Staff & Volunteer Achievements

Fall is here and with it the return to many of our community’s routines and traditions. Missoula Public Library staff are eager to welcome the county-wide 5th Grade Art/Library Experience, stock the shelves with new fall books, and host a fresh slate of dynamic programs. We also want to take this moment of seasonal transition to celebrate some of your Library’s staffers and their recent achievements.

In August, several MPL employees, volunteers, and departments were recognized for outstanding service, community contributions, and excellent librarianship at the Montana Library Association’s annual convention in Missoula. The awards line-up includes:


Honore Bray, retired MPL Director: “Honorary Lifetime Membership”


Barbara Theroux, chair of the MPL Friends of the Library: “MLA Library Champion”


Selya Avila, MPL Circulation: “Outstanding Support Staff”


MPL’s Makerspace: “Public Library Program of the Year”


Learn more about the Montana Library Association


This fall, Missoula Public Library congratulates two dedicated library workers for recently earning US Citizenship:


Shadi Alturk, Facilities


Sasa Vesovic, Circulation


Learn more about the naturalization process in Montana


Please join us in celebrating these awesome workers and advocates and their achievements. An unwavering commitment to library excellence by Missoula Public Library’s hardworking and engaged staff and volunteers makes our community a winner every day of the year!

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