The Georgia Library Association awards two scholarships annually to students completing a master’s degree in library science. The Hubbard Scholarship, a $3,000 award, is intended to recruit excellent candidates for librarianship and defray some of the costs of their education. The Beard Scholarship, in the amount of $1,000, is for applicants who show strong potential for leadership in the library profession. Recipients of both awards must agree to work for at least one year in Georgia following graduation but need not be residents of Georgia to apply.
The deadline to apply for the 2012 scholarships is May 21.
See the Georgia Library Association website for details and for the online application form:
Questions and application materials may be directed to:
GLA Scholarship Committee Vice-Chair
c/o Georgia Perimeter College Clarkston Campus JCLRC
555 North Indian Creek Drive
Clarkston, GA 30021
Brooks McNamara Performing Arts Librarian Scholarship
TLA is pleased to offer the Performing Arts Librarian Scholarship to an emerging member of this profession. Named for a beloved former TLA President who trained and mentored a generation of theatre librarians, archivists and scholars, the Scholarship aims to recruit and support new members and future leaders.
Applicants should be students currently enrolled in an ALA-accredited MLS or archival training program. Prospective applicants should provide proof of their student status, submit a current resume with contact information for three references, as well as a 500-1000 word essay on the topic:
TLA at 75: Collecting the Future by Mediating the Past
Submission deadline is June 30, 2012. Applications will be screened by the Scholarship Committee. The winner will be announced at the Book Awards and Annual Business Meeting on October 12th. The winner will be presented with a $500 check, one-year complimentary TLA membership, and the opportunity to read his or her essay to the audience. This essay will subsequently be published in BROADSIDE, TLA’s quarterly newsletter.
The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts 40 Lincoln Center Plaza New York, New York 10023 www.tla-online.org