Three LIS students taking courses from Maui have received scholarships from the Maui Friends of the Library (MFOL). One thousand dollar scholarships have been awarded to Veronica Farrell, Dean Louie, and Elizabeth (Betsy) Knight. They are each taking classes to pursue careers in public and school libraries. Two of this year’s scholarship recipients, Louie and Knight, also received scholarships from MFOL last year.
The MFOL scholarships are offered to Maui County residents pursuing a career in library and information science through distance education. The courses are offered by instructors in the University of Hawaii’s Library and Information Science Program on the Manoa campus and televised to neighbor island sites.
MFOL is a non-profit organization that supports public libraries and the wide variety of services they offer to Maui community residents. MFOL operates a used bookstore behind the Puunene School and several book sale tables located in Maui County Public Libraries. It uses the proceeds to support the provision of materials and services to public libraries.