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Kill honored with service award

West Maple librarian Carrie Betts, left, stands next to Amanda Kill

West Maple PTA Library Coordinator Amanda Kill was recently named as the recipient of the Michigan Association of School Librarians' (MASL) 2023 Service Award for Adult Volunteers. 

West Maple volunteer recognized for library service efforts

ANN ARBOR – The Michigan Association of School Librarians (MASL) recently announced that Amanda Kill was chosen as the 2023 Service Award for Adult Volunteers recipient. Kill was formally recognized at the President’s Award Gala during the organization's annual state conference at the Kensington Hotel in November.

She serves in the voluntary role of PTA library coordinator at West Maple. The recognition acknowledges an adult volunteer who has consistently and exceptionally contributed to a library/media center program.

MASL President-Elect and West Maple Resident Librarian Carrie Betts, nominated Kill for the award to highlight the incredible support that she has consistently provided to the West Maple over the past three years. Betts cites Kill’s repeated efforts in helping to organize the school book fair, including rearranging the library on multiple occasions to allow for set up and coming to school on a snow day in order to be prepared for the book fair to begin when school resumed.

Kill is also responsible for coordinating additional PTA volunteers, which sometimes requires time away from her day job. Betts concluded her remarks by sharing that in addition to the incredible value and support that Kill adds to the library programs, she also brings a positive attitude and friendly camaraderie to the library.

"The support and joy she provides to the West Maple library made her an ideal winner of the MASL Service Award for Adult Volunteers," Betts noted. 

MASL is a professional organization that has a membership of approximately 400 school librarians and educators representing hundreds of Michigan school districts, universities and educational programs across the state.

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