The School Library Media Scholarship is awarded to a student enrolled in a school library media program at a Tennessee college or university that is approved to certify Library Information Specialists. The one-time grant is $1,000 and is meant to increase the ranks of individuals within the school library profession. This year’s recipient of the School Library Media Scholarship is Brigid Day, a student at the University of Tennessee Knoxville.
Brigid told us about her background as an educator.
“I have taught people of all ages, from babies in Montessori to computer classes for septuagenarians and a lot in between. I am currently the library assistant at Ravenwood High School. I am the daughter of two educators and a lifelong learner.”
Brigid had this to say when asked what drew her to the school librarian profession.
“Librarianship is my calling, and after working in a public library for six years, I decided to try out working in a high school library (partly to be able to fit more night classes into my schedule) and fell in love! Teenagers are the best – really, truly.”
Brigid also told us why she values being a member of TASL as a student.
“TASL has provided me with a fantastic network of superhero school librarians who will answer my questions, brainstorm ideas, and share information. I am so thankful for the friendships I have made and the people who have welcomed me. I am extremely grateful to have been awarded the School Library Media Scholarship this year.”
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