Friends of Rockford Public Library Now Accepting
$2,000 MLIS Scholarship available from Friends Group
Rockford, IL: The Friends of Rockford Public Library announced that they are accepting applications for the 2011 Friends of Rockford Public Library Scholarship until Friday, November 4, 2011. The Friends of Rockford Public Library Scholarship is a $2,000 scholarship awarded annually to a student who has been accepted for or is currently enrolled in a graduate program for a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science (MLIS) and is a resident of or employed at a library in Winnebago, Boone or Ogle counties in Illinois. The scholarship is designed to encourage students currently working or interested in libraries to pursue their MLIS degree.
“This scholarship program is important to the Friends because we understand the value of strong libraries in our community,” said Mary Ann Sarver, Friends Board Member and Chair of the Scholarship Committee. “Providing students with the resources to further their education and knowledge of the library field is a solid investment in our community.”
Applications are available via the Friends of Rockford Public Library webpage at www.rockfordpubliclibrary.org/getinvolved/friends or by calling (815) 987-6609.
About the Library
The Rockford Public Library, founded in 1872 as the second library in Illinois, currently has six facilities, including the Main Library and five Branch Libraries. The Rockford Public Library’s mission is to enhance community life and development by informing, educating, entertaining, and providing cultural enrichment to all people of all ages by collecting information to address the diverse interests of our dynamic community.