MLIS Student Selected as Spectrum Scholar by the American Library Association

Current Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) student Kahlila Chaar-Pérez was recently awarded a 2020 Spectrum Scholarship by the American Library Association’s (ALA) Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services. The Spectrum Scholarship Program actively recruits and provides assistance to students who are obtaining graduate degrees within the field of library and information science. This year’s Spectrum Scholars were selected based on their commitment to community building, leadership potential, and planned contributions to making social justice part of their work.

Chaar-Pérez is a student in our MLIS program, and she currently works as a taxonomy analyst at BOLD Technologies. She has a Ph.D. in Spanish from New York University, and her research has appeared in such publications as the journal Small Axe, the anthology Uncle Tom’s Cabins: The Transnational History of America’s Most Mutable Book, and the U.S. Intellectual History blog. Her research interests include nineteenth and twentieth-century Caribbean literatures and cultures, colonial and transatlantic studies, and modern intellectual history.

Please join us in congratulating Chaar-Pérez on this exciting achievement!

Learn more about the ALA's 2020-2021 Spectrum Scholars.