[Libs-Or] Fwd: [REFORMANET] Kaleidoscope Program Call for Applications: Deadline May 13

Max Macias max.macias at gmail.com
Wed Apr 1 10:51:37 PDT 2020



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Subject: [REFORMANET] Kaleidoscope Program Call for Applications: Deadline
May 13
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Apply by May 13!
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Kaleidoscope Program Call for Applications
Deadline May 13
[image: ARL diversity program participants at 2020 Leadership Symposium
reception] <https://t.e2ma.net/click/l3uj1b/dd9mit/ttsxdj>

Mark A. Puente  |  202-296-2296  |  mpuente at arl.org  |  April 1, 2020

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is accepting applications for
the 2020–2022 cohort of the Kaleidoscope Program
<https://t.e2ma.net/click/l3uj1b/dd9mit/9ltxdj>. The program recruits
master of library and information science (MLIS) students from historically
underrepresented ethnic and racial groups into careers in research
libraries and archives.
Benefits of the Kaleidoscope Program include:

   - A tuition stipend of up to $10,000 over two years in support of MLIS
   - Leadership and career development training
   - A site visit <https://t.e2ma.net/click/l3uj1b/dd9mit/peuxdj> to an ARL
   member library
   - Financial support for skills development
   - A formal mentorship program

The Kaleidoscope Program is funded by ARL member libraries
<https://t.e2ma.net/click/l3uj1b/dd9mit/56uxdj>. This program reflects the
commitment of ARL members to create a diverse workforce that will better
reflect the changing demographics of higher education and society and will
advance the Association’s goals of creating more inclusive, equitable, and
just organizations.
Program Goal and Objectives
The Kaleidoscope Program seeks to:

   - Attract MLIS students from historically underrepresented racial and
   ethnic groups to careers in research libraries and archives
   - Strengthen participants’ leadership and job-searching skills via the ARL
   Annual Leadership Symposium
   <https://t.e2ma.net/click/l3uj1b/dd9mit/lzvxdj> held during the American
   Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meeting
   - Develop a network of peers and mentors who will guide and nurture the
   career development of the participants

Applicant Criteria
Successful applicants will meet the following criteria:

   - Identify as being from an underrepresented racial or ethnic group,
   based on the categories outlined by the US Census Bureau
   <https://t.e2ma.net/click/l3uj1b/dd9mit/1rwxdj> or Statistics Canada
   <https://t.e2ma.net/click/l3uj1b/dd9mit/hkxxdj> or Aboriginal (First
   Nations, Métis, and Inuit) people classifications
   - Be a resident of the US or Canada
   - Be accepted into an ALA-accredited MLIS program
   - Have a strong interest in pursuing a career in a research library or
   archive, especially one that is a member of the Association of Research

To Apply
All applicants are required to submit the following materials *by 11:59
p.m. eastern daylight time on Wednesday, May 13, 2020*:

   - Online application form <https://t.e2ma.net/click/l3uj1b/dd9mit/xcyxdj>
   - Résumé
   - Essay (400 words maximum) describing what attracts you to a career in
   a research library or archive
   - Unofficial undergraduate transcripts including last academic semester
   - Unofficial graduate transcripts including last academic semester
   completed *OR* official letter of acceptance into a graduate-level
   program in library and information science (either at the time of
   application or before being accepted into the Kaleidoscope Program)
   - Two letters of recommendation (See application requirements
   <https://t.e2ma.net/click/l3uj1b/dd9mit/d5yxdj> for details.)

For more information about the program and the application process, visit

About the Association of Research Libraries
The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is a nonprofit organization of 124
research libraries in Canada and the US
<https://t.e2ma.net/click/l3uj1b/dd9mit/9p0xdj> whose mission is to advance
research, learning, and scholarly communication. The Association fosters
the open exchange of ideas and expertise, promotes equity and diversity,
and pursues advocacy and public policy efforts that reflect the values of
the library, scholarly, and higher education communities. ARL forges
partnerships and catalyzes the collective efforts of research libraries to
enable knowledge creation and to achieve enduring and barrier-free access
to information. ARL is on the web at ARL.org
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