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ARL Leadership Fellows Program—Call for Applications Coming Soon

leadership-fellows-wordleThe 2016–2017 cohort of the ARL Leadership Fellows program will begin in January 2016. ARL will release the call for applications in September with a deadline in early October 2015.

ARL’s Leadership Fellows program facilitates the development of future senior-level leaders in large research libraries and archives. This will be the sixth iteration of the program since its inception in 2004. To date, the program has involved more than 30 research libraries sponsoring 115 key staff in their development as an emerging cadre of ARL senior leaders.

The goals of the program are as follows:

  • Create a developmental and exploratory opportunity for senior library leaders.
  • Provide a structured learning opportunity during which senior library leaders build relationships and cultivate a network of community support that has an enduring impact on the participants, their institutions, and the research library community.
  • Develop learning opportunities with an explicit emphasis on the overall higher education environment and research ecosystem.
  • Support the development of senior library leaders into deans and directors who will thrive as campus leaders.
  • Contribute to the development of the community of research libraries.
  • Advance the recruitment potential (size and quality of pool) and diversity of research library talent.

For additional information, contact Sue Baughman (sue@arl.org), Mark A. Puente (mpuente@arl.org), or Elliott Shore (elliott@arl.org).

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is a nonprofit organization of 124 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 http://www.arl.org/.