Misty Crider began working for Western Plains Library System in April of 2006 as the Administrative Assistant. Misty brought many years of customer service experience and 5 years of prison Leisure and Law Library experience to the WPLS table. Shortly after she was hired, Misty started learning about E-rate and took over those duties in 2007. In 2008, she completed and acquired Public Librarianship Certification through the Oklahoma Department of Libraries.
During her first few years at WPLS, Misty substituted in any vacant positions until they were filled; this was invaluable to her, because she learned the everyday functions, hardships, and rewards experienced by the many levels within the WPLS organization. Eventually, Misty took on the additional duties of assisting the Director and the past Human Resources Manager. In 2013, she was promoted to Executive Assistant, and in 2015 Misty became the Human Resources Officer, all while maintaining the E-rate Coordinator position. Misty is a member of Western Oklahoma Human Resources and the Society for Human Resource Management.