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The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and the Society of American Archivists (SAA) are now accepting applications for the second cohort of the ARL/SAA Mosaic Program. This program promotes much-needed diversification of the archives and special collections professional workforce by providing financial support, practical work experience, mentoring, career placement assistance, and leadership development to emerging professionals from traditionally underrepresented racial and ethnic minority groups. An important objective of the program is to attract and retain 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, funded by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program, offers a generous compensation package for each program participant consisting of:
Tuition stipend of up to $10,000 to be distributed over two years, in installments of $2,500 per semester
Paid internship in a partner archives or library organization beginning in early fall 2014
Mentoring from an archives professional or special collections librarian
Student membership in SAA
Support for travel to and attendance at the annual SAA Mosaic Leadership Symposium and SAA Annual Meeting during the participant’s scholarship year