The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has selected three sponsor libraries for the seventh iteration of the ARL Leadership Fellows program. This executive leadership program facilitates the development of future senior-level leaders in large research libraries and archives. The 2018–2019 ARL Leadership Fellows sponsor institutions and directors are:
- John Culshaw, University Librarian, The University of Iowa
- Geneva Henry, Dean of Libraries and Academic Innovation, The George Washington University
- Judy Russell, Dean of University Libraries, University of Florida
These sponsor directors, along with the Leadership Fellows Advisory Group, will guide the design of the program, including three five-day strategic institutes, several online synchronous sessions, and a customized immersive experience for each fellow to shadow a library director. In addition, the fellows will be invited to participate in the semiannual Association of Research Libraries Meetings over the 15-month duration of the program.
The call for applications for participants of the 2018–2019 Leadership Fellows cohort will be released by the end of July. More information can be found on the ARL Leadership Fellows website.
About the Association of Research Libraries
The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is a nonprofit organization of 123 research libraries in the US and Canada. ARL’s 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 ARL.org.