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Carlette Washington-Hoagland Named ARL Visiting Program Officer for Diversity and Leadership

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Carlette Washington-Hoagland

ARL has appointed Carlette Washington-Hoagland as a visiting program officer (VPO) for diversity and leadership programs, effective today, October 1, 2014. Washington-Hoagland will take the lead in managing the assessment of the ARL Leadership and Career Development Program (LCDP), will organize a review of ARL mentor programs to inform component enhancements, will contribute to the planning of the annual ARL Leadership Symposium, and will support other research projects and programs as needed.

Washington-Hoagland serves as the coordinator of staff development and diversity programming at the University of Iowa Libraries, where she has been employed in various roles since 1997. She was one of the first recipients of the ARL Initiative to Recruit a Diverse Workforce scholarships in 2002 and is an alumna of the ARL LCDP. She holds an MA in library and information science from the University of Iowa, an MS in sociology from Iowa State University, and a BS in social work from Southern University and A&M College. Washington-Hoagland brings a wealth of experience in assessment, diversity and inclusion, leadership development, and many other areas that will be key to her engagement with ARL programs.

John Culshaw, university librarian at the University of Iowa, expressed his enthusiasm about the appointment: “The University of Iowa Libraries has a long history of supporting diversity initiatives both on our campus and nationally. We are pleased that ARL has selected Carlette Washington-Hoagland to serve as visiting program officer. Her expertise will surely enhance the experience of individuals who participate in ARL’s diversity programs and leadership initiatives. In return, Carlette’s experience as VPO will make our own programs better in the future.”

The ARL VPO program provides opportunities for outstanding staff members at ARL member libraries to contribute to special projects and programs, either in whole or in part, in order to advance the agenda of the Association. Visit the ARL website for more information about ARL’s Visiting Program Officer program.


The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is a nonprofit organization of 125 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/.

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