The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and Society of American Archivists (SAA) hosted the fourth ARL/SAA Mosaic Program Leadership Forum on July 25, 2017, in conjunction with the SAA Annual Meeting in Portland, Oregon. The 2016–2018 Mosaic Program fellows heard panelists from a variety of contexts speak on such topics as the state of the archival profession, leadership and diversity within the sector, and strategies for involvement in professional organizations. The program concluded with a lively mock interview session facilitated by three archivists from diverse professional settings.
The Mosaic Program Leadership Forum provided opportunities for program participants to meet and network with leaders in SAA and to have important discussions about strategies to help ensure success in the archives profession. The Mosaic Program fellows were supported to attend the SAA Annual Meeting following the Leadership Forum.
The ARL/SAA Mosaic Program is funded by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, ARL, and SAA. More information about the program can be found on the ARL website.
About the Association of Research Libraries
The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is a nonprofit organization of 123 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 ARL.org.
About the Society of American Archivists
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 www.archivists.org.
About the Institute of Museum and Library Services
The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s approximately 123,000 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, Twitter, and Instagram.