Public Libraries Community of Interest (PLCI)

Mission Statement

The Public Libraries Community of Interest (PLCI) is a part of the
Missouri Library Association (MLA).  Membership in this Community of Interest is open to any member of MLA in good standing who is interested in promoting the development and representing the interests of public libraries and public librarians in the state of Missouri.


PLCI set these goals beginning in 2015:

  • Attract high-quality program proposals for the Annual Conference.
  • Continue to increase membership and awareness of PLCI.
  • Assist the MLA Board members in outreach efforts to rural library directors and staff.

Mentoring Program

Beginning in May of 2018, PLCI is seeking public library employees interested in mentoring new librarians.  Program guidelines for the Mentoring Program can be found here.  Applications can be found on the PLCI Mentoring Program page.

2020 Officers

Madison Morris
Branch Manager
St. Charles City-County Library, Corporate Parkway Branch
1200 Corporate Parkway
Wentzville, MO 63385

Allyson Hinterser
Public Services Librarian
St. Charles City-County Library
427 Spencer Rd.
St. Peters, MO 63376

Eric Petersen
Film & Music Vault Supervisor
Kansas City Public Library
14 W. 10th St.
Kansas City, MO 64105


Past Chair:
Lauren Z. Williams
Adult and Community Services Manager
Daniel Boone Regional Library
100 West Broadway
Columbia, MO 65203

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