Committees: Awards: Diversity Scholarship
The Diversity Scholarship Awards Committee consists of three members, with staggered three-year terms, appointed by the President.  The chair rotates each year to the member beginning the third year of his or her term.  All members must be personal members. The Chair of the Diversity Committee serves ex officio on the committee. The Committee reviews applications and recommends to the Board annual recipient(s) of the MLA Diversity Scholarship Award.  The scholarship award supports eligible student(s) in a master's program in library and information science (MLIS), and reflects the ongoing commitment of MLA to address the growing need for professional staff in music and performing arts libraries to better reflect the evolving demographics of students and faculty in these fields. In addition to financial benefits such as tuition support or relocation costs, successful applicants also receive a complimentary student membership in MLA, career placement assistance (mentoring program, resume review, career advisory service), and a forwarding of their application to the Kevin Freeman Travel Grant Committee.   Selection is based on criteria reviewed annually by the Committee to ensure focus on outreach to underrepresented populations.
Chair, 2019-2020
Treshani Perera
Member, 2018-2021
Jonathan J. Sauceda
Member, 2019-2022
Sara J. Manus
Member, ex-officio, 2018-2020
Joy M. Doan


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The Music Library Association is the professional association for music libraries and librarianship in the United States. Founded in 1931, it has an international membership of librarians, musicians, scholars, educators, and members of the book and music trades. Complementing the Association’s national and international activities are eleven regional chapters that carry out its programs on the local level.