library Center in Martin to learn more about the newly-released "Tennessee Standards for Non-Metropolitan Public Libraries." Lynette Sloan, director of regional libraries for TSLA, presented the daylong workshop to representatives from all 20 libraries in the Obion River Region.
State Librarian and Archivist Chuck Sherrill has supported the development of the new standards by providing print copies to all library board members in the state of Tennessee. The standards are also accessible at: http://tn.gov/tsla/lps/lib_standards.htm