ARL is recruiting an individual to be the director of public policy initiatives. ARL is a nonprofit, member-driven institutional organization representing 125 research and academic libraries in the US and Canada. ARL’s mission is to influence the changing environment of scholarly communication and the public policies that affect research libraries and the diverse communities they serve.
The director of public policy initiatives advocates for the policy priorities of ARL and executes strategies to implement these priorities. The position monitors legislative trends and participates in ARL’s outreach to the Executive Branch and the US Congress. The successful candidate will have expertise in copyright law and familiarity with related information policy issues, such as privacy, communications law, and First Amendment. A juris doctor degree is required. View/download the complete job description (PDF).
The director works closely with the associate executive director, federal relations and information policy; the ARL executive director; the ARL Board of Directors; relevant ARL committees and task forces; and ARL members.
Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. ARL offers standard benefits including sick leave, 22 days of vacation, TIAA/CREF.
Screening of applications will begin immediately. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. Please e-mail a letter outlining interest and relevant experience, a résumé, and a list of three references to:
Mary Jane Brooks
Assistant Executive Director, Finance & Administration
Association of Research Libraries
ARL is an Equal Opportunity Employer Committed to Diversity in the Professional Workplace
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/.