Aplin Receives 2015 Central Mississippi Library Council Scholarship

Emilie Aplin, evening supervisor at Cook Library, is the recipient of the 2015 Central Mississippi Library Council (CMLC) scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to a student in an American Library Association (ALA) accredited Masters of Library and Information Science program. Selection is based on commitment to the field of librarianship as shown through participation in activities that develop library skills or enhance knowledge among library professionals in the state of Mississippi.

The applicant must currently be an employee of a Mississippi library and demonstrated a genuine commitment to the profession by participating in activities that further library skills or enhance knowledge among library professionals within the state. Aplin has held two different officer roles in the Library and Information Science Student Association from 2013-2015. She has also collaborated with colleagues to host Digi Day, digitization workshop for students in the School of Library and Information Science. Additionally, Aplin has contributed to multiple publications and co-presented at the Society of Mississippi Archivists conference. 

The CMLC Scholarship is a $500 award and may be used for any purpose related to the recipient’s degree program expenses. In the spirit of former University of Southern Mississippi library science professor Dr. Laura Long’s generosity to students, recipients are encouraged to use the scholarship to enhance their education by attending lectures, exhibits, or conferences. Aplin plans to use the award for professional development opportunities such as attending conferences and completing classes offered through ALA.