ARL will host 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 will focus on topics related to the major strategic areas of ARL, as well as transitioning into, and building career networks in, research libraries. The program will include 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 will feature 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 is open through Monday, December 31, 2012, at 5:00 p.m. eastern time or until maximum capacity is reached. To register for the event, complete the online registration form.
The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is a nonprofit organization of 125 research libraries in the US and Canada. Its mission is to influence the changing environment of scholarly communication and the public policies that affect research libraries and the diverse communities they serve. ARL pursues this mission by advancing the goals of its member research libraries, providing leadership in public and information policy to the scholarly and higher education communities, fostering the exchange of ideas and expertise, facilitating the emergence of new roles for research libraries, and shaping a future environment that leverages its interests with those of allied organizations. ARL is on the web at http://www.arl.org/.