Title: Your Place in MPLA
Amadee Ricketts, Cochise County Library District, Director
Amber Kent, City of Case Grande, City Librarian
The Mountain Plains Library Association (MPLA) supports libraries and library staff in twelve states, including Arizona. Come to this lively, interactive session to discover your place in MPLA.
Participants will be able to identify:
• What MPLA is and what makes it unique
• What benefits MPLA offers for members across the region, and
• Upcoming MPLA conferences and events
Amadee Ricketts has worked in public libraries all over the west since receiving an MLIS at Dominican University / College of St. Catherine in 2002. Since 2016, she has been the director of the Cochise County Library District, based in Bisbee, AZ.
Originally from Idaho, Amber Kent is the Library Manager at the City of Casa Grande Public Library. She graduated from BYU-Idaho and Clarion University of Pennsylvania. She is an active member of the Arizona Library Association, having held various positions over the years, and is currently the MPLA Representative. Recently, she achieved her Certified Public Library Administrator (CPLA) designation from the American Library Association.. Outside of work, Amber enjoys spending time with her husband, five children, and managing their small business.