ARL hosted its Ninth Annual Leadership Symposium for master of library and information science (MLIS) students on Saturday and Sunday, January 26 and 27, 2013, in Seattle, Washington.
The 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. The program includes presentations from ARL program officers as well as human resource professionals in ARL member libraries. Registration for this event is open to any MLIS student free of charge, but space is very limited.
The Leadership Symposium is funded by ARL member institutions and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). This annual event is a component of the ARL Diversity and Leadership Programs, which include the Career Enhancement Program (CEP), Initiative to Recruit a Diverse Workforce (IRDW), the ARL/Music Library Association Diversity and Inclusion Initiative (DII), and the Leadership and Career Development Program (LCDP).
The 2013 Leadership Symposium featured presentations on such topics as:
- Current Trends in Information Policy
- Transforming Research Library Roles
- The Art and Science of Securing a Position in an ARL Library
Registration for this event closed on Monday, December 31, 2012, at 5:00 p.m. eastern time.