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Components of the Leadership and Career Development Program

The ARL LCDP engages fellows in six major experiences over a one-year period (September 2018–September 2019):

  • A two-day LCDP orientation in Washington, DC September 5–6, 2018

This is the first opportunity for participants and ARL staff to meet in person. This is also a time for participants to begin building a learning community, and to begin setting objectives for the fellowship.

  • Two multi-day LCDP Institutes focused on current issues affecting research institutions and their libraries and archives

The Ohio State University Libraries is hosting the first institute  December 11–14, 2018, and the second institute will be held at the University of Alberta Libraries May 21–24, 2019.

  • A career-coaching relationship with an ARL library director or senior staff member and a personalized visit to the career coach’s institution
  • For those interested, training on identifying, developing, and conducting a capstone project on a topic of strategic importance to academic and research libraries and archives

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
  • Online learning events, such as facilitated discussions or webinars on topics related to current events in research and academic libraries or on one of the major strategic areas of ARL
  • Closing ceremony during the ARL Fall Association Meeting, September 24–26, 2019, in Washington, DC