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ARL Annual Leadership Symposium (invitation only)

Thursday, February 8, 2018 @ 4:00 pmSunday, February 11, 2018 @ 3:00 pm

2017-ARL-candid4smaller2017 ARL Annual Leadership Symposium

ARL will host its 14th Annual Leadership Symposium February 8–11, 2018, during the American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meeting in Denver. 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 Initiative to Recruit a Diverse Workforce (IRDW), the ARL/Society of American Archivists (SAA) Mosaic Program, and 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. General sessions will be held in the Aspen room with breakouts in the Elm room and the Boardroom.

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Funding for the ARL Leadership Symposium is provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and MIT Libraries.


Thursday, February 8, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Sunday, February 11, 2018 @ 3:00 pm


Four Seasons Hotel, Denver
Four Seasons Hotel Denver, Cottonwood Ballroom 1111 14th Street
Denver, 80202 USA