2017 Scholarship Winners Announced

The VLA Scholarship Committee is pleased to announce the 2017 scholarship recipients. Congratulations to Stephani Moore, Whitney Nelsen, and Lauren Triola on their academic excellence and dedication to the field of Library Science.

VLA Paraprofessional Clara Stanley Scholarship
The 2017 recipient of the VLAPF Clara Stanley Scholarship is Whitney Nelsen from Frederick County, VA. Currently, Whitney works for the Handley Regional Library and for the Loudoun County Public Library. She says, “In the library I can feel the impact I’m making, whether I’m working with a doctoral candidate who is doing research for their dissertation or with a homeless person who needs information on community resources. My dedication to helping others and serving the community is what will help me succeed in librarianship.” Whitney has been active in VLA since 2017. She is obtaining her MLIS degree from Valdosta State University. 

VLA Scholarships
The 2017 recipients of the two VLA Scholarships are Stephani Moore and Lauren Triola.

Stephani Moore has worked with the Massanutten Regional Library in Harrisonburg, VA since 2014. One of Stephani’s goals in obtaining her graduate degree is to “stay current in the latest developments related to technology and social networking in libraries… to assist patrons, less experienced in using that technology.” She has been active in VLA since 2015. Stephani is earning her MLIS degree from the University of Maryland-College Park. 

Lauren Triola is from Fredericksburg, VA where she commutes to work for the Prince William Public Library in Dumfries. Her goal is to use cataloging to, “help make libraries and their collections continue to be accessible to everyone, especially to marginalized communities, who often are cut off from important educational resources.” Lauren is working toward her MLS from Clarion University of Pennsylvania.


VLA appreciates the support of this program. To learn more about the program, visit our Scholarships page. To make a tax-deductible donation to the Scholarship fund, please visit our donation page.