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Kentucky librarians awarded Library Science Tuition Scholarship for spring 2019 semester


The Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, in partnership with the Kentucky State Board of Certifications of Librarians, has awarded the Library Science Tuition Scholarship to 12 public library professionals for the spring 2019 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, KDLA offers the Library Science Tuition Scholarship to help ensure public library staff are able to meet certification requirements by completing college library science courses.

“We are pleased to award this scholarship to support continuing education for library staff,” KDLA Commissioner Terry Manuel said. “It’s essential for library staff to expand their skills and knowledge to keep up with developments in the field.”

The Library Science Tuition Scholarship awards $500 per semester for students enrolled in a four-year program and $250 per semester for students student 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.

The Library Science Tuition Scholarship has been awarded to the following recipients for the spring 2019 semester:

• Sylina Adkins – Paris-Bourbon County Public Library
• Laura Fox-Ezell – Warren County Public Library
• Yalonda Green – Louisville Free Public Library
• Heather Tackett – Jessamine County Public Library
• Donna Chadwell – Corbin Public Library
• Eva Michele Clark – McLean County Public Library
• Tonya Coleman – Pendleton County Public Library
• Emily Ferguson – Daviess County Public Library
• Melissa Hardesty – Daviess County Public Library
• Mary Beth Hogue – Casey County Public Library
• Lesa Ledford – Estill County Public Library
• Amanda Wheat – Cumberland County Public Library

To learn more about resources, programs and service, please visit the Kentucky Department for Library and Archives website.

From Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet


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