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ARL member libraries and archives employ more than 35,000 people. Their work aids faculty, students, researchers, and members of the general public in their pursuit of knowledge. As the mission of research libraries changes in support of the research enterprise, ARL library staff will address user needs in new ways.

The ARL Learning Network is a crucial resource for advancing professional development. This unified suite of programs empowers ARL libraries and archives staff with the tools necessary to meet the current and future needs of users. Offerings focus on leadership and skills development; diversity, equity, and inclusion; and the challenges of organizational change.

The ARL Learning Network seeks to foster:

  • An agile mind-set
  • Dedication to lifelong learning
  • Mastery of cultural, diversity, equity, and inclusion competencies
  • A collaborative spirit and commitment to partnership in the global research enterprise

Contact Mary Lee Kennedy (mkennedy@arl.org) to find out how you can get involved.

ARL is grateful to EBSCO for the generous sponsorship of the ARL Learning programs for emerging, established, senior and executive leaders of libraries and archives in North America to meet the challenges and opportunities presented by significant changes in research, learning and teaching.  Distinctly, ARL programs fully integrate DEI into the curriculum, preparing research library and archives leaders to build organizations that address critical issues within their institutions, such as structural inequities, systemic racism, censorship, and accessibility.


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