SAA and the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) announce the selection of five master of library and information science (MLIS) students with specialization in archives to participate in the 2013–2015 ARL/SAA Mosaic Program. Funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), this collaborative diversity recruitment program reflects the joint commitment of SAA and ARL to address the need for professional staff in archives and special collections to better reflect the evolving demographics of students and faculty in those fields.
The 2013–2015 ARL/SAA Mosaic Program fellows are:
Lauren Gaylord, University of Texas at Austin
Internship host: University of Texas at Austin, Benson Latin American Collection
Yvonne Ivey, University of North Texas
Internship host: George W. Bush Presidential Library
Daniel Johnson, University of North Texas
Internship host: University of Houston, Special Collections
Karen Karyadi, University of California, Los Angeles
Internship host: Getty Research Institute
Annie Tang, University of California, Los Angeles
Internship host: University of California, Los Angeles, Special Collections
"If we hope to ensure that the archival record being preserved reflects the society we live in, it is vital that the archival profession is representative of our society," said Harrison Inefuku, digital repository coordinator at Iowa State University and member of the ARL/SAA Mosaic Program Selection and Advisory committees. "Through its unique design, this program is a valuable tool for attracting and supporting future archivists from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups."
The ARL/SAA Mosaic Program offers a generous award package to program participants, including a tuition stipend, a paid internship with a partner institution, a formal mentoring program, complimentary student membership in SAA, leadership development, and support to attend the SAA Annual Meeting. More than 40 applications were received for this competitive program in its inaugural year.
For more information, visit the ARL/SAA Mosaic Program website.