We're proud of our Amigos Library Services members and want to recognize the work that they do in their communities. Each month we will be showcasing an Amigos member library or institution. It's a great way for Amigos members, and non-members alike, to learn from and meet colleagues and peers.
Founded in 1915 as a Catholic women's college, Webster University is a private, non-profit university now operating as a non-denominational, co-ed institution boasting an FTE of 7,700 with 60 campuses globally. At the time of Webster's founding, very few opportunities for education for women existed. Serving the under-served has long been a focus for the University, which currently excels in providing education to first-generation and minority students as well as military personnel, and was recently recognized for promoting social mobility.
Caruthersville Public Library is located in Caruthersville, MO in the "boot heel" (the part that is shaped like the heel of a boot) at the bottom of Missouri. Their mission is"The lifelong learning center of Pemiscot County," primarily through its efforts in improving literacy, consumer health information, and workforce investment and job training. They serve a population of nearly 6000 residents in what has been the poorest county in the state.