Secretary of State Tre Hargett has appointed Don Farmer, chairman of the Reelfoot Regional Library Board of Trustees, to a second term as a member of the Tennessee Advisory Council on Libraries.
Mr. Farmer will represent library users on the council, which advises the Tennessee State Library and Archives in the development of short-term and long-term library programs, services and activities.
The council includes representatives from public, regional, school, academic and special libraries, as well as the Tennessee Library Association, Tenn-Share and library users.
“The Tennessee Advisory Council on Libraries plays an important role in advising the State Library and Archives. I am so thankful we have dedicated people like Don Farmer who are willing to volunteer their time to serve on the council," Secretary Hargett said. “Mr. Farmer's service is instrumental in assisting the State Library and Archives in supporting libraries throughout our state.”
“Having strong library supporters like Don Farmer on the council is important to us,” said State Librarian and Archivist Chuck Sherrill. “They have influence across our state. Council members inform us about library trends and needs in their spheres of interest and they help us design programs to meet library needs. They also take back and share information about services the state provides to help and guide local libraries.”
“I am happy Don is being reappointed to a full term on the Tennessee Advisory Council on Libraries,” said Rep. Curtis Halford, who represents Gibson County in the Tennessee General Assembly. “He has done a good job in representing the needs of library users and I am confident that he will continue to do so.”
“It is a great opportunity to serve the libraries across the state,” Mr. Farmer said. “It is a great honor and I look forward to serving the next three years.”