Continuing Education Scholarship Awardees
We would like to congratulate four Fairfax County Public Library employees on their recent Continuing Education Scholarship award!
Sondra Eklund is a youth services manager at the City of Fairfax Regional Library. She attended the ALA Annual Conference and Caldecott Preconference to help network with other youth services librarians, formulate innovative ideas for the library, gain more insight on upcoming publications, and to bring an energized new outlook to the library.
Carol Essen is a library aide at Richard Byrd who attended the Librarian’s Day Conference to expand her knowledge on Romance novels and to pass on that information to library visitors.
David Mercer is a tech lab assistant and a volunteer librarian for both Sherwood Regional Library and Lorton Library. He is using his scholarship to offset the costs of the VLA 2013 Annual Conference so that he can provide a higher quality of service to library customers.
Delia Ullberg is a children’s manager for Oakton Library and will attend the “What’s New in Young Adult Literature” conference to help advise children and young adults when they are selecting books to read, as well as provide new titles to keep in mind when planning other programs.
Once again, congratulations on your scholarship, and thank you for your dedication in continuing to provide a broader set of skills to Fairfax County Public Library.
Upcoming scholarship opportunities include the Masters of Library Science and Undergraduate Scholarship. Applications must be received or postmarked by April 15, 2014 in order to be accepted. We invite you to visit our webpage and fill out the Masters of Library Science or Undergraduate Scholarship forms today. Return these forms to Fairfax Library Foundation in order to apply. The next Continuing Education Scholarship deadline will be June 15, 2014.