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MU Librarian Recognized as an Emerging Leader

The University of Missouri-Columbia Libraries are pleased to announce that Wayne Sanders, a monograph and audiovisual cataloger and Head of the Monograph Catalog Unit at MU Libraries, has been selected for the American Library Association’s (ALA) 2008 Emerging Leaders Program. Sanders is one of 120 librarians from across the country chosen to participate in the program, which was created to prepare librarians for future professional leadership.

“We’re very proud that Wayne has been chosen for this honor, and is joining the ranks of the American Library Association’s next generation of leaders and professionals,” said Jim Cogswell, Director of MU Libraries.

Sanders joined MU Libraries in July 2006 as Monograph Catalog Librarian. He has prior experience in the Acquisitions and Catalog Departments of MU Libraries and in the Newspaper Library of the State Historical Society of Missouri. He has masters degrees in Library Science and Anthropology from the University of Missouri-Columbia and a bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt University in History and Anthropology.

Sanders is currently serving as the Chair of the Subject and Bibliographic Access Committee of the Anthropology and Sociology Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries. He also serves as a member of the Technical Services Systems Committee of the Systems and Services Section of the Library Administration and Management Association.

The Emerging Leaders Program will be launched in January, during ALA’s mid-winter meeting in Philadelphia. Participants will put their leadership skills to work by serving on an ALA or chapter committee, task force, working group or project team, with the goal of assuming future leadership roles in ALA, one of its divisions, or state chapters.

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