Friends of Rockford Public Library Announces Scholarship Winner
RPL Employee Receives Scholarship from Friends Group
The Friends of Rockford Public Library today announced that Rose Peterson, Director of IT for Rockford Public Library, is the winner of the 2006 Friends of Rockford Public Library Scholarship. The Friends of Rockford Public Library Scholarship is a $1,000 scholarship awarded annually to a student who has been accepted for or is currently enrolled in a graduate program for Library Science/Information Technology (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.
Rose Peterson, this year’s scholarship recipient, has been an employee of Rockford Public Library for ten years and is currently pursuing her Master of Library Science degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
“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. We are proud of Rose and look forward to her continued contributions to RPL.”
About Rockford Public 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.