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CPL Teen Librarian Receives State Recognition

Teen Librarian Anna Slaughter (center) receives Pletz AwardAnna Slaughter, Teen Librarian at Canton Public Library, was recognized by the Michigan Library Association (MLA) with the Frances H. Pletz award, given to a Michigan Public Library worker who has made a significant contribution to teens through public library service.

Slaughter was nominated by fellow CPL librarian Sarah Perry, who cited Slaughter's successful efforts to increase teen participation in library programming, the initiation of a video game collection, a grant to work with students at the Starkweather Center Alternative High School and for a partnership with the National Honor Society to provide free tutoring at the library. Since Slaughter started at CPL in March 2007, the library has seen a dramatic increase in teen programming, participation and circulation.

Anna has made such amazing contributions to the library and our teen patrons, so it's gratifying to see her recognized with this award. We have known for years that she's awesome and it is terrific to see her work acknowledged on the state level," said Anne Heidemann, Department Head of Children's, Tweens and Teens. "Anna is an asset to the library and the community with the work she does.

The award is named after Frances H. Pletz, a former Executive Director of the Michigan Library Association, because of her staunch support of teen services in our state. It was presented at the MLA Spring Institute on April 7, 2010. Nine librarians were nominated for the Pletz award.


Thu, 2010-04-08 13:59
How cool! Anna! Congratulations!
Meghan Jones
Sun, 2010-04-11 13:32
Congrats! You totally deserve it!