Rachel Kercher– Candidate for Recording Secretary 2024

Current Position

Youth Services Library--Leach Public Library (Wahpeton, ND) 2012-present

Previous Position(s)

Circulation and Program assistant--West Fargo (ND) Public Library 2008-2012

Education (degrees earned and from where)

2001--BA: History. Northern State University (Aberdeen, SD)
2019--MLS. Emporia State University (Emporia, KS-Sioux Falls Cohort)
2024 (anticipated)--Certificate: Museum Studies. Brightpoint Community College (Chester, VA)

Professional activities, especially those in MPLA or relevant to this position

2023: Leadership Institute; 2024: Award Committee member

2015-16: School Library and Youth Services Section Chair

2019-21: Rural, Native and Tribal Libraries of All Kinds (RNTLOAK)
Committee Associate;
2023-25: Social Responsibilities Round Table (SRRT)
Travel Conference Grant Committee Member;
2024: Graphic Novels and Comics Round Table (GNCRT)
Will Eisner Growth Grant Committee Member

Richland County Historical Museum-
2022-Present: Museum Board of Directors

MPLA member since (year)


What ability, talent, interest, or strength would you bring to this position?

I'm flexible and enjoy learning new things/skills. I really enjoy taking on new tasks, learning what I can about the situation and helping to find work arounds and solutions.

What would you like to accomplish during your term of office?

I would like to become more involved in MPLA, and the wider library community, so that I can share my skills and talents as well as learn from the experiences of others.

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Recording Secretary

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