Shelbyville - Bedford County Public Library
Phone: (931) 684-7323
Fax: (931) 685-4848
220 South Jefferson St
Shelbyville, TN 37160
Lis Ann Morehart, Library Director
(931)684-7323 Ext. 10
Lis Ann Morehart was named as the Director of the Library in August 2020. Many will remember Lis Ann from her time as the Youth Services Librarian, a title which she held from November 2015 - September 2019. During her time away from the Shelbyville-Bedford County Library she was the Director of the Fayetteville-Lincoln County Public Library in Fayetteville, TN.
Ms.Morehart is passionate about libraries and their role within the community. She has spent her career serving patron needs and advancing initiatives that engage community members. During her time in Tennessee, Ms. Morehart has served as a board member for the SE-YA Book Festival, the Tennessee Library Association’s Division Representative for Advocacy, TLA’s Intellectual Freedom Committee Co-Chair, TLA’s Library Legislative Chair, and an ambassador for libraries at the State of NASA Social in 2018.
Ms. Morehart is looking forward to working with the staff, trustees, and the community to build on an already thriving library. She says she is enthusiastic about creating a vision for how the library can best serve community needs.
Margaret Petty, Assistant Librarian
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Margaret began volunteering at the Argie Cooper Public Library in the fall of 1995, after a short period of volunteer work she began working part-time at the library in October of the same year. In July 1996, a full-time position as a library clerk became available and without hesitation she began her career in a job that she loves. Margaret has been the Technology Librarian since the library gained it's first computers and internet access back in 1996, taking the title on officially in 2001, while also wearing the hat of the Children's Librarian from 1999 - 2010. When the two jobs became too much to handle together, she decided to take on the Technology full time and pass the Children's job off to someone with more energy. Margaret has recently been named Assistant Director and enjoys assisting Lis Ann in making the Shelbyville-Bedford County Public Library a community hub for Bedford County & Shelbyvillle. At this time she is still handling most of the growing technology needs of the Library, but plans are to eventually have someone else to take over the IT Dept.
Margaret enjoys being the staff liaison to the Friends of the Library, helping them publish The Friends of the Library Quarterly Newsletter, and working with the patrons, whom she has come to love over the past 25+ years.
In her spare time she loves to spend time with her husband, Jamie & their 2 year old son, Woody, who is affectionately known as,
"The Library Baby".
Doris Segroves, Collections Management Librarian
(931)684-7323 Ext. 16
Linda Jones, Special Services Librarian
(931)684-7323 Ext. 15
Emilee' Le Clear, Children's Services Librarian
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Hayley Rhodes, Young Adult/Bookmobile Librarian
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Katie Parker, Library Tech