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ARL/SAA Mosaic Program Fellows 2015-2017 Selected

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The selection committee for the Association of Research Libraries (ARL)/Society of American Archivists (SAA) Mosaic Program has chosen six master of library and information science (MLIS) students with specializations in archives to participate in the 2015–2017 cohort of the program. 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 Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center at Boston University participated in the ARL/SAA Mosaic Program in the 2014–2015 academic year, and is pleased to participate again in the coming year,” said Sean Noel, associate director of the center and Mosaic internship coordinator. “The program is a true partnership between the host institution and the Mosaic staff. The Gotlieb Center benefited greatly from the excellent work completed by our intern, Adriana Flores. The whole experience was rewarding, which explains our enthusiasm for signing up again. This program is critical to the diversification of the archives workforce and the historical record that we steward.”

The 2015–2017 ARL/SAA Mosaic Program fellows are:

Mohamed Haian Abdirahman, University of Texas at Austin
Internship host institution: Human Rights Documentation Initiative, University of Texas at Austin

Maria Fernandez, University of Texas at Austin
Internship host institution: Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection, University of Texas at Austin

JoyEllen Freeman, Clayton State University
Internship host institution: Robert W. Woodruff Library, Atlanta University Center

Joyce Gabiola, Simmons College
Internship host institution: Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center, Boston University

Hannivett Nabahe, University of Arizona
Internship host institution: University of Arizona Libraries Special Collections

Crystal D. Paull, University of Texas at Austin
Internship host institution: Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library, National Archives and Records Administration

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 2016 SAA Annual Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, including the 2016 ARL/SAA Mosaic Leadership Forum.

Visit the ARL/SAA Mosaic Program website for more information.

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The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is a nonprofit organization of 124 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/.

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