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LIS Students Selected for New Career Enhancement Program

January 7, 2009

Two LIS students, Anissa Ali and Regina Gong, have been selected for the inaugural Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Career Enhancement Program. The program, funded by the Institute for Museum and Library Services and ARL member libraries, gives MLIS students from underrepresented groups the opportunity to begin their careers in research libraries early by providing a robust fellowship experience in an ARL member library. Selection for the program was highly competitive – the Career Enhancement Program Coordinating Committee received over 40 applications for 18 slots.

This program is a result of the commitment ARL members have to create a diverse research library community that will meet the new challenges of global competition and changing demographics. Ali and Gong will participate in the Career Enhancement Program’s four main components: a six- to twelve-week fellowship experience in an ARL library, a mentoring relationship with a professional librarian throughout the fellowship, participation in the ARL Leadership Institute, and career placement assistance.

Congratulations to Anissa and Regina!