Congratulations to Nideria Brown, a current IS Master’s student, on receiving a Mid Atlantic Library Alliance (MALiA) graduate scholarship.
A native of Richmond, VA, Nideria has worked in public libraries for over 10 years in circulation and is now looking to spread her wings. “I was so happy to receive the MALiA Scholarship of $1000 to put towards my future career in academic librarianship," said Nideria.
Nideria is currently the Youth Services Associate at the Hull Street Library branch of Richmond Public Libraries. She received her undergraduate degree in Media Arts and Design from James Madison University, and is now in her second year of graduate school, pursuing her MLS. She is a student in the Virginia-West Virginia cohort and is excited to be nearing completion. In her spare time, Nideria enjoys trying new foods and reading financial books.
The Mid Atlantic Library Alliance offers scholarships for graduate tuition on a competitive basis to librarians or staff members employed at MALiA member libraries. Scholarships are granted based on available funds, and each applicant’s service and commitment to professional librarianship is considered by the Executive Board and Scholarship Committee. This is to include, but is not limited to, years of service, memberships and activities in the profession.
About the Mid Atlantic Library Alliance
The Mid Atlantic Library Alliance, usually referred to as MALiA, is a consortium of over 225 public, academic, school, and special libraries. Originally founded in southwestern Virginia, the organization has grown to include libraries throughout Virginia as well as member institutions in Tennessee, North Carolina, West Virginia, Kentucky, Alabama, and Florida. MALiA is open to all libraries, regardless of location, and welcomes new members at any time. The MALiA consortium’s primary purpose is to provide value-added services to its member libraries. Read more about MALiA here.