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Eligibility for the Kaleidoscope Program

To be eligible to participate in the Kaleidoscope Program, you must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Identify as being from an underrepresented racial or ethnic group, based on the categories outlined by the US Census Bureau or Statistics Canada or Aboriginal (First Nations, Métis, and Inuit) people classifications
  • Be a resident of the United States or Canada
  • Remain enrolled in at least 6 graduate credit hours per term with a GPA of at least 3.0 through completion of the MLIS or equivalent degree from an ALA-accredited program
  • Commit to aggressively pursuing employment in a research library or archive, especially one that is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, with the goal of obtaining a position for a minimum of two years upon completion of their MLIS program
  • Attend the annual Leadership Symposium and the annual research library visit