Cynthia Lord Harrison Library Fund Scholarships

Cynthia Lord Harrison Scholarship Announced for 2019

Beth Steinbach is the 2019 awardee of the Cynthia Lord Harrison Library Scholarship Fund. Beth is enrolled at the University of Missouri online MLIS program and has completed her first year with two more years before graduation. She loves working in libraries, has four teenage children, and is working for KRL as an assistant. Beth loves working with people and wants to continue working in the public library.  

The CHLHLSF 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, Rebecca Dyehouse, James Logan, Lisa (Tyler) Longmire, Stacy Wyatt, Carina Langstraat, Meredith Tummeti, Erika Miller, Liz Ochoa, Rosie Bromberg, Reagan Callahan, and Olivia Muzzy. Including this year's awards, since 2011 the CLHLSF has awarded $14,250 in scholarships.

Beth Steinbach
"I am currently enrolled at the University of Missouri online for their MLIS program. I have thoroughly enjoyed every moment of learning and am excited about my future career. I'm grateful for this financial support of my education and for the amazing workplace KRL has been."

Beth Steinbach
Beth Steinbach