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SLIS Alum Honored as Outstanding Beginning Professional

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 degrees 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. 

Co-nominator Gail Niles Stucky, Bethel College Library, commented that Taylor is “without a doubt, a fine professional whose career path clearly demonstrates his commitment to the effective practice of librarianship.”

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.

~JV

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