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1 Recruiting for the 21 st Century Research Library A Concurrent Session Organized By ARL Research Library Leadership Fellows Kate Oliver, Wendy Scott Nancy Seamans, Mary Ann Mavrinac, Martha Whitehead 153 rd ARL Membership Meeting October 16, 2008

2 Recruitment of staff with skills needed for the 21st century research library is a high priority for library leaders. To enlist the talent we need for the emerging digital knowledge environment, we may need to expand our recruitment horizon beyond innovative LIS graduate programs to also include discipline- specific graduate programs, such as digital humanities or business informatics. Abstract

3 Goal: Recruit talent and skills to meet the needs of the digital knowledge environment of the 21 century research library. Statement of Need: Student skills and competencies required include familiar or comfortable with: Digital content, exchange, workflow Interactive and team-based research and teaching Multi- and inter-disciplinary endeavors Dynamic, evolving Process over end-product

4 Intended Audience: Targeted domain specific graduate students and LIS programs. Project Activities: Recruit a diverse group graduate students in targeted domains Intended Outcomes: Increased number of library professionals, increase capacity of research library to contribute to the academic enterprise

5 Project Design - North Carolina State University will be the lead grant applicant. Partners in the program will be ARL Research Library Leadership Fellows and ten North American graduate programs. Activities - Partner with graduate program deans; make presentations to graduate students; select student participants based; provide summer internships, mentoring Timeframe - Three-year time span, from 2009 through 2011

6 Measurables Engagement of a diverse group of graduate students demonstrated by: Attendance at presentations Course selection relevant to research library Application for summer internship Selection for internship in host research libraries Job placement in research libraries

7 Your comments, thoughts Sustainability? Specific graduate programs to target? Subject domains? LIS? Anything else?


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