Two SLIS students, Anissa Ali and Johnnie Blunt, were selected by the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Diversity Working Group to participate in the 2009–11 Initiative to Recruit a Diverse Workforce as ARL Diversity Scholars. Ali and Blunt were among 21 students chosen from a nationwide pool of applicants.
The ARL Initiative to Recruit a Diverse Workforce offers stipend funding to students from underrepresented groups who are interested in careers in research libraries. Over two years, the initiative will offer stipend funding to support an MLIS education. Funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and by voluntary contributions from 52 ARL member libraries, this program reflects the commitment of ARL members to create a diverse academic and research library community that will better meet the challenges of changing demographics in higher education.
Congratulations Anissa and Johnnie!