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Association of Research Libraries (ARL®)

  Diversity Programs Contact:
Mark A. Puente
Initiative to Recruit a Diverse Workforce (IRDW)

Program Components

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ARL Diversity Scholars receive:

  • leadership development via ARL’s annual Leadership Symposium which includes sessions on macro-level issues facing research libraries, opportunities to network with ARL library directors and human resources personnel, and advice from former Diversity Scholars;

  • a hosted visit to the Purdue University Libraries to learn more about the advanced operations of a research library;

  • mentoring from an ARL librarian or an alumnus of either ARL’s Leadership and Career Development Program or the Initiative to Recruit a Diverse Workforce;

  • paid membership in a major professional association or in one of the American Library Association’s five ethnic caucuses; and

  • a stipend of up to $10,000 over two years to help defray the cost of graduate school.

  • an additional $2,500 per person in support of one-time training and skills development.