“Librarians Build Communities” Scholarship Kick-off Workshop Held at Valdosta State

September 1, 2010 at 3:41 pm 3 comments

LBC Scholars at Odum Library, Valdosta State University, Georgia.

“Librarians Build Communities” Scholarship Kick-off Workshop Held at Valdosta State.

By Linda R. Most, Assistant Professor, MLIS Program, Valdosta State University.

The first 15 “Librarians Build Communities” (LBC) scholars began classes in August in Valdosta State University’s Master of Library and Information Science program. The three-year program provides scholarships to prepare 45 students to be public librarians who have expertise in community building. It is funded by grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services’ Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program. In collaboration with the Valdosta State University Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) program the Georgia Public Library Service is providing each qualifying student with a full in-state tuition scholarship to the 39-semester-hour mostly online program.


Entry filed under: "Libraries Build Community" Scholars, Georgia Public Library Service, Laura Bush Scholars, LBC Scholars, Valdosta State University.

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Diana Very  |  September 1, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    Congratulations to the first class in this program. My hope is that you enjoy the opportunity as much as you learn from it. It’s a great program and wonderful environment. My best wishes for a productive semester!

  • 2. Deborah Moorman  |  September 2, 2010 at 2:51 pm

    We look good don’t we! Thanks Dr. Most.

  • 3. cjmoxley  |  July 1, 2011 at 2:46 am

    This program has proved to be an awesome learning experience for me in that I have gotten to meet some really great librarians thus far throughout my courses. I have truly gained an understanding of how libraries can function as the keystone of a community. There also exist a close relationship between a library and its community. For many years I thought that the library community served the libraries needs however I now realize that it is the library who serves the community. Without the community to back it the library would cease to exist for there would not be a reason for it to exist.


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