Sleight was the library's first director almost 23 years ago, and has been serving as interim director since Sept. 4, 2012.
"We are very fortunate to have a person of Wicky Sleight's exceptional qualifications, experience and fond personal connections to our community to head up our library," said John Carton, MPL's board in a written statement.
Sleight serves as director of the Kirkwood Public Library in Kirkwood from 1994 -2009. From 2009 to 212 she was an adjunct lecturer for the University of Missouri School of Information Science and Learning Technologies, Library and Information Technologies, teaching management and collection development.
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