Mary Morgan

Title: Librarian
Company: Luther Luckett Correctional Complex
Location: La Grange, Kentucky, United States

Mary Morgan, Librarian at the Luther Luckett Correctional Complex, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in library science and education.

A leading expert in the field, Ms. Morgan has been a staple in the education and library sciences community. With the encouragement of her mother and her high school mentor, Idele Wilson, she pursued degrees in education and library science. Upon completion of a master’s degree, she moved to Kentucky and spent seven years as an elementary librarian for Jefferson County Schools.  She taught elementary grades In Webster and Hardin County Schools until assuming the position as Coordinator of Libraries for Hardin County Schools in 1982. In 1987 she returned to the classroom until retiring in 1993.  Having received a Master of Social Work,  she spent seven years as a social worker for hospice and home health agencies. In 2000 she began her tenure as a corrections librarian at Luther Luckett and continues to serve in that position.  She is a certified social worker and media consultant.

In her daily work at Luther Luckett Correctional Complex, Ms. Morgan supervises inmate workers and inmate patrons. She catalogs and handles inter-library loan requests, as well as assists in information for vocational school programs in the complex and giving training opportunities to inmates so that they might be well-adjusted once they return to society.

Ms. Morgan first earned a Bachelor of Arts from Louisiana College in 1965 and then a Master of Library Science from Louisiana State University in 1968. In 1976, she earned a Master of Arts in education from Murray State University, and she later completed a Master of Social Work at the University of Louisville in 1992. A respected leader in her field, Ms. Morgan has maintained affiliation with a variety of organizations that have aided in her professional development. She has been involved with the American Library Association, the American Association of University Women, the National Association of Social Workers, the National Education Association, and the Correctional Peace Officers Foundation.

Throughout her career, Ms. Morgan is most proud of being a founding member of the Kentucky library network in 1985. This network laid the groundwork for giving Kentucky residents access to more than two billion resources worldwide. In 2015, she was the recipient of the Exceptional Service Award, becoming the only prison librarian selected for the award. Looking toward the future, Ms. Morgan endeavors to frequent the Central Louisville hospitals and comfort babies who are drug-addicted.

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