Eugenia Beh, electronic resources librarian, and Molly McInerney, Department of Transportation liaison and course support librarian, are among the 25 fellows chosen for the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Leadership & Career Development Program (LCDP) 2018–2019 cohort. The LCDP is a yearlong program to prepare mid-career librarians from historically underrepresented racial and ethnic groups to take on leadership roles in their careers and in the profession at large.
The ARL LCDP addresses the need for research libraries and archives to develop a more diverse professional workforce that can contribute to library success in serving the research, teaching, and learning of increasingly diverse scholarly and learning communities. This is accomplished, in part, by providing LCDP fellows with meaningful exposure to the major strategic issues that are shaping the future of research libraries.
ARL launched LCDP in 1997, and 119 individuals have completed the program. A large percentage of LCDP alumni have either been promoted within their organizations or have assumed significantly expanded responsibilities either within their institutions or within professional organizations.