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LCDP Program Components

The ARL LCDP engages fellows in six major experiences over a one-year period (spring 2022–spring 2023):

  • A two-day orientation in March 2022 (virtual)
  • Two multi-day institutes at host institutions (virtual or in person; details TBD)
  • Online discussions and webinars
  • A career-coaching relationship with an ARL library director or senior staff member and a personalized visit to the career coach’s institution (pending in-person travel approval)
  • A closing ceremony held during the ARL Spring Association Meeting, May 2–4, 2023
  • Opportunities for training on identifying, developing, and conducting a capstone project during the fellowship
    Suggestions for these projects based on areas of activity for the Association:
    • New roles or services in research libraries and archives (including new applications of technology)
    • Changes in the scholarly communication system
    • Space innovations
    • Digital preservation
    • Collaborative approaches to service delivery
    • Learning analytics
    • New approaches to building or managing research collections
    • User studies or user experience
    • Organizational culture
    • Workforce development
    • Digital scholarship/humanities
    • Leadership or management skills development
    • Assessment and evidence-based practice
    • Diversity, equity, and inclusion