The second iteration of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL)/Society of American Archivists (SAA) Mosaic Program is now accepting applications for the 2016–2018 cohort. The program, established in 2013 and recently awarded a grant by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to extend the program for three years, promotes much-needed diversification of the archives and special collections professional workforce by providing support for master of library and information science (MLIS) students from traditionally underrepresented racial and ethnic minority groups who are pursuing degrees with a concentration in archives or special collections librarianship. The program is funded by ARL member libraries and SAA in addition to IMLS.
Components of the ARL/SAA Mosaic Program II include a robust internship experience, mentoring, career placement assistance, and leadership development. This new iteration of the program will also offer a professional development experience to emphasize digital curation and management skills. The program seeks to attract individuals who demonstrate excellent potential for scholastic and personal achievement and who manifest a commitment both to the archives and special collections profession and to advancing diversity concerns within it.
The ARL/SAA Mosaic Program II offers a generous compensation package for each program participant consisting of:
To be eligible for the ARL/SAA Mosaic Program II, you must:
For additional information about the program and to apply, please visit the ARL/SAA Mosaic Program webpage. The completed online application form and attachments as well as both letters of recommendation should be submitted to ARL by 11:59 p.m. eastern daylight time (EDT) on Monday, June 13, 2016.