The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and the Society of American Archivists (SAA) announce the selection of five master of library and information science (MLIS) students with specialization in archives to participate in the 2013–2015 ARL/ SAA Mosaic Program. Funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), this collaborative diversity recruitment program reflects the joint commitment of ARL and SAA to address the need for professional staff in archives and special collections to better reflect the evolving demographics of students and faculty in those fields.
The 2013–2015 ARL/SAA Mosaic Program fellows are:
Lauren Gaylord, University of Texas at Austin
Internship host: University of Texas at Austin, Benson Latin American Collection
Yvonne Ivey, University of North Texas
Internship host: George W. Bush Presidential Library
Daniel Johnson, University of North Texas
Internship host: University of Houston, Special Collections
Karen Karyadi, University of California, Los Angeles
Internship host: Getty Research Institute
Annie Tang, University of California, Los Angeles
Internship host: University of California, Los Angeles, Special Collections
“If we hope to ensure that the archival record being preserved reflects the society we live in, it is vital that the archival profession is representative of our society,” said Harrison Inefuku, digital repository coordinator at Iowa State University and member of the ARL/SAA Mosaic Program Selection and Advisory Committees. “Through its unique design, this program is a valuable tool for attracting and supporting future archivists from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups.”
The ARL/SAA Mosaic Program offers a generous award package to program participants, including a tuition stipend, a paid internship with a partner institution, a formal mentoring program, complimentary student membership in SAA, leadership development, and support to attend the SAA Annual Meeting. Over 40 applications were received for this competitive program in its inaugural year.
For more information, visit the ARL/SAA Mosaic Program website.
The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is a nonprofit organization of 125 research libraries in the US and Canada. Its mission is to influence the changing environment of scholarly communication and the public policies that affect research libraries and the diverse communities they serve. ARL pursues this mission by advancing the goals of its member research libraries, providing leadership in public and information policy to the scholarly and higher education communities, fostering the exchange of ideas and expertise, facilitating the emergence of new roles for research libraries, and shaping a future environment that leverages its interests with those of allied organizations. ARL is on the web at http://www.arl.org/.
Founded in 1936, the Society of American Archivists (SAA) is North America's oldest and largest national archival professional association. It is the preeminent source of professional resources and the principal communication hub for American archivists. Through its activities and advocacy efforts, SAA promotes the values and diversity of archives and archivists and enables archivists to achieve professional excellence and foster innovation to ensure the identification, preservation, and use of records of enduring value. SAA is on the web at http://www.archivists.org/.