Jennifer Vaughan

Librarians attend meeting in Iola

Freda Edwards of Altamont Public Library, Brenda Edwards of McCune Osage Township Library, Samantha Graven of Parsons Public Library, Lee Ann Eggers and Phyllis Coomes of Labette Community College Library and governor’s appointee Terry Born attended the Southeast Kansas Library System annual meeting and continuing education day June 2 at Iola High School.

Andrea Warren, author of Kansas Notable Book “The Boy Who Became Buffalo Bill,” presented the keynote address. Additional training sessions during the day included “Using Volunteers in the Library,” “Online Databases from the State Library,”  “Libraries Partnering with Self-Publishing,” “Faking the Reader in Readers’ Advisory” and “Healthy Communities Through Collaboration.” 

One hundred librarians, trustees and governor’s appointees met for the annual meeting to vote on the Southeast Kansas Library System annual budget, revise system bylaws and receive training.   


Vaughan receives licensure

Labette Center for Mental Health Services recently announced that Jennifer Vaughan has completed the requirements of the Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board to become a licensed master social worker and will begin providing outpatient therapy services for the center.

Vaughan received a master’s in social worker from the University of Kansas in 2017. She joined the staff at LCMHS in 2013 as a case manager, working primarily with children. She then joined the health home team and also has provided adult case management services as well as care coordination. Before working for Labette Center Vaughan received a bachelor’s degree from Pittsburg State University in early childhood development. 

“We are very proud of Jennifer for her accomplishment,” Matthew Atteberry, executive director for Labette Center, said in a statement. “She has worked hard and done an amazing job achieving this status of licensure and look forward to having her as part of our outpatient therapy team.” 

Labette Center for Mental Health Services provides a full range of mental health and substance abuse services to clients of all ages and works closely with local agencies to provide the best care possible.

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