Three cheers for GRPL’s Director Marcia Warner! Not only did she just finish her term at the President of the Public Library Association, but now she has also been named the 2012 Librarian of the Year by the Michigan Library Association.
For over 30 years, the MLA Librarian of the Year Award has recognized a librarian’s outstanding contributions and accomplishments to the library community over a long period of time. Winners of this award provide innovative library service to his or her community and promote collaboration among libraries. The MLA Librarian of the Year shows evidence of personal and professional achievement as well as initiative and creativity. They are leaders who provide cutting edge ideas that inspire people.
Marcia is being recognized for her professional achievements, her contributions to the library profession, and her leadership at the Grand Rapids Public Library. She is continually sought in advocacy efforts, both on behalf of libraries and those our libraries serve. One letter of support said that “Marcia’s fingerprints are everywhere, inserting libraries into every-day thinking and bring libraries to the forefront.”