McAllen Public Library Director Featured in International Publication

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Book available now to the public

The City of McAllen and McAllen Public Library are proud to celebrate McAllen Public Library Director, Kate P. Horan, for being featured in a prominent international publication, now available to the public. The book, World’s Leading National, Public, Monastery and Royal Library Directors, published by De Gruyter Publishers, showcases the world’s best librarians. Horan is one of only 28 librarians to be honored with a dedicated chapter.

There will be a book launch for the publication on Thursday, November 16, at 11:00 a.m. in the McAllen Public Library lobby, 4001 N. 23rd Street. Light refreshments will be served.

“Kate is enthusiastic, innovative and devoted to her job. She is passionate about providing library services to children and youth and she is an asset to our community,” McAllen Mayor Jim Darling said. “It is a well-deserved recognition.”

“I’m blessed to be able to do what I love every day. I’m honored and proud to have McAllen Public Library in such prestigious company as the Vatican Library and the Library of Congress,” Horan said.

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Horan, who has been at the helm of the MPL four  years now, is highlighted in chapter 21 of the bookwritten by Dr. Patrick Lo, Allan Cho and Dr. Dickson Chiu. Other prominent librarians in the book include David Mao, Deputy Librarian of the Library of Congress and Austrian National Library Director Dr. Johanna Rachinger to name a few.