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DBRL Librarian Honored With Award
Retired DBRL librarian Marilyn McLeod was presented with the Missouri Library Association Meritorious Achievement Award at the annual MLA conference on October 6 in Kansas City. She worked at DBRL for 25 years before retiring in May 2011.
The Meritorious Achievement Award recognizes an individual who has made a significant contribution to libraries in Missouri, thereby gaining recognition beyond the local level or making an innovative contribution in the decisive factors in library development.
In 1986, McLeod received MLA’s Outstanding New Librarian Award.
When she first joined the DBRL staff, she served as a Public Services librarian and became head of Reference and Information Services a few years later. In the 90s, she also managed COIN (Columbia Online Information Network) that helped launch Internet services in Mid-Missouri. As the Reference and Information Services Manager, she assisted patrons, managed the databases and other online resources, led the planning for adult library programming and worked with innumerable community groups to provide co-sponsored programs at the library.