Leadership Development funding is aimed at enhancing the library's flexibility and capacity for change. Along with a need to develop new staff to succeed those who are retiring, current staff also need the skills and training necessary to keep pace with the rapidly changing face of the library and how it delivers its services.
In response to this need, Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation established an ongoing scholarship in 2009. The application process is open to all Sno-Isle Libraries staff wishing to further their education and obtain a Master's degree in library and information science. Applicants must meet set criteria and go through an interview process. Since its inception, five scholarships have been awarded to Sno-Isle staff.
Our 2011 recipient, Danielle Brend, was chosen once again to receive the Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation's $1,000 MLIS Scholarship for 2012. Danielle expects to graduate in 2013 from the Master's of Library and Information Science program at the University of Washington. As part of her Field Study requirement, she will be working with the Foundation on our Fall fundraising event.
Previous scholarship recipients are Mary Jennings in 2010 and Lisa Abdallah and Crystal King in 2009.
Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation is proud to assist these dedicated professionals in fulfilling their dream of becoming a librarian.