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ARL Fellows for Digital and Inclusive Excellence Selected for 2018–2019

2017–18 Digital and Inclusive Excellence fellows with Mark A. Puente, photo by WD Yeager Photography

The ARL Fellowship for Digital and Inclusive Excellence Selection Committee has chosen 11 undergraduates to participate in the 2018–2019 fellowship cohort.

The fellowship program seeks to introduce undergraduates from a variety of disciplines to digital stewardship and strives to promote diversification of the research library and archives workforce. Digital stewardship encompasses the care and management of digital information resources over their life cycle, including creation, collection, preservation, access, and use.

The ARL Fellowship for Digital and Inclusive Excellence is funded by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and by ARL member institutions.

“The pool of applicants this year was extremely competitive, and we were very impressed with their quality, the depth of their knowledge and their passion for the library profession,” said Giao Luong Baker, ARL Fellowship for Digital and Inclusive Excellence Selection Committee member and Strategic Digital Initiatives Librarian at USC Libraries. “This was a very inspiring process this year because it really drove home how much student interest in the creation of increasingly diverse digital resources is growing.”

The ARL Fellowship for Digital and Inclusive Excellence offers a paid internship in a partner ARL library or archive, participation in the ARL Annual Leadership Symposium, formal mentorship, financial support for student membership in a professional organization, and attendance at a capstone institute.

The 2018–2019 fellows are:

  • Jeremiah Azurin, Harvard University
  • Turquoise Baker, Johns Hopkins University
  • Tiffany Dinwiddie, Wayne State University
  • Marilu Duque, New York University
  • Livia Garza, University of Houston
  • Jonathan Ji, New York University
  • Stephanie Jones, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Yvonne Rivas, New York University
  • Karla M. Roig Blay, University of Texas at Austin
  • Bran Schaffer, Simon Fraser University
  • Kaitlin Srader, Washington State University

For more information about the fellowship, visit the ARL Fellowship for Digital and Inclusive Excellence website.

About the Association of Research Libraries

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is a nonprofit organization of 125 research libraries in Canada and the US whose mission is to advance research, learning, and scholarly communication. The Association fosters the open exchange of ideas and expertise, promotes equity and diversity, and pursues advocacy and public policy efforts that reflect the values of the library, scholarly, and higher education communities. ARL forges partnerships and catalyzes the collective efforts of research libraries to enable knowledge creation and to achieve enduring and barrier-free access to information. ARL is on the web at ARL.org.

About the Institute of Museum and Library Services 

imls-logoThe Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s approximately 120,000 libraries and 35,000 museums. Our mission is to inspire libraries and museums to advance innovation, lifelong learning, and cultural and civic engagement. Our grant making, policy development, and research help libraries and museums deliver valuable services that make it possible for communities and individuals to thrive. To learn more, visit www.imls.gov and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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