image © Thomas HawkARL invites applications and nominations for participation in the 2013–2015 class of the Research Library Leadership Fellows (RLLF) Program. The RLLF Program is an executive leadership program that offers an opportunity for development of future senior-level leaders in large research libraries and archives. This will be the fifth iteration of the RLLF since its inception in 2004. To date, the program has involved almost 30 research libraries sponsoring almost 90 key staff in their development as an emerging cadre of ARL senior leaders.
Dogwood, image © tanakawhoSpeakers’ slides from the ARL Membership Meeting held May 1–3 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, are now on the ARL website. Available slides include:
Presented at the 162nd ARL Membership Meeting, May 2013, in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, by Hugh O'Neill
Presented at the 162nd ARL Membership Meeting, May 2013, in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, by Anne R. Kenney
Presented at the 162nd ARL Membership Meeting, May 2013, in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, by Ann Pendleton-Jullian
image © Thomas HawkARL has selected the sponsor cohort for the fifth iteration of the Research Library Leadership Fellows (RLLF) Program, an 18-month executive leadership fellowship designed and sponsored by ARL member libraries that helps develop future senior-level leaders in large research libraries. The program exposes library staff who have the desire and potential for leadership in ARL libraries to important issues, peer institutions, and professional networks that will enhance their preparedness to take on senior-level roles.
In this issue, Alexandra Rivera, Jade Alburo, Makiba Foster, Lisa Chow, and Latanya Jenkins reflect on their experiences at the 2012 Joint Conference of Librarians of Color in Kansas City, Missouri.
Mark A. PuenteThis National Journal article about recruiting minority librarians into the profession features ARL’s Diversity Programs and Director of Diversity & Leadership Programs Mark A. Puente. “For the librarian workforce to reach parity with the nation’s demographics…Puente stresses, ‘we would have to hire tens of thousands of librarians of color...’”
Jill Mierke, Director of Human Resources, University of Saskatchewan
Brinley Franklin, Vice Provost, University Libraries, University of Connecticut
Vivian Lewis, Acting University Librarian, McMaster University
Elizabeth Mengel, Associate Director for Scholarly Resources and Special Collections, the Sheridan Libraries, Johns Hopkins University
Irene Herold, Dean of the Library, Keene State College
James G. Neal, Vice President for Information Services and University Librarian, Columbia University
Brian W. Keith, Associate Dean, Human and Financial Resources, University of Florida Libraries
Karen Williams, Associate University Librarian for Research and Learning, University of Minnesota
Nicole Saylor, Head, Digital Research and Publishing, University of Iowa Libraries
Pat Hawthorne, Interim Chief Administrative Officer, Emory University
Kathleen De Long, Associate University Librarian, Human Resources and Teaching/Learning, University of Alberta Libraries
Michael Brewer, Librarian, Team Leader for Instructional Services, University of Arizona Libraries
Poster presented at the LCDP Luminary Class, June 2012.
In this issue, Eugenia Kim, 2010 ARL CEP Fellow, recounts her experience working as an intern, providing support for the Data Curation Profiles (DCP) project led by the Purdue University Libraries. Kiyomi Deards, 2009 ARL Diversity Scholar, provides an update on ARL efforts to recruit students from diverse backgrounds into science and technology roles in academic and research libraries. Former LCDP Fellow, Steve Adams, discusses a relatively new but important area of practice and inquiry—the Science of Team Science—and how librarians can and should insinuate themselves into the research process and be vital members of scientific research teams.
Proceedings of the 160th ARL Membership Meeting, May 2012.
The theme of this issue is “transitions”. Whether transitioning from student to professional or from one position of leadership to another, one will always encounter challenges and opportunities that are unexpected and that can reshape one’s view of self and of the profession. Three former ARL Diversity programs participants offer their reflections on what it’s like to transition from one setting to another within the library and information profession, and how their experiences in ARL programs informed their thinking and behaviors as they made those transitions. The issue concludes with a call for applications for the newest diversity recruitment initiative administered by ARL and funded by a generous grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Service (IMLS). This partnership between ARL, the Music Library Association (MLA), and five partner ARL member libraries seeks to recruit students from traditionally underrepresented ethnic and racial minority groups into music and performing arts librarianship.
Christopher J. Collins, Associate Professor of Human Resource Management and Director, Center for Advanced Human Resource Studies, ILR School, Cornell University
The theme for this issue is “research” and how libraries are supporting these endeavors in higher education and becoming invaluable partners in the enterprise. 2000-2001 Leadership and Career Development (LCDP) Fellow, Angela Lee (University of Washington) discusses current trends in data curation and management, specifically in the context of health sciences librarianship at her institution. Also in the health sciences arena, Myra Morales, 2009-2011 Diversity Scholar, defines Community Based Participatory Research and the role that the research librarian can play in this new paradigm – from support for or engaging in the methodology – to providing preservation services for the data collected. Last, Minglu Wang (Career Enhancement Fellow, 2009) speaks about her experience as the newly appointed data services librarian at the John Cotton Dana Library of Rutgers University. Wang makes the case for library and information professionals insinuating themselves into research projects much earlier in the process in order to help researchers develop more efficient and comprehensive data collection and management plans. All three of these authors provide solid evidence of the value that library and information science professionals bring to their organizations, and of the significant contributions that former ARL Diversity Programs participants are making to the profession.
Amanda French, THATCamp Coordinator and Research Assistant Proferssor, Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, George Mason University