2020 Library Volunteer and Ambassador
Kathlene Woodruff Named 2020 Library Volunteer of the Year
As part of National Library Week, Missouri River Regional Library will honor Kathlene Woodruff as the 2020 Library Volunteer of the Year. Woodruff served on the MRRL Foundation for 6 years, and was the President of the organization from 2017-2019.
During her time on the Foundation, Kathlene chaired the Reader's Theatre and Mini Golf committees, the two main fundraisers for the Library. In this capacity, she approached local businesses for sponsorships and raffle prizes. She also obtained extra grant money and event volunteers by working with the Walmart Foundation.
"It was a pleasure to work with Kathlene on the MRRL Foundation,” says Claudia Cook, Director. “She is a life-long Library user herself and understands the importance of Library programs and services in our community. Kathlene worked hard and she gave a great deal of her time to make Foundation fundraising events as successful as possible. She is an all-around wonderful person and breathes new life into anything she is involved with."
Stu Murphy Named 2020 Library Ambassador of the Year
As part of National Library Week, Missouri River Regional Library will honor Stu Murphy as the 2020 Library Ambassador of the Year. Murphy is a longtime Board member who served as the Board President in 2016 and 2017. He brings a wealth of knowledge to the Library Board on nonprofits and he also serves on the Parks and Recreation Commission and the YMCA Board of Directors. He is currently serving in his second three-year term, and volunteers regularly at the library as a celebrity reader, helping with the book sale, and various other projects.
"Stu is an avid Library user and believer in the power of libraries and their potential to positively impact their communities, “said Claudia Cook, Director. “Stu is one of the most civic-minded people I know. He does a great job of representing the Library in Jefferson City as he serves in various leadership roles. We appreciate his commitment to the Library and the way he has raised the profile of the Library throughout our community for many years."