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Career Enhancement Program (CEP)

The Host Institution Experience

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Host Institutions & Matching

The ARL member libraries listed below have agreed to provide each fellow with a rewarding fellowship experience. Fellows will be matched with a host institution based on interest and timing.

In order to provide each fellow with a rich experience, the review committee, composed of representatives from each host institution, will match fellows based on the best combination of the aforementioned elements. Fellows are asked to be flexible and willing to participate in the program based on the committee’s matching, not the fellow’s institutional interest.

The host institutions are:

University of Arizona

University of California, San Diego

Columbia University

University of Kentucky

University of Michigan

National Library of Medicine

North Carolina State University

University of Washington

Mentoring & Supervisory Relationships

Each fellow will be assigned a mentor from the host institution who will serve in that capacity for the duration of the program. This part of the program will be designed and developed by a professional librarian with input from the fellow. Before the ARL Leadership Symposium in January, the fellows and mentors will meet and begin developing a partnering relationship. Mentors will assist the fellows with acclimating to the temporary work environment, and providing support to the fellows as they begin their transitions into the professional workforce.

During the internship each fellow will report to an assigned supervisor. The supervisor will be responsible for coordinating the work plan and daily tasks for the fellow. Fellows will be evaluated two times during the internship, with the second evaluation being the final and formal performance evaluation. Fellows will also be required to complete a formal evaluation of the internship upon completion of the program. Feedback from these evaluations will be shared with the host institutions.