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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion


Research libraries work to advance access to economic and social prosperity, encourage full participation in society, and counter the historical lack of access to material resources about underrepresented human groups in collections that we cultivate and steward.

We focus on recruiting into our organizations and developing individuals who identify as people of color, or are from historically underrepresented racial and ethnic groups.

We also ensure that our community continues to improve the representation of historically underrepresented, underserved, or marginalized groups in information resources.

Contact DeLa Dos (dos@arl.org) with questions.


NC State University Libraries Shift Diversity Training to Focus on Dismantling Systemic Racism

by Jennifer Garrett, Director, Talent Management, NC State University Libraries Contemporary diversity training often addresses prejudicial mindsets, unconscious bias, and “whiteness” as a normative frame. While these experiences are valuable,...

Kaleidoscope Program Scholars

Below are rosters of the 2022–2024 and 2021–2023 classes of Kaleidoscope Program Scholars:...

2021 ARL Annual Leadership Symposium

ARL hosted its 17th Annual Leadership Symposium virtually on February 10–12, 2021. Symposium participants included master of library and information science (MLIS) students from one of ARL’s diversity recruitment programs,...

LCDP Application, Tuition, and Eligibility

The application cycle for the 2022–2023 Leadership and Career Development Program is now closed....


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