Dickinson’s Buck named state Librarian of the Year

MEGAN BUCK, DIRECTOR of the Dickinson County Library, was recognized as Public Librarian of the Year at the Michigan Library Association’s awards gala last month in Kalamazoo. (Contributed photo)

IRON MOUNTAIN — Megan Buck, director of the Dickinson County Library, has been named Public Librarian of the Year by the Michigan Library Association.

The association’s award recognizes library professionals who inspire people, provide innovative library service to their community, promote collaboration among libraries and show evidence of personal and professional achievement as well as initiative and creativity.

In her nomination letter, Lisa Waskin, district director of the Superior District Library wrote, “The Librarian of the Year Award should go to someone who represents all the best things about being a librarian, someone who talks the talk and walks the walk, and someone that I would be proud to have represent our profession. Megan ticks off all those boxes and more.”

Buck has been director of the Dickinson County Library since 2016. During her time at the library, she helped facilitate a renovation project in the main reading room at Iron Mountain, started annual training for library staff and has been an advocate for libraries.

In April, Buck was appointed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to serve on the Board of Trustees for the Library of Michigan.

“Winning this award wouldn’t have been possible without the people around me — the supportive Dickinson County Library Board, the awesome staff at Dickinson County Library, my colleagues across the region and state and our wonderful community,” Buck said.

Founded in 1967, the library has three locations in Dickinson County — the main library in Iron Mountain, the Solomonson Branch in Norway and the North Dickinson Branch in the North Dickinson County School building in Felch Township.

For more information on upcoming programs, go to the library’ s website at www.dcl-lib.org or call the Iron Mountain library at 906-774-1218.

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