2012 VLA Scholarship Winners
VLA Paraprofessional Clara Stanley Scholarship: The 2012 recipient of the VLAPF Clara Stanley Scholarship is Zoe Dellinger from Edinburg, VA. Currently, Zoe works as the Circulation Supervisor at the Shenandoah County Library. As she stated, “Libraries in small, rural communities such as ours have few other institutions that provide afterschool programs, teen activities, arts enrichment, entertainment and lifelong learning. Our library is essential to the economic, social and cultural well-being of our community” and she is proud to be contributing to that community. Zoe has been active in VLA since 2010. She is obtaining her MLIS degree and a Graduate Advanced Certificate in library management from the University of North Texas.
VLA Scholarship: The 2012 recipient of the VLA Scholarship is Claire Covington of Fishersville, VA. She has been employed as the Youth Services Coordinator at the August County Library since July 2011 and began working there in March 2009 as a Library Assistant. One of Claire’s goals in obtaining a graduate degree is to “promote, educate, and entertain patrons in order to increase library usage and to instill a lifelong love of reading in the people of my community.” She has been active in VLA since 2010. Claire is earning her MLIS degree from the University of South Carolina.
2011 VLA Scholarship Winners
VLA Paraprofessional Clara Stanley Scholarship: The 2011 recipient of the VLAPF Clara Stanley Scholarship is Andi Ogier from Blacksburg, VA. Currently, Andi works as the Serials Continuations Specialist at the Newman Library of Virginia Tech. Andi has been active in VLA since 2010, and will present a session at the May 2011 Paraprofessional Conference. For her future goals, Andi wishes to continue in e-resource provision and data curation. She is obtaining her MLIS degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
VLA Scholarship: The 2011 recipient of the VLA Scholarship is Kimberly Rose of Haysi, VA. She has been employed as a Library Assistant at the Lonesome Pine Regional Library since 1997. Kimberley’s goal in obtaining a graduate degree is to move into library administration and explains that, “there is a lot of talk about libraries becoming irrelevant. I believe this is a false notion, and I see the proof of it everyday as I strive to satisfy the diverse needs and wants of the public.” She has been active in VLA since 2011. Kimberley is earning her MSLIS degree from Clarion University of Pennsylvania.
Buckingham County Friends of the Library Memorial Scholarship: The 2011 recipient of this new scholarship is Hayley Tompkins of Palmyra, VA. She is a part-time Library Shelver at the Northside branch of the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library and the part-time Archive Specialist with the Fluvanna County Historical Society. She has been a member of VLA since 2010. Exhibiting her love of history and desire to work in reference and archives, Hayley volunteered at the Historical Society in 2007, followed by an internship and, later, a part-time position. She explains her decision to enter the field of librarianship by stating, “the library science field encompasses everything that I love—knowledge, books, information, and history—into one, which means that it’s always interesting to me, and it allows so much room for growth.” Hayley is earning her MLS degree from the University of North Texas.
Thank you to all who contributed to the 2011 Scholarship Funds, and to the Buckingham County Friends of the Library for their generous support. If you would like to make a contribution to the VLA Scholarships, please contact Lisa Varga, VLA Executive Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (757) 689-0594.