San Jose State University (San Jose State University, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library)

Log Number: RE-252403-OLS-22

San Jose State University’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library and School of Information, in partnership with San Jose Public Library, will establish a pilot mentorship and internship program to introduce undergraduate students who are Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) to careers in Library and Information Science. Project activities will include recruiting BIPOC undergraduates, conducting focus groups, identifying and recruiting mentors, mentees, and trainers, and identifying internship partners; evaluating the project throughout each phase; and finalizing the curriculum and shareable resources and disseminating project results. Project outcomes will include an internship and mentorship program ready to introduce BIPOC undergraduate students to careers in librarianship and a toolkit shared with faculty in other library and information science programs featuring shareable resources from lessons learned and best practices gained during the pilot project.

Project Proposals