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1992-2000, Sharman Smith

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1992-2000, Sharman Smith

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Sharman Bridges Smith was born in Lambert, Mississippi. Before coming to Iowa, Smith was director of Library Services at the Mississippi Library Commission in Jackson. Other positions she held there included director of Library Operations and manager of Information Services. Smith also served as director of the Lincoln Lawrence Franklin Regional Library in Brookhaven, Mississippi and was head librarian in the Clinton Public Library in Clinton, Mississippi. Under Sharman’s direction, the 88-year-old building housing the State Library underwent a four year historic renovation. The SILO Locator and SILO Interlibrary Loan program were developed during Smith’s tenure. Her crowning achievement was the passage of legislation in 1999 which established Direct State Aid for public libraries. In 2000, Sharman moved back to Mississippi to become Executive Director of the Mississippi Library Commission. “Sharman Smith Named to State Librarian Post.” Footnotes May 1992, front page “Smith, Sharman Bridges.” Who’s Who in the Midwest 2000-2001, 27th ed. New Providence, NJ: Marquis Who’sWho. 2000: 558

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State Librarians of Iowa 1837 - 2008 Compiled by Karon S. King Library Resource Technician State Library of Iowa 1112 East Grand Avenue Des Moines, Iowa 50319 2008

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State Library of Iowa

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State Librarians of Iowa