ARL hosted its 10th Annual Leadership Symposium for master of library and information science (MLIS) students participating in ARL diversity recruitment programs during the American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, January 23–26, 2014. The ARL 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 and archives. This year, 38 students participated in the three-day event, which provided them with valuable networking opporunities as well as professional development.
This annual event is a component of the ARL Diversity and Leadership Programs, including the Career Enhancement Program (CEP), the Initiative to Recruit a Diverse Workforce (IRDW), the ARL/Music Library Association (MLA) Diversity and Inclusion Initiative (DII), and the ARL/Society of American Archivists (SAA) Mosaic Program.
For additional information about the event and a link to the program agenda, visit the ARL Annual Leadership Symposium webpage.
Support for the ARL Leadership Symposium was provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, ARL member Libraries, OCLC, EBSCO, Preservation Technologies, and MIT Libraries.
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/.