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2022 Crawford Scholarship Awardees Announced


Topeka – Angie Reed and Deborah “Debbie” Stanton have been awarded the 2022 Dick and Donna Crawford Scholarship by The Library Foundation.

The Dick and Donna Crawford Scholarship was created to provide financial resources for continuing education opportunities for employees of The Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library. This includes but is not limited to educational courses, trainings and certification courses.

“We are thrilled to be able to award TWO scholarships this year to the amazing library staff,” exclaims Judy Moler, Chair of The Library Foundation Board. “We had several worthy applicants and look forward to seeing how their training benefits our community.”

Angie Reed is currently a Teen Services Librarian seeking her MLS from Texas Woman’s University. Angie says that seeking a degree from a school outside of our region will allow her to bring new ideas to the library as she collaborates with peers outside of our area.

Debbie Stanton is currently pursuing a Museum Studies Certificate from the Institute of American Indian Arts. Debbie says that the program focuses on the cultural aspects of museum studies such as evaluating indigenous concerns through the lens of cultural heritage institutions.  She looks forward to bringing her experiences and learning immediately back to our library.

“The Library Foundation is incredibly grateful to the Crawfords for having the compassion and foresight to support the educational development of Library Employees,” says Erin Aldridge, The Library Foundation’s Executive Director. “Their financial contributions laid the foundation for this incredible program and gave other donors an opportunity to invest as well. These investments are creating positive impact in our community!”

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