Robin Newell
Professional Development, Chair
Emporia Public Library
110 East Sixth Avenue
Emporia, Kansas 66801
P: 620-340-6464
E: prof_development@mpla.us
Term ends: Conference 2019

Committee Members
Bryan Ricupero WY bricuper@uwyo.edu  
Holly Rick AZ holly.rick@phoenix.edu Conference 2016
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
30 January 2019 06 February 2019
27 March 2019 03 April 2019
29 May 2019 05 June 2019
25 September 2019 02 October 2019
27 November 2019 04 December 2019
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

  • CO-08 Prof Development - 2019-04-18
  • CO-08 Professional Development - 03 August 2018
  • CO-08 Professional Development - 09 March 2018
  • CO-08 Professional Development - 19 Jan 2018
  • CO-08 Professional Development - 04 August 2017