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Karen Golden
Woodruff County Libraries

Carol Strickland, B.S.
Cross County Libraries

John Paul Myrick, MLS, SJDM
Regional Librarian

The Regional and the County Libraries are administered by Library Boards. County Board Trustees are appointed by their respective County Judges and confirmed by the County Quorum Courts. Regional Trustees are appointed by the County Library Boards from their membership.  The Boards set policy and generally oversee the operations of the libraries. The Regional Library Board appoints the Regional Librarian, who serves as the County Librarian of each county and as Secretary to each board.

The Reverend John Paul Myrick has served as the fifth Regional Librarian for ECARL since 2013. A native Alabamian, he holds a  B.A. degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, the Master of Library Science from the University of Alabama, where he served on the adjunct faculty for 10 years. He has also undertaken studies in The Bible from Christian Leaders Institute, and additional post-graduate study in American History at American Public University.  He has been a practicing professional librarian for over 30 years, and has 40+ years experience in the library field. He sits on the Boards of Directors of the Arkansas Library Association and the Southeastern Library Association.


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