Awards and Honors, Southern Historical Collection, Special Collections, Staff

Library Student Employee Receives 2013 Spectrum Scholarship

Photograph of Barrye Brown

Barrye Brown, a graduate student employee of the Library, has won the 2013 Spectrum Scholarship from the American Library Association.

Library student employee Barrye Brown has been selected to receive the 2013 Spectrum Scholarship from the American Library Association (ALA). Brown is a Carolina Academic Library Associate in the Southern Historical Collection at UNC’s Wilson Special Collections Library and at the Stone Center Library for Black Culture and History.

Brown is a graduate student at UNC’s School of Information and Library Science and will receive her M.S.L.S. degree in 2014.

The Spectrum Scholarship Program provides scholarships to American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino and Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander students pursuing graduate degrees in library and information studies. Its mission is to improve service at the local level through the development of a representative workforce that reflects the communities served by all libraries.

Carolina Academic Library Associates (CALAs) work twenty hours per week at the UNC Libraries and are selected through a competitive interview process. In addition to a salary, they receive tuition awards, health insurance, benefits, and professional development opportunities. To learn more about the CALA program, contact the University Library Personnel Office at (919) 962-8027.

Thanks to the UNC School of Information and Library Science

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