Outstanding New Librarian Award

About the Award

The Outstanding New Librarian Award recognizes a librarian who has made a significant contribution to the improvement and advancement of library and information services. Nominees must have one full year of library service in Missouri prior to their nomination and less than five years’ experience in the library profession. Nominees must possess an MLS degree and must have demonstrated creativity and inventiveness in their achievements.


2021Taylor Bequette, Little Dixie Regional Library
2019Stephanie Chinn, Missouri University of Science and Technology
2018Julie Phoenix
2016 Jen Salvo-Eaton, Miller Nichols Library, University of Missouri-Kansas City
2013Elena McVicar, Kansas City Public Library
2012not awarded
2011Brent Husher, Miller Nichols Library, University of Missouri-Kansas City
2010Jodie Borgerding, Webster University
2009Cynthia Dudenhofferr, Central Methodist University Library
2008Carol E. Smith, Kirkpatrick Library, University of Central Missouri
2007not awarded
2006Crystal Gale, Duane G. Meyer Library, Missouri State University
2003-2005not awarded
2002Serge Danielson-Francois, Branch Manager, Kansas City Public Library
2001Peer Almquist
2000not awarded
1999Melissa Belvadi, Maryville University Library
1998Judy Beatty, Gentry County Library
1997Pat Antrim, Central Missouri State University
1996Rita Gulstad, Central Methodist College
1995Jon Small, Central Missouri State University
1994not awarded
1993Donna Watson, McDonald County Library
1992not awarded
1991Leslie Lynam, Central Missouri State University
1990Pamela Putman, Centralia Public Library


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