By Mickey Coalwell, Library Development Consultant, Northeast System
The Mountain Plains Library Association (MPLA) is pleased to announce South Central Kansas Library System’s Tom Taylor as the recipient of the 2010 MPLA Beginning Professional Award. Taylor received his Master of Library Science degree from University of South Florida in 2008. He also has a Bachelor’s degree in history from Bethel College.
Taylor is the Continuing Education Coordinator for the South Central Kansas Library System. He has developed and instituted programs to help librarians meet current economic challenges including meeting the increasing needs of job seekers. He is frequently involved in orientation and training programs.
MPLA is a twelve-state regional association for librarians, library paraprofessionals, and friends. Its purpose is to promote the development of librarians and libraries by providing significant educational and networking opportunities.
Tom recently attended the 2010 MPLA Leadership Institute, held in Estes Park, Colorado. He was one of three Kansas librarians selected.