Regents of the University of California, Los Angeles
Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program
Master's Level Programs
The archival field, including educators, fails to reflect the changing demographic composition of the nation. More diversity of faculty would encourage recruitment of diverse students into professional education and nurture relevant training, pedagogy and applied research. In 2011, the multi-university Archival Education and Research Initiative (AERI) implemented the Emerging Archival Scholars Program (EASP) supporting recruitment of minority undergraduate and master's students into doctoral programs. This project would continue and expand EASP for three additional years. Competitive EASP scholarships encourage students to consider careers as archival educators. The project will provide mentorship for applying to doctoral programs, networking opportunities with students and faculty from different programs, exposure to state-of-the-art research and pedagogical innovations, and a stipended nine-month faculty-supervised pre-doctoral research opportunity.