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Diversity Programs

Mark A. Puente



The ARL Diversity Programs recruit people from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups into careers in research libraries (the Initiative to Recruit a Diverse Workforce and the Career Enhancement Program) and prepare and advance minority librarians into leadership positions in ARL libraries (the Leadership and Career Development Program).

The annual Leadership Symposium--a component of the ARL Diversity Programs--focuses on issues related to transitioning into, and building career networks in, research libraries.

The Diversity Programs also encompass ARL’s Career Resources: Job Announcements, LIS Graduate Student Résumé Database, and Research Library Residency Programs Database.