The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has appointed Alanna Aiko Moore as a visiting program officer for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion programs from May 2021 through July 2022. Moore is the librarian for ethnic studies, gender studies, and sociology at the UC San Diego Library. She brings a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and extensive experience with mentorship programs to the position.
As visiting program officer, Moore will be responsible for enhancing and supporting the mentorship component of ARL’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion programs. She will liaise with mentors, providing them with opportunities for networking, professional development, and sharing promising practices for mentoring students and professionals from historically underrepresented groups. Moore will also develop online learning modules and tools for mentors and mentees, assist with ongoing mentor program evaluations and make recommendations for enhancements, and provide analysis on DEI and mentoring through white papers or blogs.
At the UC San Diego Library, Moore served as the co-chair of the Librarians Association Mentoring Committee. She has served as a mentor for the ARL Career Enhancement Program, the ACRL Dr. E. J. Josey Spectrum Scholar Mentor Program, and the Asian Pacific American Librarians Association Mentoring Program.
“I am so excited to have Alanna serving as a visiting program officer,” said Erik Mitchell, the Audrey Geisel University Librarian at UC San Diego Library. “She has been a leader in advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion at UC San Diego and I look forward to having us, and all libraries, benefit from her work with ARL.”
Moore holds a bachelor of arts in sociology and gender studies from Lewis and Clark College and a master of library science from Dominican University. Moore was an ARL Leadership and Career Development Program Fellow in 2011–2012. She has a significant record of service to library associations—including the Asian Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA), American Library Association (ALA), and Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL).
The ARL Visiting Program Officer program provides opportunities for outstanding staff in ARL member libraries and archives to contribute to special projects and programs, either in whole or in part, in order to advance the agenda of the Association. Visit the ARL website for more information about the Visiting Program Officer program.
About the Association of Research Libraries
The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is a nonprofit organization of 124 research libraries in Canada and the US whose mission is to advance research, learning, and scholarly communication. The Association fosters the open exchange of ideas and expertise; advances diversity, equity, and inclusion; and pursues advocacy and public policy efforts that reflect the values of the library, scholarly, and higher education communities. ARL forges partnerships and catalyzes the collective efforts of research libraries to enable knowledge creation and to achieve enduring and barrier-free access to information. ARL is on the web at ARL.org.