Cynthia Harrison Library Fund Scholarships

Cynthia Harrison Scholarship Announced for 2017

Roseanne Bromberg, Olivia Muzzy, and Liz Ochoa are the Cynthia Harrison Library Scholarship Fund awardees for 2017.  All three are first time awardees, and each will receive a $750 scholarship.  

The Cynthia Harrison Library Scholarship fund was established in 2008 in honor of Cynthia "Cindy” Harrison, manager of the Bainbridge branch of the Kitsap Regional Library from 1991 to 2007.  The fund was established to provide support for those seeking to further their professional careers in librarianship.  To be eligible for the award, applicants must be either a volunteer or employee of Kitsap Regional Library and must be accepted or enrolled in an accredited, graduate-level library and information science program. Past recipients have included Tressa Johnson, now a librarian at the Bainbridge branch, Rebecca Dyehouse, James Logan, Lisa (Tyler) Longmire, Stacy Wyatt, Carina Langstraat, Meredith Tummeti, and Erika Miller. Including this year's awards, since 2011 the Cynthia Harrison Library Scholarship fund has awarded $11,250 in scholarships.

Rosie Bromberg
"My name is Rosie and I am absolutely in love with working in public libraries. Getting to interact with patrons about things I’m personally passionate about, being a helpful member of my community, providing information and services that make a difference in peoples’ lives are my favorite parts of what I do every day. I am so grateful for this scholarship, which will help me pursue my dreams of making a difference in the lives of teens and adults as a public librarian."

Olivia Muzzy
I'll be starting my MLIS this fall at San Jose State University, and I'm honored to have received the Cindy Harrison Scholarship to help fund this opportunity. I have been considering this degree for some time, and I'm inspired by the amazing work that all of you do here everyday— this is part of the reason I am jumping in now! I feel very supported by my MLIS Cohort colleagues and professional mentors I have here at the Library. 

I'm currently researching the different career pathways that SJSU offers, and I'm looking forward to gaining a new perspective in my education that I have not yet had in my work experience. I'm also looking forward to applying what I learn directly to my work here, so please don't be surprised if I start asking a flurry of questions to you or your department!"

Liz Ochoa
"I am the Library Assistant for the Bookmobile and Outreach Department at KRL. I have only been here for about 4 months, but I already feel like an accepted and welcomed part of the KRL family.

Before I joined KRL I always had the thought in the back of my mind, that if I had done something else with my life I would have pursued a Library Science degree.  I’ve always been at home in libraries and absolutely love helping people who are seeking information. I was afforded the opportunity to go back to school, and I am about halfway through the MLIS degree through San Jose State University’s iSchool. I am incredibly honored to have been chosen as a Cynthia Harrison scholarship winner."

Roseanne Bromberg
Roseanne Bromberg
Olivia Muzzy
Olivia Muzzy
Liz Ochoa
Liz Ochoa