The selection committee for the Association of Research Libraries (ARL)/Society of American Archivists (SAA) Mosaic Program has chosen five master of library and information science (MLIS) students specializing in archival studies to participate in the 2014–2016 cohort. Funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), this program strives to promote much-needed diversification of the archives and special collections professional workforce.
“The ARL/SAA Mosaic Program is a vital part of ARL’s commitment to diversity and inclusion,” notes Anne Kenney, Cornell university librarian, former president of SAA, and past ARL Board member. “The program also builds strong ties with SAA in expanding professional expertise for documenting and presenting a historical record that reflects the diversity of American life.”
The 2014–2016 ARL/SAA Mosaic Program fellows are:
Micha Broadnax, Simmons College
Internship host: Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Joanna Chen, University of California, Los Angeles
Internship host: University of Southern California Libraries
Adriana Flores, Simmons College
Internship host: Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center, Boston University
Harvey Long, University of Wisconsin–Madison
Internship host: Wisconsin Historical Society and the University of Wisconsin–Madison Libraries
Sara Powell, Simmons College
Internship host: Institute Archives and Special Collections, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Libraries
Fellows in the ARL/SAA Mosaic Program will participate in a paid internship with a partner institution and will receive a tuition stipend, mentoring, leadership development and career placement assistance, complimentary student membership in SAA, and support to attend the SAA Annual Meeting and 2015 ARL/SAA Mosaic Leadership Forum.
Visit the ARL/SAA Mosaic Program website for more information.
The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is a nonprofit organization of 125 research libraries in the US and Canada. ARL’s 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/.