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, Ms. Morgan pursued a degree in library science. Upon graduating, she relocated to Kentucky and discovered there weren’t any available jobs in the field. Seeing this lack in positions, Ms. Morgan decided to go into teaching. After nearly 30 years teaching, she retired and pursued another passion of hers, social work, becoming a hospice social worker and then a librarian at a correctional facility, which she felt would combine all of her interests. Ms. Morgan has served in this position ever since. She is a certified social worker in the states of Kentucky and Indiana.
In her daily work at the prison, 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 that they might be suitable for once they are returned to society.
Ms. Morgan first earned a Bachelor of Arts from Louisiana College in 1965 and continued at the institution to receive a Master of Library Science. 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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