Julian Etienne Gomez Baranda and Nabil Kashyap are among 10 fellows selected by the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Career Enhancement Program (CEP) Coordinating Committee to participate in this recruitment program in 2013. The program, funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and ARL member libraries, gives master of library and information science (MLIS) students from underrepresented groups an opportunity to jump-start their careers in research libraries by providing a fellowship experience that includes an internship in an ARL member library. Julian is enrolled at the University of Arizona and Nabil is at the University of Michigan; each will complete his 6-12 week internship at UK during the summer of 2013.
UK Libraries CEP Coordinator Judy Sackett will meet the new interns during the ARL Leadership Symposium being held at the American Library Association Midwinter Conference in Seattle in late January. UK Librarians will mentor and supervise each intern during their time on campus and expressions of interest to mentor participants will be solicited in the near future.
UK Libraries is one of five ARL institutions hosting the 2013 internships. Others are the University of Arizona, Columbia University, the National Library of Medicine, and the University of Michigan. For more information about the ARL Career Enhancement Program see http://www.arl.org/news/pr/CEP-fellows-12dec12.shtml.