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Student Andrea Salazar Selected as ARL Diversity Scholar

July 27, 2017

SLIS student Andrea Salazar has been named a 2017-2019 ARL Diversity Scholar and will participate in the Initiative to Recruit a Diverse Workforce. IRDW promotes diversity and inclusivity in the library and information science professions, with a specific focus on academic librarianship, and prepares future leaders for their careers through a variety of educational and professional opportunities.

"I am incredibly excited to have the opportunity to be a part of this program," Andrea said. "The support ARL provides scholars in leadership and career development is wonderful. This program will help to guide my through the next steps for my future in academic librarianship."

The program "...offers financial support to program participants as well as leadership development through the ARL Annual Leadership Symposium, a formal mentoring program, career placement assistance, and a site visit to an ARL library. This program reflects the commitment of ARL members to address the historical underrepresentation of many racial and ethnic groups within the research library and archives workforce. The IRDW helps create a diverse professional community that will better meet the needs of researchers, students, and other constituencies whose demographics and perspectives are quickly evolving." To read more about the program and to see the full list of Diversity Scholars, visit: