2002 Tony B. Leisner Scholarship winner named

Contact: Maxine Moore


For Immediate Release

July 10, 2002

2002 Tony B. Leisner Scholarship winner named

The American Library Association (ALA) has named Brian W. McDonald of New Haven, Conn., as the recipient of the 2002 Tony B. Leisner Scholarship.

The $3,000 scholarship, named for Leisner, an ALA member and former member of the ALA Council, is awarded to a library support staff member pursuing a master's degree in library and information studies. The scholarship was established with funds donated by Leisner.

McDonald says he enjoys helping people solve problems and teaching them how to use available resources. Because he grew up in a rural environment, McDonald wants to work towards improving the quality of rural education through librarianship. Currently, he works as a catalog assistant at the Yale University Library.

McDonald received his bachelor's in history from Yale University. He will be attending the University of Michigan.

McDonald was recognized in June during the ALA Annual Conference in Atlanta.