First Regional Library names new director
Ed Hughes is the new Director of First Regional Library. The Board of Trustees of the library system announced the appointment in May, and Mr. Hughes began working on June 2.
Mr. Hughes has a Bachelor of Arts and a Masters in Library Science, both from the University of Wisconsin. In his 30-plus career as a librarian, Ed has worked for both academic and public libraries in areas he calls “cowboy country” including Idaho, Wyoming, Nebraska, and South Dakota. He comes to Mississippi from Wisconsin, where he has been serving as director of the Rhinelander District Library since 2008.