The ARL Leadership & Career Development Program (LCDP) Selection Committee has chosen 25 fellows for the 2018–2019 LCDP cohort. The LCDP is a yearlong program to prepare mid-career librarians from historically underrepresented racial and ethnic groups to take on leadership roles in their careers and in the profession at large.
The ARL LCDP addresses the need for research libraries and archives to develop a more diverse professional workforce that can contribute to library success in serving the research, teaching, and learning of increasingly diverse scholarly and learning communities. This is accomplished, in part, by providing LCDP Fellows with meaningful exposure to the major strategic issues that are shaping the future of research libraries.
“This year we had plenty of applicants for the ARL Leadership & Career Development Program, which makes the fellowship quite competitive and also indicates the demand for this program,” said LCDP Selection Committee member Elaine L. Westbrooks, vice provost of University Libraries and university librarian at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. “As an LCDP alum, I can say that the ability to participate in a variety of discussions around leadership is powerful. In addition, the fellows have over a year to engage and learn from one another while building a network of trusted peers who will continue to support one another long after this program is over; this aspect of the LCDP is priceless.”
The 2018–2019 ARL Leadership & Career Development Program Fellows are:
- Giao Baker, Strategic Digital Initiatives Librarian, University of Southern California
- Sonny Banerjee, Librarian, Ryerson University
- Eugenia Beh, Electronic Resources Librarian, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- Kristal Sergent Boulden, Social Sciences & Humanities Librarian, The University of Oklahoma
- Lisa Cruces, Assistant Librarian, Hispanic Collections Archivist, University of Houston
- Vanjury Dozier, Education Librarian / Assistant Professor, The University of Alabama
- Sandra Aya Enimil, Head, Copyright Services, The Ohio State University
- Adebola Fabiku, Head, Interlibrary Loan & Document Delivery Services, University of Washington
- Jennifer Garrett, Head of Digital Research Education & Training, North Carolina State University
- Myung-Ja Han, Associate Professor of Library Administration and Metadata Librarian, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- Lae’l Hughes-Watkins, University Archivist, Assistant Professor, Kent State University
- Christina Hwang, Faculty of Science Librarian, University of Alberta
- Nia Lam, Research & Instruction / Media Studies Librarian, University of Washington Bothell & Cascadia College
- Jack Leong, Director of Richard Charles Lee Canada–Hong Kong Library, University of Toronto
- Yuan Li, Scholarly Communications Librarian, Princeton University
- Jennifer Martin, Associate Librarian, The University of Arizona
- Molly McInerney, Department of Transportation Liaison and Course Support Librarian, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- Miranda Mims, Special Collections Archivist for Discovery and Access, University of Rochester
- Thomas Padilla, Visiting Digital Research Services Librarian, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
- Hannah Scates Kettler, Digital Humanities Research & Instruction Librarian, The University of Iowa
- Weiwei Shi, Digital Initiatives Applications Librarian, University of Alberta
- Maurini Strub, Director of Library Assessment, University of Rochester
- Mariyam Thohira, Resource Acquisitions Coordinator, Johns Hopkins University
- Jennifer Thompson, Social Sciences Librarian and Team Leader, The Claremont Colleges
- Jungwon Yang, International Government Information and Public Policy Librarian, University of Michigan
To learn more about the program, visit the LCDP website.
About the Association of Research Libraries
The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is a nonprofit organization of 125 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, promotes equity and diversity, 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.