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takes over for retiring Kanady
Hare has been selected as the new Assistant Director in charge of
Technology and Branch Operations for the 13-branch Northeast Regional
Library System, headquartered in Corinth, MS. She will replace Cathy
Kanady, who is retiring at the end of April after 28 years of service.
Dee will assume her role on May 1, 2014.
is formerly the Head Librarian at the George E. Allen Library in Booneville,
a position she had held for the last 12 years. She started out her
library career as a part-time clerk at the same branch in September
of 1998 before being promoted to Assistant Librarian in February of
native of Booneville, Dee attended Northeast MS. Community College
before transferring to Delta State University, where she received
a B.A. in English in May of 1996. She is currently enrolled at the
University of Southern Mississippi in pursuit of a Master's degree
in Library and Information Science.
and her husband Mike have one son, Cole. Dee is an avid reader of
a wide range of subjects, although mysteries and science fiction and
fantasy are her favorite genres. She also enjoys needle crafts such
as knitting, crochet and cross-stich. She has a Winnie the Pooh collection
that numbers over 500 items, a Harry Potter collection that numbers
over 300 items and a wide variety of other collections containing
books and other objects relating to characters from children's literature.
becomes new Walnut libraian
April 1, 2014, Eric Melton of Walnut assumed duties as the new librarian
for the Walnut Public Library. Melton replaces Jamie Wall, who retired
on March 30 after ten years of service to the library.
longtime resident of Walnut, Melton is well known in the community
and will be a welcome addition to the Northeast Regional Library family.
Melton says that he is "very excited about this opportunity to
serve my home community in a job I know I will love."
is a voracious reader and especially enjoys non-fiction titles in
the areas of U. S. history, politics and government. He loves watching
baseball and is an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan. He also enjoys watching
spaghetti westerns from the 1960's.
is a graduate of Walnut High School, Northeast Mississippi Community
College and the University of Mississippi, where he received a B.
A. in Public Administration. He has past experience working as a substitute
teacher for the North Tippah school system and as an adult educator
for the Corrections Corporation of America. He has also been previously
employed as the assistant librarian at the George E. Allen Library