Honoring Library Service Dedication

Seneca Jackson

The Richland Library Foundation is pleased to announce that Seneca Jackson has been selected as the 2015 recipient of the Ethel Bolden Minority Scholarship during a presentation and reception on November 12 at Richland Library Main in downtown Columbia.

Jackson is a graduate student at the University of South Carolina, working to obtain a Masters in Library and Information Science. While furthering his education, Jackson was also named Cooper-Davis Fellow, which provides him the opportunity to gain practical experience by serving in different departments within Thomas Cooper Library as well as other libraries.

To learn more about Jackson's academic background and accomplishments, visit richlandlibrary.com and click on the Newsroom tab.

The Richland Library Foundation established the Ethel Bolden Minority Scholarship in 2010 in honor and recognition of Mrs. Ethel Bolden's years of service to the Richland County community and its libraries.

The $2,500 scholarship seeks to encourage and to provide financial support for students from underrepresented ethnic and racial groups, who are working toward the completion of a Master of Library and Information Science degree at the University of South Carolina.

For questions, please contact Emily Stoll at 803-587-3637 or email estoll@richlandlibrary.com

About Ethel Bolden
Ethel Bolden, consummate advocate and pioneer for library services to African-American children, worked diligently for 40 years in the community to promote reading and establish excellence in library services. She established the first elementary school library at (formerly all-black) Waverly Elementary, served as school librarian at Perry Junior High, worked as the first African-American faculty member and librarian at Dreher High School, and served twice on the Board of Trustees at the Richland Library.

About Richland Library Foundation
The Richland Library Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, governed by a Board of Trustees, that works to increase financial support for the library to broaden and diversify its ability to serve the citizens of Richland County with unsurpassed excellence.