The Theatre Library Association is pleased to sponsor the Brooks McNamara Performing Arts Librarian Scholarship in memory of the achievements of this beloved theater historian, scholar, educator, and mentor.
The Brooks McNamara Performing Arts Librarian Scholarship acknowledges outstanding accomplishments of promising students currently enrolled in ALA-accredited MLIS or archival training programs specializing in performing arts librarianship, and is offered every other year.
This year’s theme is: “How have you prepared for a career as a performing arts library/archives professional?”
You might want to discuss what classes you have taken, what possible extra-curricular activities you have been involved in to prepare for the job market, and other topics.
Interested students are encouraged to apply by submitting a 500-1000 word essay; the application form; and supporting materials by July 31, 2016 to firstname.lastname@example.org or to the address listed on the form. Applications will be screened by the Scholarship Committee.
The winner will receive a $500 check and a one-year complimentary TLA membership. The essay will be published in BROADSIDE, TLA’s online newsletter. The Scholarship winner will be publicly announced in October 2016, at the Annual Business Meeting and Book Awards in New York.
For a list of past recipients, please see:
Dr. Francesca Marini
Chair, Brooks McNamara Performing Arts Librarian Scholarship Award Committee