Brooks McNamara Performing Arts Librarian Scholarship

 

Brooks McNamara
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.

Brooks McNamara – beloved theater historian, scholar, educator, and mentor – was Professor of Performance Studies at New York University and founder of the Shubert Archive.

The Brooks McNamara Performing Arts Librarian Scholarship acknowledges outstanding professional accomplishments of promising students currently enrolled in MLIS or archival training programs specializing in performing arts librarianship.

This year’s theme is: Public Service.

Suggested topics are listed below:

  1. Providing reference and research services to performing arts professionals (for example, what kind of resources and research assistance do actors, directors, choreographers, etc. need?).
  2. Managing performing arts libraries and archives: what is unique about these repositories?
  3. Outreach in performing arts libraries and archives.
  4. Performing arts information professionals and users: providing reference and research services in specialized and general repositories.
  5. Performing arts librarians and archivists in non-specialized repositories.

Interested students are encouraged to apply by submitting the application form and supporting materials by May 30, 2014 to: frncsmari@aol.com, 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 on October 17, 2014, at the Annual Business Meeting and Awards Ceremony.

For more information about the McNamara Scholarship, contact Dr. Francesca Marini, Chair, Brooks McNamara Performing Arts Librarian Scholarship Award Committee

 

2014 Brooks McNamara Scholarship Application Form

McNamara Scholarship Winners, 2011-Present

 

Back to top



Last updated: April 9, 2014