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ARL Seeks Associate Director for Board and Member Relations

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The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has an opportunity for an experienced professional to support the needs of the Association’s Board of Directors and member representatives. This position is responsible for Board planning and administration, member relations, and working with the executive director in delivering membership value.

ARL is an institutional membership organization of 124 libraries and archives in major public and private universities, federal government agencies, and large public institutions in Canada and the United States. Institutions join the Association looking to connect with thought leaders about the future of research and learning, gain access to policy resources and insights, and to become a part of a community that is uniquely aware of the dynamic and shifting role that libraries play in the research enterprise.

The associate director’s major responsibilities will include the following:

  • Organizing and managing meetings, materials, and outreach to the Board and Board committees
  • Supporting member engagement in the work of the Association
  • Contributing to the development of a trusting and inclusive culture that reinforces ARL norms and values, including the Code of Conduct

For details about the position and qualifications, see the full job posting.

Applications will be reviewed beginning immediately, and the posting will remain open until filled. The qualified applicant should submit a letter outlining interest and relevant experience; a résumé; and a list of three references using this application form.

With questions about the position, contact Mary Lee Kennedy, ARL executive director (mkennedy@arl.org).

ARL is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the professional workplace. The Association is firmly committed to providing opportunity for outstanding persons of every race/ethnicity, gender, creed, and background. Candidates who thrive in an environment that embraces diversity and inclusivity to apply are encouraged to apply.

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, 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.

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