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ARL Seeks Director of Public Policy—Applications to Be Reviewed Starting January 15, 2019

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The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has a career opportunity for an experienced professional ready to lead the Association’s advocacy and public policy agenda.

The Association has a proven record of accomplishment in the area of advocacy and public policy, most notably in copyright and other forms of intellectual property; information access; diversity, equity, and inclusion; accessibility; privacy; and open scholarship. ARL seeks a policy leader to advance the advocacy and public policy agenda, and to steadily cultivate and leverage a broad base of political and public support that elevates research libraries as impactful partners in research and learning in higher education, in national and international institutions, and in society.  

Leadership experience working on Capitol Hill and with the executive branch of the US federal government for a library policy-making organization or a political or nonprofit organization related to libraries and archives, higher education, or research is required. International policy experience and relationships are highly valued for this position. An advanced degree in public affairs or law is preferable.

For more details about the position and qualifications, see the full position announcement (PDF).

Applications will be reviewed beginning January 15, 2019, and are welcome until the position is filled. Qualified applicants should submit a letter outlining interest and relevant experience, and a résumé to Mary Lee Kennedy (mkennedy@arl.org).

With questions about the position, contact:

Mary Lee Kennedy, Executive Director
Association of Research Libraries

ARL is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the professional workplace. We are firmly committed to providing opportunity for outstanding persons of every race/ethnicity, gender, creed, and background. We encourage applications from candidates who thrive in an environment that embraces diversity and inclusivity.

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.