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Elaine Alexander

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Bio

I want to thank you in advance for considering me for this scholarship. After many years working as a support staff in various Connecticut libraries, I have decided to make the leap and get my graduate degree. I had a rocky road to get my first college degree. I began my undergraduate education in 1988 as an independent teen with no parents. I worked three jobs -- one of which was at Avery Point Library, which I truly enjoyed. I struggled to keep afloat financially during those years, only to then suffer the loss of my brother after my first semester. For a time, it seemed easier to put my college dreams aside, but I eventually returned to my education, slowly pursuing my undergraduate degree, finally achieving it in 2005 and becoming the first person in my family to get their BA. I have valued every step I made in this journey. As I have grown in the library profession, I have decided that pursuing my graduate degree can benefit the greater library community. While I personally feel that I have more to give in the field of Children's Services, I also look forward to nurturing others in this exciting and worthy role in library services. I hope you will consider gifting me with this scholarship to help me fulfill those achievements.

Education

Robert E. Fitch High SchoolHigh School
Jan 1986 - Jan 1988
Robert E. Fitch High SchoolJan 1986 - Jan 1988
High School
Eastern Connecticut State UniversityBachelors degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences
Jan 1988 - Jan 2005
Eastern Connecticut State UniversityJan 1988 - Jan 2005
Bachelors degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences
Texas Woman's UniversityMasters degree in MLS
Jan 2018 - Present
Texas Woman's UniversityJan 2018 - Present
Masters degree in MLS

Career

Goals

Dream career field:Libraries
Dream career goals:Children's Librarian

Experience

children's programmingpublic library
Jan 2008 - Present11 years
billingChildren's Dental
Jan 1992 - Jan 19997 years

Future Interests

Advocacy
Volunteering
Elaine Alexander
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Bio

I want to thank you in advance for considering me for this scholarship. After many years working as a support staff in various Connecticut libraries, I have decided to make the leap and get my graduate degree. I had a rocky road to get my first college degree. I began my undergraduate education in 1988 as an independent teen with no parents. I worked three jobs -- one of which was at Avery Point Library, which I truly enjoyed. I struggled to keep afloat financially during those years, only to then suffer the loss of my brother after my first semester. For a time, it seemed easier to put my college dreams aside, but I eventually returned to my education, slowly pursuing my undergraduate degree, finally achieving it in 2005 and becoming the first person in my family to get their BA. I have valued every step I made in this journey. As I have grown in the library profession, I have decided that pursuing my graduate degree can benefit the greater library community. While I personally feel that I have more to give in the field of Children's Services, I also look forward to nurturing others in this exciting and worthy role in library services. I hope you will consider gifting me with this scholarship to help me fulfill those achievements.

Education

Robert E. Fitch High SchoolHigh School
Jan 1986 - Jan 1988
Robert E. Fitch High SchoolJan 1986 - Jan 1988
High School
Eastern Connecticut State UniversityBachelors degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences
Jan 1988 - Jan 2005
Eastern Connecticut State UniversityJan 1988 - Jan 2005
Bachelors degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences
Texas Woman's UniversityMasters degree in MLS
Jan 2018 - Present
Texas Woman's UniversityJan 2018 - Present
Masters degree in MLS

Career

Goals

Dream career field:Libraries
Dream career goals:Children's Librarian

Experience

children's programmingpublic library
Jan 2008 - Present11 years
billingChildren's Dental
Jan 1992 - Jan 19997 years

Future Interests

Advocacy
Volunteering
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AcademicAdult FictionChildrensClassicsContempor​aryEducationCulturalSpeculative FictionSuspenseYoung AdultWomens FictionDramaRealistic FictionHistorical
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