LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Kentucky librarians and students studying to be librarians are getting tuition assistance to renew or get their certification.
The Department for Libraries and Archives (KDLA), in partnership with the Kentucky State Board for the Certification of Librarians, has awarded 10 public library professionals with the Library Science Tuition Scholarship for the Fall 2022 semester according to a press release.
“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.
State law requires library personnel to be certified by the Kentucky State Board for the Certification of Librarians. The scholarship awards $500 per semester for four-year programs and $250 for two-year programs according to the release.
Those receiving tuition assistance for the fall 2022 semester are:
- 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