Mosaic Scholarship: Barrye Brown

Barrye Brown, a master’s student in the School of Library and Information Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC–CH), is a 2013 recipient of the Mosaic Scholarship. The Mosaic Scholarship provides funding to students who demonstrate potential for scholastic and personal achievement and who manifest a commitment both to the archival profession and to advancing diversity concerns within it.

Brown, who is enrolled in the UNC–CH Archives and Records Management Program, holds a BA in American history from Dillard University and a MA in Atlantic world history from Rice University. She has immersed herself in the archives profession, is active as a volunteer, and is currently working as a Carolina Academic Library Associate (CALA) with a dual appointment in the Southern Historical Collection and the Sonja Haynes Stone Center Library. One recommender noted that Brown “take[s] advantage of every professional development opportunity she is able to.”

In her scholarship essay, Brown wrote, “As servants of the public, I feel that archivists need to be ever mindful of the diverse perspectives within their holdings. Along with promoting diversity within collections, I also hope to inspire and encourage diversity within the archival profession.”

First awarded in 2009, the Mosaic Scholarship also provides recipients with a one-year membership to the Society of American Archivists and a complimentary registration to the 2013 CoSA and SAA Joint Annual Meeting.