2014–2016 Mosaic Program Fellows
Internship Host Institution: Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Micha Broadnax is pursuing her MLIS with a specialization in archives management at Simmons College in Boston, MA. After graduating from Brandeis University in three years with a BA in sociology, Micha completed a year of service program. During her first year of graduate study, she continued with the tutor program working as supervisor. Through the support of the Mosaic Program, Micha has been able to gain more exposure to the archival and library profession. She considers herself an African American history enthusiast and has a particular interest in providing archival preservation, service, programming, and outreach to youth and communities of color. Further, Micha is driven by the belief that engagement with history is vital to the empowerment of communities.
Joanna Chen Cham
University of California, Los Angeles
Internship Host Institution: University of Southern California Libraries
Joanna Chen Cham is pursuing a MLIS with a specialization in archives at the University of California, Los Angeles. She is an alumna of the University of California, Berkeley, where she earned high honors in her BA in history and focused on the Holocaust, Jewish Studies, human rights, and oral histories. Her passions led her to become the archive and exhibit manager at the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust, where her work with Holocaust survivors and their archival collections inspired her to continue a career in collecting, preserving, and making accessible stories of different communities. Joanna's archival experiences also include working with oral histories at the USC Shoah Foundation, creating an archival description manual for the National Cesar Chavez Center, and writing finding aids for the UCLA Ralph J. Bunche Center, along with professional development in preservation and disaster preparation. Joanna is also an ARL IRDW Fellow and ALA Spectrum Scholar. She is actively involved in the Society of California Archivists and in ALA as a Spectrum Advisory Committee member. Joanna is interested in archives, special collections, rare books, typography, paper conservation, and increasing diversity in the information field. She is also pursuing a certificate in digital humanities at UCLA.
Internship Host Institution: Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center, Boston University
Adriana Flores is pursuing her MLIS with an archives concentration at Simmons College in Boston, Massachusetts. Originally from the Pacific Northwest, she received her BA from the University of Puget Sound, with focuses on English, religion, and anthropology. As an undergraduate she worked as an archives assistant, project archivist for records management, and assistant curator for Puget Sound's prominent Abby Williams Hill collection. She is interested in studying the construction of collective memory, archiving and preserving digital media, and has a particular interest in the collecting practices of academic and special collections libraries regarding comics, graphic novels, and other facets of popular culture.
University of Wisconsin–Madison
Internship Host Institution: Wisconsin Historical Society and the University of Wisconsin–Madison Libraries
Harvey Long is a first-year graduate student at the University of Wisconsin School of Library and Information Studies. He received his undergraduate degree with honors from Winston-Salem State University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, with a major in English and minor in history. As an undergraduate, he worked as an assistant in the Cadd Grant O'Kelly Library on campus. His interests include archives at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), digital humanities and special collections.
Internship Host Institution: Institute Archives and Special Collections, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Libraries
Sara Powell is pursuing her MSLIS at Simmons College with a concentration in archives management. Her interests in library science include archives, special collections librarianship, palaeography, and manuscript studies; she is also interested in the social and cultural history of late medieval England. She holds an AB in archaeology and medieval cultures from Brown University, where she worked at the university archives, and an MA in medieval studies from the University of York.
2013–2015 Mosaic Program Fellows
Lauren Gaylord received a summa cum laude BA in History from Westmont College. She is currently pursuing a master’s of science in information studies with a specialization in archives at the University of Texas at Austin. She is interested in preservation of the cultural record, especially how institutions participate in the production of collective memory. Her research interests include architecture, photography, California history, and the collecting of popular culture. Lauren has worked for various archives, including the Los Angeles Public Library and Pixar Animation Studios, and after graduation she will pursue a career in archives and special collections.
University of North Texas
Internship Host Institution: George W. Bush Presidential Library
Yvonne Patrice Ivey hails from Washington, DC, and is a candidate for a master’s of science in archival management with a concentration in marketing at the University of North Texas. She is a research assistant in the College of Information as well as an intern with the Texas Library Association. Yvonne is an active member of the Texas Library Association, American Library Association, Society of American Archivists, and Association of College and Research Libraries. Yvonne hopes to use her communication skills and marketing background to remodel and refresh corporate archives for the coming technology-savvy future. She is a recent graduate of Spelman College and an Andrew W. Mellon Recruiting Tomorrow’s Library Leaders Scholarship Awardee.
Dan Johnson received his BA from the University of Texas at Austin, double-majoring in Latin and English. He has worked as an assistant editor at Hoovers.com and as a desktop IT specialist at a small Texas state agency. He presently works with the Digital Library of the University of Houston, where he helps create the descriptive metadata for digital archival collections. Dan is enrolled at the University of North Texas, studying archival studies and digital image management. He also has a passion for graphic novels and has managed to incorporate the love of sequential art in his various studies.
University of California, Los Angeles
Internship Host Institution: Getty Research Institute
Karen Karyadi is pursuing her MLIS at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), specializing in archival studies. She holds a BA in business administration from California State University, Fullerton, and interned at the Richard Avedon Foundation in New York and at University of California, Riverside’s California Museum of Photography. Her future career interest is in photography collections in museums and archives, looking at the intersection of artistic and commercial photographic works and how they are valued and remembered. Concurrent to the UCLA program, Karen is completing her post-graduate certificate in museum studies at California State University, Long Beach, culminating in a traveling exhibition that opened January 2014 and will travel to other nationwide locations.
Originally from the LA area, Annie Tang is now a project archivist at the University of California, Santa Cruz, processing social activist collections from the 1960s and 1970s. She finished up her MLIS at UCLA in June 2014, where she specialized in archival studies, advocating for user-centered design in digital platforms and physical repositories. Annie also received her history BA from UCLA, where she focused on Asian diasporas in the US and online youth activism within those communities. With these combined interests, Annie aspires to develop and manage Asian American heritage collections throughout her archival career. She affectionately calls herself "a former serial intern" and her favorite internships have included the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History and Yosemite National Park.