Give Thanks to a Leader

Kevin King —  November 23, 2015 — 4 Comments

blog-health-benefits-giving-thanksIn honor of Thanksgiving, please share with us the name of a leader in your life to whom you would like to hold up in celebration. In addition, please share any great advice this leader gave to you. Many of us would not be where we are today if it was not for the support, care and advice from others. Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Library Lost & Found!

Kevin King


Kevin King is the Head of Branch and Circulation Services at the Kalamazoo (MI) Public Library. Previously Kevin led Teen Services at KPL, where he helped build a nationally recognized program. Kevin has presented all over the country on many topics including teen services, innovation, graphic novels, and programming. As a member of ALA, YALSA, PLA and the Michigan Library Association, Kevin has served on various committees and has luckily won a couple of awards. In his spare time Kevin obsesses over the Detroit Tigers, listens to music and does his best to be a kick ass dad to Abigail and Rachael.

4 responses to Give Thanks to a Leader


    I have learned from and been touched in a positive way by just about every library staffer I have ever met or worked with. So many of them lead by the example of their work, their passion and their creativity – quietly and on a daily basis. It’s easy for me to honor them because in my mind, they lead just as truly as stronger, more forceful or more well-known leaders and mentors. Thanks to a of us!


    What a wonderful idea! To Laurie St. Laurent – Thank you for being the kind of empathetic and thoughtful leader I have always admired. I have always envied your ability to balance your brilliant mind with your caring heart. You hired me for my first part time library position, and again for my first management position, and I will always be grateful to you for giving me a chance. Thanks for your mentorship and your kindness, Laurie!


    My current director, Lorena McDowell–she taught me that it’s ok to fail because then you’ve learned something!


    My current boss, Lorena McDowell! She has taught me that it’s ok to fail because then I’ve learned something.

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