Ryan Buller
Professional Development, Chair
University of Denver
2150 E Evans Ave, Anderson Academic Commons #22
Denver, Colorado 80208
P: 303.871.3418
E: prof_development@mpla.us
Term ends: Conference 2017

Committee Members
Bryan Ricupero WY bricuper@uwyo.edu  
Holly Rick AZ holly.rick@phoenix.edu Conference 2016
Jake Rundle NE rundleje@gmail.com Conference 2017
Ryan Buller Chair ryan.buller@du.edu Conference 2017
Gavin Woltjer MT woltjerg@ci.billings.mt.us Conference 2017
Mickey Coalwell President, ex-Officio president@mpla.us Conference 2016
Judy Zelenski Executive Secretary, ex-Officio execsecretary@mpla.us  
Grant Program Forms
Individual Grants State Association Conference Grants
Application Application
Evaluative Report Evaluative Report
Note: Only current MPLA members are eligible to apply for Professional Development Grants
Professional Development Calendar
Individual Grant Application Deadline Committee Meeting Date
25 January 2017 01 February 2017
29 March 2017 05 April 2017
31 May 2017 07 June 2017
26 July 2017 02 August 2017
27 September 2017 04 October 2017
29 November 2017 06 December 2017
State Association Grant Application Deadlines
01 February (spring conferences)
01 June (fall conferences)

The Professional Development Committee supports avenues of continuing education and research experiences for individuals employed in the library or related professions in the Mountain Plains region by: coordinating MPLA grants for state association pre and post conferences, sponsoring and coordinating MPLA professional development grants, exploring avenues of continuing education in the region, such as establishment of a regional clearinghouse, with recommendations to be made to the Executive Board, and recommending programs or areas of continuing education concern to the Program Council. A Chair and three members are appointed by the President. No two members should be from the same state. Committee members are appointed by the President for two year terms and appointments are staggered to provide continuity. New members are appointed within two months following the annual meeting. Committee appointees should have been active in MPLA for at least three years in order to be knowledgeable about people and concerns in the area. If possible, there should be representation from the state(s) in which conference(s) will be held. The Chair should have served on the committee at least one year. When possible, the Chair should be appointed from one of the second year committee members to serve a third year on the committee.

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The Professional Development Committee supports avenues of continuing education and research experiences for individuals employed in the library or related professions in the Mountain Plains region.

Recent Board Reports

  • 20 August 2016
  • 20 August 2016
  • 20 August 2016
  • 30 August 2016
  • 20 June 2016