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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 12, 2008

 

GOVERNOR BARBOUR REAPPOINTS PRIDGEN TO LIBRARY COMMISSION

 

(JACKSON, Mississippi) - Governor Haley Barbour has reappointed of Pamela J. Pridgen, of Hattiesburg, to the Mississippi Library Commission, which works to strengthen and enhance libraries and library services throughout the state.

 

“Pamela’s work on the Library Commission has been outstanding, and I’m proud she has chosen to continue her service in this important capacity,” Governor Barbour said.

 

Pridgen is director of the Library of Hattiesburg, Petal, and Forrest County, where she has worked for 20 years. Previously, she has worked in other library systems, including the Hattiesburg Public Library and the School of Library and Information Science at the University of Southern Mississippi. Pridgen has served as president of the Mississippi Library Association, and she has received both the John Cotton Dana public relations award from the American Library Association as well as the Sidney B. Berry award from Friends of the Library.

 

Pridgen earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree in library science from the University of Southern Mississippi. She and her husband, Michael, have been married for 18 years.