Bradshaw Receives Second Library Scholarship of the Year

Second-year MLS student Jennifer Bradshaw has been awarded a Directors Scholarship to attend Rare Book School (RBS) at the University of Virginia-Charlottesville, one of the most prestigious rare book programs in the country. Setting herself apart from the intense competition to win the honor, Bradshaw will be selecting a course from the RBS curriculum, and using the experience to enrich her professional and personal repertoire. Offering the opportunity to study with leading scholars and professionals in the field, RBS focuses on the history of books and printing and its mission in respect to the study, care and management of print-related technologies and cultures; course topics range from those concerning old and rare books, to manuscripts and special collections.

This honor is a second one for Bradshaw this year, who received the Iowa Library Association’s $1,500 Jack Tillson Scholarship at the ILA annual convention in October. “Cataloging-Metadata is very proud of her,” notes Duncan Stewart, UI Cataloging Librarian. We at SLIS are, as well!

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