The ARL Career Enhancement Program (CEP) Coordinating Committee has selected 10 fellows to participate in this competitive diversity recruitment program.
The ARL Career Enhancement Program, funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and ARL member libraries, gives master of library and information science (MLIS) students from underrepresented groups an opportunity to jump-start their careers in research libraries by providing a robust fellowship experience that includes an internship in an ARL member library.
This program reflects the commitment of ARL members to create a diverse research library community that will better meet the challenges of changing demographics in research intensive environments and the emphasis on global perspectives in the academy.
The 2013 Career Enhancement Program fellows are:
- Nathasha Alvarez, Long Island University
- Rose L. Chou, San Jose State University
- Julian Etienne Gomez Baranda, University of Arizona
- Jennifer Ferretti, Pratt Institute
- Nabil Kashyap, University of Michigan
- Alexsandra Mitchell, Long Island University
- Charlotte Roh, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- Kai Alexis Smith, Pratt Institute
- Rachel A. Smith, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
- Dorothy Terry, University of Wisconsin at Madison
The Career Enhancement Program has four main components: a six- to twelve-week internship experience in an ARL library, mentoring by a professional librarian at the host institution, participation in the ARL Leadership Symposium, and career placement assistance. The host institutions for the 2013 internships are:
- University of Arizona
- Columbia University
- University of Kentucky
- National Library of Medicine
- University of Michigan
For more information, see the ARL Career Enhancement Program website.
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/.