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Kaleidoscope Program

The goal of the ARL Kaleidoscope Program is to attract master of library and information science (MLIS) students from historically underrepresented racial and ethnic groups to careers in research libraries and archives. The program, funded by ARL member libraries, was established in 2000 as the Initiative to Recruit a Diverse Workforce and was renamed Kaleidoscope in 2019. The Kaleidoscope Program is diversifying the profession by providing generous funding for MLIS education and a suite of related benefits, including mentoring, leadership and professional development, and career placement assistance.

The Kaleidoscope Program is supported by the Kaleidoscope Program Task Force and Kaleidoscope Program Selection Working Group.

The application deadline for the 2022–2024 Kaleidoscope Program cohort has now passed.

Kaleidoscope Program Diversity Scholars

Below are rosters of the 2021–2023 and 2020–2022 classes of Kaleidoscope Program Diversity Scholars:...