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DeLa Dos Appointed Senior Director, Learning + DEI for ARL

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DeLa Dos

Please join us in congratulating DeLa Dos on their appointment as senior director, Learning + DEI for the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), effective October 1, 2022.

In their new role, DeLa Dos will be responsible for leading the Association’s Learning Network and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) initiatives. This new structure provides sought-after cohesion across our learning-program curricula and reinforces our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in all our programs. Dos’s portfolio will include the ARL Leadership Fellows program, the Leadership and Career Development Program, the Kaleidoscope Program, and the 2023 inaugural Senior Leaders Intensive Learning program. Dos will hire two directors who will work with them to support the ARL Learning Network Committee and the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee. Their team will continue to benefit from Mira Swearer’s exceptional program management expertise.

You may be familiar with DeLa Dos for their work in diversity, equity, and inclusion. Dos has served as senior director, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for ARL, since June 2021. What may be less familiar to you is their deep expertise in curriculum design and assessment, and their extensive experience working on leadership with executives and senior leaders across higher education. Dos holds a PhD from Mercer University focused on four areas: (a) clinical mental health practice, (b) supervision, (c) teaching, and (d) leadership, with additional education on leadership principles and practices. They bring extensive experience working with provosts, deans, boards, and other key stakeholders in higher education and nonprofit organizations, as well as with students and faculty.

We look forward to the leadership and vision DeLa Dos will bring to this new role.


About the Association of Research Libraries

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is a nonprofit organization of research libraries in Canada and the US whose vision is to create a trusted, equitable, and inclusive research and learning ecosystem and prepare library leaders to advance this work in strategic partnership with member libraries and other organizations worldwide. ARL’s mission is to empower and advocate for research libraries and archives to shape, influence, and implement institutional, national, and international policy. ARL develops the next generation of leaders and enables strategic cooperation among partner institutions to benefit scholarship and society. ARL is on the web at ARL.org.