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Interview with Paul White  -  April 19, 2007, 10:00 A.M. LiSRadio Webcast: LiS Limited Edition Series
Notes: This is a recording session to be showcased at a later date. Karen Robinson will give us information on when to showcase.

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[Mr. Paul White]

Mr. Paul White
Director (Retired)
Mid-Continent Public Library, Kansas City, Missouri

Mr. White has served in many state organizations serving libraries, including the Missouri Library Network Corporation. He has conducted or participated in many workshops and in-service training sessions on both the state and national level and provided numerous articles for state library publications.

His participation in the Missouri Library Association has included terms as Treasurer, Secretary, Vice President and President of the association. In addition he has served as President, Vice President and Secretary of the Public Library Division as well as terms on the Constitution & By Laws, Legislative, Library Development Committees. In 1983 he was recognized for 14 years continuous service on the Executive Board of the association.

He has also participated in activities of the American Library Association, serving a four year term as the Missouri Chapter Councilor, on the Constitution and By-Laws Committee and the Committee on Organization.


[ Karen Robinson]

Karen Robinson
Clinical Instructor
University of Missouri- Columbia SISLT

Karen Robinson joined the School of Information Science & Learning Technologies in the winter of 2005 as Clinical Instructor. Her position is a blend of instructor for SISLT and practitioner in the Reference Department at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. She received her M.L.S. at Emporia State University and M.A. in Communication from Regent University.

Robinson has professional experience in academic libraries and special collections. Prior to joining the SISLT faculty she served as Head of Reference at Regent University in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and has served as head of special collections and archives in two academic libraries. She taught for The Catholic University of America's School of Library & Information Science. Her professional presentations have focused on marketing and public relations in academic libraries, and her current research is on library user instruction.


Karen Robinson interviews Mr. Paul White as part of MLNC’s 25th Anniversary oral history series. Mr. White is recently retired as Director of the Mid-Continent Public Library in Kansas City, Missouri.

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