Archive for Wednesday, July 5, 2000

Baldwin library director graduates

July 5, 2000

Kathy Johnston, director of Baldwin City Public Library, received an engraved name plate in recognition of her recent graduation from KPLACE. The plaque was presented during the regular monthly board meeting on behalf of the Northeast Kansas Library System, Lawrence.

KPLACE is a 3-year program jointly sponsored by the Kansas State Library, Topeka, the School of Library and Information Management, Emporia and the regional library systems. Classes are held for a week each May. Directors, administrators and library leaders from around the state receive 90 hours of practical training, over the course of three years, in areas of community analysis and networking , technology, library funding, personnel issues, trustee development, legal issues, collection management, customized service and marketing.

Johnston, library director for 13 years, completed the 3-year course and received a certificate from State Librarian Duane Johnson during ceremonies held at ESU on May 18.

Northeast Kansas Library System provides consulting services, technical support and continuing education activities for all sizes and types of libraries in northeast Kansas. For more information contact Patti Butcher in the system offices, 1-888-296-6963.

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