LaTrisha Blunt and Sarah Pham are working and learning at UK Libraries this summer as part of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Career Enhancement Program (CEP).
LaTrisha is studying for her MLIS at the University of Southern Mississipi while working full time in the public library system of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Her supervisor at UK is Cindy Cline, Special Formats cataloguer, and her mentor is Senior Associate Dean Mary Beth Thomson.
Sarah recently completed her MLIS at the University of California, Los Angeles. Her supervisors at UK are Megan Mummey and Sarah Dorpinghaus, Special Collections Research Center, and her mentor is Jen Bartlett, head of Reference Services in William T. Young Library.
LaTrisha and Sarah began their internships June 15, and their last day at UK Libraries will be July 31. On July 27, all UK Libraries faculty, staff, and students are invited to a presentation by and reception for the ARL CEP Fellows, 10 to 11:30 a.m. in B108C Young Library.
Judy Sackett is the ARL CEP coordinator for UK Libraries.
The Career Enhancement Program, one of five diversity recruitmentprograms of the Association of Research Libraries, offers master of library and information students from traditionally underrepresented racial and ethnic minority groups the opportunity to gain practical internship experience in an ARL member library. Funding for the program is provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and ARL member libraries, with the goal of creating a diverse research library workforce. LaTrisha and Sarah bring to 12 the number of CEP interns hosted by UK Libraries.
More information about the ARL CEP and the 2015 fellows is on the ARL website.