Tuesday, August 21, 2012

ARL Diversity Programs Awarded IMLS Grant to Continue Career Enhancement Program

UK Libraries, one of the eight founding participants of the Association of Research Libraries Diversity Programs' Career Enhancement Program (CEP), will host two CEP Fellow internships on campus each summer in 2013 and 2014.  The ARL CEP is a minority fellowship program that recruits library and information science students from traditionally underrepresented racial and ethnic groups into careers in research and academic libraries.  UK Libraries sponsored six CEP Fellows over the past four years: Katie Henningsen, Anissa Ali, Brittany McGowan, Brian Leaf, Kimberly Sy and Jennifer Garrett.  Katie joined UK Libraries Special Collectionsfaculty following graduation.

Applications for the ARL CEP will be available this fall and the 2013 selections are expected to be made in November. Each intern will be assigned a mentor as well as a supervisor; mentorship training, which previously took place at ALA midwinter, will be provided online.  Judy Sackett coordinates this important program for UK Libraries.

More information about the Career Enhancement Program can be found at: http://www.arl.org/news/pr/cep-imls-19june12.shtml

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