On behalf of the ARSL Conference Scholarship Committee, I am pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 Scholarships to attend the ARSL Conference this fall in St. George.
Congratulations go to:
Tammi Thiem, Student at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, and Library Director at Genoa Public Library, Genoa, NE.
Tammi was awarded the Dr. Bernard Vavrek Scholarship which goes to a current LIS student.
Bailee Hutchinson, Director, Bolivar-Hardeman County Library, Bolivar, TN.
Bailee was awarded the Founders Scholarship which goes to a working librarian.
Amanda Kiely, Youth Services Coordinator, Ketchikan Public Library, Ketchikan, AK.
Amanda was awarded the Ken Davenport Scholarship which goes to a working librarian.
The winner of the Allan-Perez Scholarship is
Leisl Hammond, Branch Manager, Jones County Public Library, Gray, GA.
I also want to take this opportunity to thank the members of the Scholarship Committee for all of their hard work. More than 100 applications were submitted and every committee member read each application as part of the evaluation process. It is a lot of work with some very difficult choices as there were only 4 scholarships and so many worthy applicants. Thank you to Hannah Buckland, Vanessa Everhart, Jeanna Allums, Clancy Pool, and Carolyn Peterson.
Shirley Vonderhaar, Library Director
James Kennedy Public Library
320 1st Ave. E.
Dyersville, Iowa 52040