Barry-Lawrence County Regional Library Director Jean Berg was honored during a retirement reception held at the Monett Branch Library on Aug. 28. Berg retired after 16 years as library director on Sept. 1. She is succeeded by Gina Gail Milburn. Berg, shown fourth from the right, is pictured with state members representing the district's various library branches. Under Berg's tenure, new libraries were built in Cassville, Pierce City and Marionville and public access computers were added at all 10 of the district's branch libraries. Berg also oversaw the automation of the library system and its database.