Tuesday, June 26, 2012

UK Libraries Selected for ARL Fellowship Program:

Mark A. Puente, Director of ARL Diversity Programs, announced recently that “The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Diversity Programs have been awarded a $481,751 grant by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Laura Bush 21st-Century Librarian Program to support the Career Enhancement Program (CEP). The ARL CEP is a minority fellowship program that recruits library and information science (MLIS) students from traditionally underrepresented racial and ethnic minority groups into careers in research and academic libraries.”

“The CEP partners with eight ARL member libraries to provide each program participant with a six- to twelve-week paid internship, as well as a suite of other benefits. The full, eight-month fellowship experience includes a formal mentoring program, opportunities for leadership development, and career placement assistance. Over a three-year period, funding from IMLS will support the fellowship for 32 diverse MLIS students (10–12 students per year).”

“The ARL CEP uses a cohort model, where CEP Fellows are assigned in pairs to the host libraries. The program encourages the development of a close network of peers, while at the same time providing outstanding MLIS students with practical learning experiences to complement their library school coursework.”

The other host libraries are:

  • University of Arizona
  • University of California, San Diego
  • Columbia University
  • University of Michigan
  • National Library of Medicine
  • North Carolina State University
  • University of Washington

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