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State Recognizes Librarian of the Year from High Plains

(Greeley– September 2018) –  The Colorado Association of Libraries (CAL) awarded one of its most prestigious honors, Librarian of the Year, to Micaela Sanchez of the High Plains Library District.

Sanchez was recognized during the Association’s annual conference last week in Loveland for her significant contributions to the High Plains Library District and the library professions.

“The committee was amazed by just how connected Micaela is to the communities she is serving, said Robin Filipczak, chair of the awards committee for CAL. “Her work championing a philosophy of planning library initiatives and services by considering the need of a specific target audience, creating specific desired outcomes, and then develop strategies to achieve those outcomes has transformed the libraries impact on the community.”

Sanchez was also commended for her progressive approach to Librarianship and her demonstrated success working to shift perceptions of the role and value of libraries.

Sanchez has worked for High Plains for 15 years serving in various capacities. She is currently the Program Coordinator and previously worked in the Outreach department and as part of the Farr Regional Library staff in Greeley.



The High Plains Library District connects communities to information, inspiration and entertainment for life. HPLD includes libraries in Greeley, Evans, Firestone, Erie, Kersey, Ault, Eaton, Johnstown, Platteville, Hudson, Fort Lupton and Gilcrest.