The Diversity Scholarship Award Committee is pleased to announce that Hang Nguyen has been selected as the recipient of the 2020 MLA Diversity Scholarship Award. Dr. Nguyen is currently pursuing an Masters in Library and Information Science degree (MLIS) at the University of Iowa and works at the State Historical Society of Iowa as a Reference Librarian. During her doctoral studies in musicology at the University of Iowa, Dr. Nguyen worked as a graduate assistant and later as a library assistant in the Rita Benton Music Library, where she executed important work in public services and created metadata for the School of Music recording collection.
The goal of the MLA Diversity Scholarship Award is to recruit MLIS students from historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups into music librarianship by providing support for master’s-level Library and Information Science education. The award recipient receives a tuition stipend, career guidance provided by the MLA Career Advisory Service, gratis student membership in MLA for one year, gratis registration for the MLA annual conference, and committee recommendation for the Kevin Freeman Travel Grant for possible travel support to attend the annual conference.
Please extend a warm welcome to Hang when you meet her at MLA 2020 annual meeting in Norfolk, Virginia.