2017-2019 ARL/SAA Mosaic Fellows Named

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL)/Society of American Archivists (SAA) Mosaic Program selection committee has accepted four master of library and information science (MLIS) students from historically underrepresented racial and ethnic groups into the competitive diversity fellowship program. The ARL/SAA Mosaic Program, funded by a generous grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, strives to promote much-needed diversification of the archives and special collections professional workforce.

Each 2017–2019 Mosaic Program fellow will participate in a one-year paid internship with the archives and/or special collections at an ARL member institution. This cohort will begin their fellowships in fall 2017 and will participate in the 14th Annual ARL Leadership Symposium in February 2018 in Denver as well as the August 2018 ARL/SAA Mosaic Leadership Forum held at the SAA Annual Meeting in Washington, DC.

“It’s inspiring to see so many of these up-and-coming archivists engaging with social justice or community-based work from the start of their education,” said Stacie Williams, Digital Learning and Scholarship Team lead at Case Western Reserve University and member of the ARL/SAA Mosaic Program Selection Committee and Advisory Group. “The fellows’ involvement in societally focused work will have a transformative effect on the profession as a whole.”

The 2017–2019 ARL/SAA Mosaic Program fellows are:

  • Nadia Clifton, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    Internship host institution: UNC at Chapel Hill Libraries/Wilson Special Collections Library
  • Sandra Delaney, Simmons College
    Internship host institution: The George Washington University Libraries and Academic Innovation
  • Julie Park, University of California, Los Angeles
    Internship host institution: UCLA Library Special Collections/Clark Library
  • Ashlynn Prasad, University of British Columbia
    Internship host institution: UBC Rare Books and Special Collections and the University Archives

In addition to the internship and professional development events, ARL/SAA Mosaic Program fellows receive tuition support, mentoring, leadership development, career placement assistance, and complimentary student membership in SAA.