January 13, 2013
The local National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), and the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library have teamed up for a paid internship and scholarship program.
The two organizations found they had a common goal of creating local job opportunities and also to increase the diversity in the field of librarianship.
The program offers library work experience for a year with a stipend and the opportunity to apply for an annual scholarship.
"It's an opportunity for someone to get up to $3,000 a year to help pay for college and also in our interest, we'd like to encourage people to consider librarianship as a career," said Library Director John Halliday.
The program is supported by 'Friends of the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library' endowment fund. Applications for the new program are due in March.