The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) will host its Seventh Annual Leadership Symposium for master of library and information science (MLIS) students on Saturday and Sunday, January 8 and 9, 2011. Leadership Symposium curriculum focuses on topics related to the major strategic areas of ARL, as well as transitioning into, and building career networks in, research libraries. The program will include presentations from ARL program officers as well as human resource professionals in ARL member libraries. Registration for the Symposium is open to any MLIS student with an interest in a career in research libraries. The event is free of charge but space is limited!
The Leadership Symposium provides:
- A theoretical overview of macro-level issues facing research libraries
- Advice on career opportunities in, and transitioning into, a research library
- A community of learners among the participants
- Opportunities for both formal and informal mentoring
- Networking with ARL library leaders
The Leadership Symposium is funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), ARL member institutions, Preservation Technologies, and EBSCO. This annual event is a component of the ARL Diversity Programs, which include the Career Enhancement Program (CEP), Initiative to Recruit a Diverse Workforce (IRDW), and the Leadership and Career Development Program (LCDP).
Please visit our Website for a link to the registration form and program agenda:
As always, don’t hesitate to let me know if you have any questions.
Mark A. Puente
Director of Diversity Programs
Association of Research Libraries
21 Dupont Circle NW, Suite 800
Washington, D.C. 20036