We're excited to announce we've hired Kate Scott to fill the role of Program Specialist. Kate will be joining us from Dragonfly Books, a member store in Decorah, Iowa, where she worked as Events Coordinator since 2013. Prior to that, she was the director of the Oneota Film Festival, and also worked in marketing at Northshire Bookstore in Manchester Center, Vermont.
Additionally, Kate recently helped MIBA execute a very successful program. In March, MIBA hosted our first-ever Spring Roadtrip, which took place in Decorah and in conjunction with Dragonfly Books. Kate planned and hosted the meeting from start to finish, proving her skills in event planning and execution. "I was so impressed by her meticulousness and attention to detail. She went above and beyond all expectations," says Carrie Obry, MIBA's director.
Kate will be based in Decorah, a vibrant Midwest city with a downtown rich with independent businesses. Dragonfly Books owner and MIBA board president, Kate Rattenborg, says Kate Scott helped Dragonfly cultivate exceptional relationships with publishers. "While we'll miss the talent she has brought to Dragonfly for years, I'm very excited to support Kate as she develops her career in independent bookselling."
Kate will start acclimating to her new role on June 3 and be fully on board starting June 24. She will specialize in program management, helping us develop and execute exceptional programs and events for all our members, including Midwest Connections, publisher marketing, and event registration. Please visit her at the registration desk at Heartland in Cleveland.
You can reach Kate at firstname.lastname@example.org, so please update your contacts.