ARL hosted its 10th Annual Leadership Symposium for master of library and information science (MLIS) students participating in ARL diversity recruitment programs during the American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meeting, January 23–26, 2014, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The ARL Leadership Symposium curriculum focuses on topics related to the major strategic areas of ARL, as well as transitioning into, and building career networks in, research libraries and archives. The program includes presentations from ARL program officers as well as information and human resource professionals in ARL member libraries.
This annual event is a component of the ARL Diversity and Leadership Programs, including the Career Enhancement Program (CEP), the Initiative to Recruit a Diverse Workforce (IRDW), the ARL/Music Library Association (MLA) Diversity and Inclusion Initiative (DII), and the ARL/Society of American Archivists (SAA) Mosaic Program.
The 2014 Leadership Symposium featured presentations on such topics as:
- Current Trends in Information Policy
- The Role of Special Collections in Research, Teaching, and Learning
- The Art and Science of Securing a Position in an ARL Library
Download a PDF of the complete agenda.
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Funding for the ARL Leadership Symposium was provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, ARL member Libraries, OCLC, EBSCO, Preservation Technologies, and MIT Libraries.