Mia I. Glionna Selected as the 2021 Peter Lyman Memorial/SAGE Scholarship Recipient

For Immediate Release
Thu, 09/16/2021


Kimberly Redd

Program Manager, Certification & Talent Development

Office for Human Resource Development and Recruitment (HRDR)



The American Library Association and SAGE announced Mia I. Glionna of Altadena, California as the recipient of the 2021 Peter Lyman Memorial/SAGE Scholarship in New Media. 

Glionna says that she “hopes to explore the future of archival studies and digital archives.” She is interested in “the accessibility of digital archives, public databases, and digitized primary sources.” She aspires to one day develop a community resource center for Black history in her hometown. She says she “wants to preserve documents and stories of community members, not only for record-keeping reasons, but also for restorative community-building purposes.”

References for Glionna applaud her research ability and believe she will make an excellent librarian. In speaking of Glionna, one person commented, “I have been impressed with her passion for learning as well as her research acumen.” Yet another person stated that “She is focused, hardworking, and highly intelligent with a rare passion for research and archives. She has fascinated me with her keen interest in historical questions and methodologies.” An additional person commented, “With the sophistication of a more seasoned researcher, she has let her objects of inquiry lead the way in her research rather than imposing her ideas on them. She is a dogged investigator who knows how to find and organize the material she needs. She represents the humanities professional of the future — a scholar keenly aware of the value of their work within and without the university walls.”

Glionna is attending the University of Michigan.

The Peter Lyman Memorial/SAGE Scholarship in New Media was created in memory of Peter Lyman, former university librarian and professor emeritus of the School of information at the University of California, Berkeley. Lyman’s research focused on online information, ethnographic analyses of online social relationships and communities, and bringing university librarians into the digital era. He was one of the first scholars to work with computer companies to design information technology appropriate for research and teaching. 

For information on the ALA Scholarship program, visit our scholarship page.

The ALA Office for Human Resource Development and Recruitment (HRDR) manages the ALA Scholarship Clearinghouse.