Congratulations Mary Anderson!
Mary E. Anderson, Head of Circulation Services at Miller Nichols Library, was named "2014 Outstanding Library Employee of the Year" by the Missouri Library Association.
The Outstanding Library Employee Award recognizes a library employee who has made a significant contribution to the improvement and advancement of library and information services. Anderson will receive the award at a banquet to be held October 9, 2014, at 7:00pm in Columbia.
Anderson was nominated by her superviser, Cindy Thompson, Director of Public Services at Miller Nichols Library. In her nomination packet Thompson states, "(Mary) sets an example of leadership, commitment, and a strong work ethic, and strives to make UMKC a better place to work. She gives of herself on a daily basis in an effort to improve our students’ lives on campus and recognizes that students are integral to everything we do and knows that their success feeds into the success of others; and she is undoubtedly committed to libraries – both ours and others in the state."
In supporting Anderson's nomination, one of her staff wrote, “Mary is the type of manager that is willing to hear suggestions, no matter how big or small, that will help the department better meet the needs of UMKC students. Her openness not only makes Miller Nichols Library a better place to work, but also makes it a better place for everyone. Her positive attitude and good spirit are infectious.”
"I can think of no one more deserving of this recognition," said Bonnie Postlethwaite, Dean of UMKC Libraries, upon learning of Anderson's award. "Everyone at UMKC Libraries already knows what an asset she is to our team, now our colleagues throughout the state can join us in celebrating Mary!"
Read more from Thompson's letter nominating Anderson for Outstanding Library Employee of the year.