ARL [Association of Research Libraries] is now accepting applications for the ARL/SAA Mosaic Program II 2018-2019 cohort. Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. eastern standard time (EST) on Tuesday, February 27, 2018.
Graduate scholarships will attract diverse students to master’s degree programs in archival science and LIS programs with specialization in special collections. The scholarship program provides financial tuition support of up to $10,000 per student, a paid internship in a partner ARL library or archive, relocation assistance, and financial support for student membership in SAA.
The ARL/Society of American Archivists (SAA) Mosaic 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 financial support, practical work experience, mentoring, career placement assistance, and leadership development to emerging professionals from traditionally underrepresented racial and ethnic minority groups.
The program seeks 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.
This new iteration of the program, ARL/SAA Mosaic Program II, will also offer a professional development experience to emphasize digital curation and management skills.