ARL 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.
The 2013–2015 RLLF Program is jointly sponsored and designed by directors of the following libraries:
- University of Guelph Library and University of Waterloo Library
- North Carolina State University Libraries
- Purdue University Libraries
- University of Toronto Libraries
- Vanderbilt University Library
These sponsor libraries will guide the design and be directly involved in offering the core experience of the program: strategic issues institutes, a series of site visit options to sponsor libraries, and other developmental opportunities. In addition, the fellows will be invited to participate in ARL Membership Meetings, CNI Membership Meetings, and a number of optional events over the 18-month duration of the program.
The sponsor libraries will provide a core group of fellows to participate in the program. To complete the cohort, staff from other ARL member libraries may apply for remaining slots. Applications will also be accepted from staff from non-ARL member institutions for two of the appointments to the program provided that applicants meet established criteria. The additional fellows will be selected by a committee of the RLLF sponsoring directors. Tuition for staff from the ARL non-sponsoring libraries will be $11,500. For staff from non-member institutions, the tuition will be $12,000.
Complete application instructions and the online application form are available on the RLLF website http://www.arl.org/rllf.
The application deadline is Friday, June 14, 2013. Fellows will be selected by early August 2013.
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/.