School of Library and Information Studies

ARL Initiative to Recruit a Diverse Workforce

ARL Initiative to Recruit a Diverse Workforce

June 1 

Up to $10,000 over two years.  The initiative also offers a mentoring relationship with an experienced librarian, a leadership training curriculum, and the opportunity to work in an ARL library upon graduation.


Applicants must be members of an underrepresented racial or ethnic group (racial and ethnic group membership is based on the categories outlined in the U.S. Census. Racially and ethnically underrepresented groups include: American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, Black or African American, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, Hispanic or Latino); be accepted into an ALA accredited MLS program; possess an interest in pursuing a career in a research libraries.

Requires a 400-word essay describing what attracts you to a professional position in an ARL library.  The essay should be typed and addressed to the Initiative Selection Committee.

IMLS and voluntary contributions from 52 ARL member libraries.

Available on website.

Last updated
June 2015