The Association for Rural and Small Libraries offers three annual conference scholarships to promote the organization and the conference. The Dr. Bernard Vavrek Scholarship goes to a current LIS student and the Founders and Ken Davenport Scholarships go to current library professionals.
Thank you to our ARSL Premier Members who have helped make these scholarships possible through a $10 contribution as part of their membership and thank you to the members of the Scholarship Committee for all of their hard work. More than 90 applications were submitted and each committee member read each application as part of the evaluation process. It is a lot of work with some very difficult choices as there are only 3 scholarships and so many worthy applicants. Thank you to: Hope Decker, Julie Elmore, Judy Grandstaff, Valerie Haverhals, Becky Heil and committee chair, Shirley Vonderhaar.
On behalf of the ARSL Conference Scholarship Committee we are pleased to announce the winners of the 2013 Scholarships to attend the ARSL Conference this fall in Omaha, Nebraska.
Bernard Vavrek Scholarship
Student at the University of Alabama and library assistant at North Suffolk Public Library
Director, Savonburg Public Library
Ken Davenport Scholarship
Director, Sherrill-Kenwood Free Library
We look forward to sharing blog posts from Michele, Kathy and Jennifer when they share about their conference experience!
And thank you to the state library agencies who are providing additional scholarships for rural librarians to attend the conference in September.