Photo from left to right: Ginger Graves (Smyrna), Tina Stevens (Franklin County), Donna Jor-don (Eagleville), Marilyn Frazer (Whitwell), Marsha Petty (Cannon County), BettJo Jarvis (Director, Stones River Regional Library), Kate Huddleston (Assistant Director, Stones River Regional Library)

Rutherford County Library System (RCLS) is pleased to announce two of our staff members’ completion of the Public Library Management Institute on November 15, 2019. Ginger Graves, Branch Manager of the Smyrna Public Library, and Donna Jordon, Branch Supervisor of the Eagleville Bicentennial Public Library were among a group of Tennessee librarians who participated in the three-year program.

The Tennessee State Library and Archives sponsors the Public Library Management Institute for the directors of small and medium-sized public libraries or library branches who do not have MLS degrees and who manage libraries that are part of the Tennessee Regional Library System. The Institute focuses on management, leadership, and partnership skills and is intended to be an extension of the comprehensive training program provided by the Tennessee Regional Library System and appropriate training offered by private and government organizations. Graduates receive Public Library Management Certification as provided by the Secretary of State’s office.

RCLS Director of Libraries Rita Shacklett congratulated Graves and Jordon on their accomplishment: “Ginger and Donna have worked hard these past three years to achieve this recognition. I know they will be able to apply much of what they learned in their day-to-day jobs in their respective branches. All the staff at RCLS join me in congratulating them upon their graduation from the program.”

These graduates join previous RCLS participants, Carol Ghattas and Carol Kersey, in completion of this program.

Linebaugh Public Library is located at 105 W. Vine St. in Murfreesboro. Smyrna Public Library is located at 400 Enon Springs Rd. West in Smyrna. Eagleville Bicentennial Public Library is located at 317 Hwy 99E in Eagleville. MGL Library is located inside Patterson Park Community Center at 521 Mercury Blvd. in Murfreesboro. The Technology Engagement Center is located at 306 Minerva Dr. in Murfreesboro. Explore, Imagine, Engage through RCLS.For more information, call 615-893-4131 or visit www.rclstn.org.