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Mark A. Puente
Leadership & Career Development Program (LCDP)


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ARL launched the Leadership and Career Development Program in 1997. Over the course of seven LCDP offerings, 119 librarians have completed the program and a large percentage of them have either been promoted within their libraries or have assumed significantly expanded responsibilities within their institutions.

The program curriculum is tied directly to ARL's strategic directions:

  • Influencing public policies
  • Reshaping scholarly communication
  • Transforming research libraries, including the roles of staff, and shifting collections and services