HENDERSON, Nev. – Arlene Caruso, assistant branch manager at Paseo Verde Library, was recently selected to attend the Mountain Plains Library Association (MPLA) 2012 Leadership Institute. Only 30 were chosen to attend from over 60 applicants in 12 states.
Arlene Caruso has been assistant branch manager and head of the Reference Department at the Paseo Verde Library for two years, but has worked at Henderson Libraries since 2005. Active with Nevada Library Association, she’s been the chair of the Reference and Information Searchers of Nevada Interest Group since 2008; was programming co-chair for 2008, 2011 NLA Annual Conferences; was chair of NLA 2009 Conference; co-chair of 2012 Exhibits Committee for the Conference.
The Institute will be in Estes Park, Colorado, May 6-11. Institute facilitator is Maureen Sullivan, president-elect of the American Library Association.
Major sponsor of the Institute is The Gerald M. Kline Family Foundation (Innovative Interfaces, Inc and SkyRiver) with additional funding from the Emporia School of Library and Information Management, the University of Arizona School of Information Resources Library Science and MPLA.
The Mountain Plains Library Association is a twelve state association of librarians, library paraprofessionals and friends of libraries in Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming. Its purpose is to promote the development of librarians and libraries by providing significant educational and networking opportunities.