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Local Library Manager Shares Journey

Carol Levers
Carol Levers


Kansas City, MO – Carol Levers is a branch manager for the Kansas City, Kansas public library. She was recently named one of the top ten librarians in the US in a contest sponsored by the American Library Association and the New York Times. But her story isn't just about shelving books. It's the journey of a woman who escaped apartheid in South Africa and discovered her calling help other immigrants find their way. KC Currents' Alex Smith has her story.

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As a health care reporter, I aim to empower my audience to take steps to improve health care and make informed decisions as consumers and voters. I tell human stories augmented with research and data to explain how our health care system works and sometimes fails us. Email me at alexs@kcur.org.
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