FRANKFORT, Ky. — In partnership with the Kentucky State Board for the Certification of Librarians, the Department for Libraries and Archives (KDLA) within the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet has awarded the Library Science Tuition Scholarship to 10 public library professionals for the Fall 2022 semester.
Kentucky law requires public libraries to be staffed by personnel certified by the Kentucky State Board for the Certification of Librarians. In an effort to ensure that public libraries are able to meet these requirements, the Board offers the Library Science Tuition Scholarship to help public library staff meet certification standards by completing college library science courses.
The Library Science Tuition Scholarship is awarded to students employed in a Kentucky public library who are enrolled in college courses for their librarian certification. The scholarship awards $500 per semester for students enrolled in a four-year program and $250 per semester for students enrolled in a two-year college. Scholarship funds are awarded for the spring and fall semesters and may be utilized for undergraduate or graduate courses.
“We are very pleased to assist local public libraries by providing funding to increase staff expertise and knowledge. A qualified staff, well versed in current information technology and trends, is essential to meeting the needs of students, community members, and businesses,” said Terry Manuel, commissioner of KDLA and state librarian, archivist, and records administrator.
The Library Science Tuition Scholarship has been awarded to the following recipients for the Fall 2022 semester:
- Danielle Manning, Taylor County Public Library
- Heather Pritchett, John L. Street Library (Trigg County)
- Kaitlyn Snyder, Boyd County Public Library
- DeeAnna Sova, Hopkinsville-Christian County Public Library
- M. Keith Stallins, II, Henderson County Public Library
- Brianna Vaughn, Wayne County Public Library
- Jessica Walters, Green County Public Library
- Allyson Whelan, Hardin County Public Library
- G. Grady Wilson, IV, McCreary County Public Library
- T. Michelle Yates, Casey County Public Library
KDLA provides equitable access to quality library resources and information services. The Department helps public agencies ensure that legislatively mandated documentation of government programs is created, efficiently maintained, and made accessible.
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