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METRO’s Equity Mentorship Program from a DEI Lens (Lunch and Learn)
METRO’s Equity Mentorship Program is meant to support BIPOC students and early professionals in the library and archives field. Our intention is to create a curriculum that will aid BIPOC in their careers, while creating an opportunity for collaboration, community, networking, and mentorship.
During this session, Traci Mark, Equity Mentorship Program Manager, will discuss the main components of the program including:
How the program was developed
Curriculum description and goals
The application process
Outreach strategy and back-end responsibilities
What we’ve learned so far
Traci Mark (she, her, hers) is the Program Manager for Equity, Archives & Media Preservation at the Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO). She was previously the media archivist at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York Public Library in Harlem. Traci specializes in archiving and preservation of analog media, black history and providing programming for the METRO community that focuses on diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives. In the past she has worked for Anthology Film Archives, WITNESS Human Rights Video, DHX Media, Vtape, Frame Discreet and York University. She is a graduate of Ryerson’s Film Preservation and Collections Management program and holds a BA in Cinema and Media Studies from York University in Toronto, Canada.