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Mark A. Puente
Career Enhancement Program (CEP)

Qualifications for Participating

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The ARL Career Enhancement Program was created to provide master of library and information science (MLIS) students from racial and ethnic minority groups with an opportunity to jump-start their careers in research libraries by providing practical work experience. All applicants must possess the following qualifications:

  • be accepted into an ALA–accredited library school program
  • be a member of a racial/ethnic minority group as described by the US Census Bureau:
    • American Indian or Alaska Native
    • Asian
    • Black or African American
    • Hispanic or Latino
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander
  • have completed a minimum of 12 graduate-level credits in library and information science prior to engaging in the internship