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So that all Mississippians understand, support and use public libraries, the Library Development Division staff offers consultation to public library systems directors, staff, library trustees, Friends groups, governing authorities and others on a variety of public library policy and management issues. In addition, division staff provides training and continuing education opportunities to assist in increasing library staff competencies in both traditional library services and in the new and emerging technologies.

Working with public library systems for sustained growth and development, services of the Library Development Division include Consulting Services, Continuing Education, Summer Library Program, E-rate Consultation, Statistics, and Support to Public Library Trustees and Friends of Libraries.

Resources developed by the division staff in this important mission include:

Mississippi Public Library Personnel Policy Development Guide

Mississippi Library Laws Annotated 2007 Edition

Mississippi Public Library System Accreditation Program Manual

Mississippi Trustee Handbook

MS Public Library Services Valuation Study

Resource Guide for Directors of Mississippi Public Library Systems (not available online)

Consulting Services

Resources

MAGNOLIA

WebJunction Mississippi

Learn-A-Test

Virtual Union Catalog (VUC)

DigitalLearn.org

 

 

Each library system has an assigned consultant who serves as a liaison to the services provided by the Library Development Division. Consultants travel extensively throughout the state offering on-site assistance and support to public libraries. Additionally, consultants provide expertise on subjects such as collection development, weeding, programming, library ethics, budgeting, personnel issues, working with friends groups, and more. 

Click Here for Consulting Designations

Click Here for FY13 Annual Development Bureau Report

                           

Library Development Division Staff:

         

Kathy Buntin, Library Consultant, Senior

601-432-4035

Map of site visits made by Library Development in FY13. Click the map for a list of communities visited.

kbuntin@mlc.lib.ms.us     

Lacy Ellinwood, Library Consultant

601-432-4154

lellinwood@mlc.lib.ms.us

       Site visits made by Library Development in FY13

Joy Garretson, CE Training Coordinator

601-432-4498

jgarretson@mlc.lib.ms.us

Lorietha Myers, Administrative Assistant

601-432-4067

lmyers@mlc.lib.ms.us

       

Jennifer Nabzdyk, Library Consultant, Digital Services

601-432-4129

jnabzdyk@mlc.lib.ms.us

       

Jennifer Wann Walker, Development Bureau Director

601-432-4068

jwalker@mlc.lib.ms.us

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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