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ARL Leadership and Career Development Fellows 2013–2014 Selected

The ARL Committee on Diversity and Leadership has selected 21 fellows to participate in the 2013–2014 Leadership and Career Development Program (LCDP). The LCDP is an 18-month fellowship program that prepares mid-career librarians from traditionally underrepresented racial and ethnic minority groups to take on increasingly demanding leadership roles in research and academic libraries.

The LCDP addresses the need for research libraries to develop a more diverse professional workforce that contributes to library success by serving the research, teaching, and learning needs of increasingly diverse learning communities. The LCDP was established in 1997 and is the Association’s longest-standing leadership development program.

The 2013–2014 ARL LCDP fellows are:

  • Toni Anaya, University of Nebraska–Lincoln
  • Regina Beard, Kansas State University
  • Stacy Brinkman, Miami University (Ohio)
  • Fannie M. Cox, University of Louisville
  • Jee Davis, University of Texas at Austin
  • Shevon Desai, University of Michigan
  • Gabriel Duque, University of Michigan
  • Jolie Graybill, University of Nebraska–Lincoln
  • Dracine Hodges, Ohio State University
  • Qiana Johnson, Northwestern University
  • Emily Keller, University of Washington
  • Hana Kim, University of Toronto
  • Nadia Lalla, University of Michigan
  • Andrea Malone, University of Houston
  • Jacquie Samples, Duke University
  • Jesse Silva, University of North Texas
  • Christine Tawatao, University of Washington
  • Joel Thornton, Texas A&M University
  • Chimene Tucker, University of Southern California
  • Chellammal Vaidyanathan, Johns Hopkins University
  • Melanee Vicedo, University of Southern California

Serving on the LCDP selection committee was Nancy Baker, University Librarian at the University of Iowa Libraries and Chair of the ARL Committee on Diversity and Leadership, who offered her reflections on the program:

“The ARL LCDP has a solid history of developing new, impressive leaders for our profession. I am delighted to see another group of talented applicants in this current pool.”

More information about the program, can be found on the ARL LCDP website.

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is a nonprofit organization of 125 research libraries in the US and Canada. Its mission is to influence the changing environment of scholarly communication and the public policies that affect research libraries and the diverse communities they serve. ARL pursues this mission by advancing the goals of its member research libraries, providing leadership in public and information policy to the scholarly and higher education communities, fostering the exchange of ideas and expertise, facilitating the emergence of new roles for research libraries, and shaping a future environment that leverages its interests with those of allied organizations. ARL is on the web at http://www.arl.org/.