Tinio and Vasquez selected for ARL Kaleidoscope Program

Master's students Jerilyn Tinio and Hailey Vasquez have been selected to participate in the 2020-2022 Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Kaleidoscope Diversity Scholars Program. With the goal of attracting MS/LIS students from historically underrepresented racial and ethnic groups to careers in research libraries and archives, the Kaleidoscope Program offers financial support to scholars as well as leadership development through the ARL Annual Leadership Symposium, a formal mentoring program, career placement assistance, and a site visit to an ARL member library.

Jerilyn Tinio
Jerilyn Tinio

Tinio is enrolled in the joint MS/LIS and MA in history program. Prior to coming to the University of Illinois, Tinio worked as senior program assistant for collections and library services at the Newberry Library in Chicago. She currently works as a graduate assistant in the History, Philosophy, and Newspaper Library at Illinois. She hopes to become an academic librarian in the humanities, focusing on outreach and instruction. Tinio holds a PhD in philosophy from The Ohio State University and an MA in philosophy from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Hailey Vasquez
Hailey Vasquez

While completing a BA in history at the University of Illinois, Vasquez worked at the Illinois History and Lincoln Collections and, through ARL's Fellowship for Digital and Inclusive Excellence, at the Student Life and Culture Archives. They are interested in examining the role libraries play in their surrounding communities and hope to be involved with community-driven archive initiatives after earning their MS/LIS degree.

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