Master of Library and Information Studies students selected as ARL Diversity Scholars

A record four Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS) students in the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies have been awarded scholarships from the Association of Research Libraries’ Initiative (ARL) to “Recruit a Diverse Workforce.” 

Mayu Ishida, Soyeong Jeon, Abraham de Jesus, and Qinqin Zhang were among only 15 students selected from across North America as the 2010-2012 ARL Diversity Scholars. Jeon and Zhang began their MLIS programs in September 2009; de Jesus began the MLIS in September 2010; and Ishida will join SLAIS as an MLIS student in January 2011.

The award includes funding, a formal mentoring program, leadership development training (held during ALA Midwinter Meetings), career placement assistance, and support for skills development. The full announcement is at