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ARL Annual Leadership Symposium (invitation only)

Thursday, January 23, 2020 @ 4:00 pmSunday, January 26, 2020 @ 3:00 pm

ARL diversity program participants at the 2019 ARL Leadership Symposium
Helen Chu and Janis Shearer at the 2019 ARL Leadership Symposium. Photo by Matt Hagen.

ARL will host its 16th Annual Leadership Symposium January 23–26, 2020, during the American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia. Participants in this invitation-only event include master of library and information science (MLIS) students from ARL’s numerous diversity and recruitment programs, including the Kaleidoscope Program, the ARL/Society of American Archivists (SAA) Mosaic Program, and undergraduate students from the Fellowship for Digital and Inclusive Excellence.

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. The program includes presentations from ARL program officers, professionals in member libraries, and human resource professionals.

Program Agenda

View the Leadership Symposium agenda for the 2020 ARL Leadership Symposium.

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Funding for the ARL Leadership Symposium is provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, EBSCO Information Services, New York University Libraries, University of Pennsylvania Libraries, and OCLC.


Thursday, January 23, 2020 @ 4:00 pm
Sunday, January 26, 2020 @ 3:00 pm


ARL staff


Westin Philadelphia
99 South 17th Street at Liberty Place
Philadelphia, PA 19103 United States