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September 6, 2006




(Jackson, Mississippi)—Governor Haley Barbour announced the reappointment of Glenda Segars, of Tupelo, to the Mississippi Library Commission Board of Commissioners. The commission gives advice to schools and public libraries and to communities desiring to establish libraries. In addition, the commission offers a wide variety of direct and indirect services to libraries, government agencies, and citizens in efforts to enhance library services in Mississippi.


“As past chair of this commission, Glenda’s work has focused on improving the state’s public library system,” Governor Barbour said. “She has a successful history with this board, and I am confident she will continue serving the citizens of Mississippi well.”


Segars is district director of Learning Resources at Itawamba Community College, where she has worked since 1984. She was the librarian and media specialist at Tupelo High School for 7 years and taught two courses, math and English, at Okolona Vocational-Technical High School. Segars is a member of several associations, including the Mississippi Professional Educators; American, Southeastern, and Mississippi Library Association; National Council of Learning Resources; and Mississippi Association of Junior/Community College Librarians. In 1997, Segars successfully worked with members of the Mississippi Legislature to obtain bond funding for public libraries and assisted with the planning and implementation of MAGNOLIA, the Mississippi Alliance for Gaining New Opportunities Through Library Information Access. She has authored numerous essays and publications, and has been featured as the keynote speaker at various educational events.


Segars earned a bachelor’s degree in library science, education, and history from Jacksonville State University and a master’s degree in educational administration from the University of Alabama. She received an education specialist and doctorate of educational administration from the University of Mississippi. Segars is married and has three adult children.