Helen Rigdon named director of MRRL

The board of directors of Missouri River Regional Library has announced the appointment of Helen E. Rigdon as library director effective Tuesday.

Rigdon received her masters in library science at Emporia State University, Emporia, Kan. She brings strong skills in strategic planning, budgeting, advocacy and customer service.

She was most recently employed as associate director of Public Libraries for the Kansas City Kansas Public Libraries, and previously served as director for Coffeyville Public Library, Coffeyville, Kan.

“I plan on continuing to keep MRRL on track with new formats and technology while being a good steward of the taxpayers’ money,” Rigdon said. “I look forward to becoming an active part of the Jefferson City, Linn, Cole and Osage County communities and to continue providing the excellent service MRRL patrons deserve.”

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